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Central Montessori Academy – Toddler, Preschool and Elementary in Northwest Cincinnati We are an independent Montessori school nurturing and developing young scholars from toddler through sixth grade. Schedule a Visit

Pre-Primary Teachers & Staff

Star Room

Lizzie Roth

Star Room Faculty

My name is Lizzie Roth and I enjoy working at Central Montessori Academy on the Pre-Primary team! I  graduated from Xavier University with my Bachelors Degree in Montessori Education. CMA was the site I was placed for student teaching during my final semester at Xavier and I am glad that they welcomed me to stay in their community and teach. I really enjoy how CMA embraces the Montessori philosophy and encourages children to be independent; they also have a strong sense of community. When I am not teaching I like to spend time with my family and friends or anywhere outside in warm sunshine and beautiful nature.

Rachel Weber

Star Room Faculty

I’m 22 years old and I grew up here in Cincinnati. I’m a 2014 graduate of Mother of Mercy High School and a 2018 graduate of Ohio University, so I’ve been a Bobcat for eight years straight! I love animals – I have one dog named Trevor and two cats named Simba and Skittles. I also love cooking and musical theater. Most importantly, I’m very excited for a great first year here at Central Montessori Academy!

Earth Room

Mollie Peters

Earth Room Faculty

My name is Mollie Peters & I work with Lizzie in the Star Room.  I have a Masters degree in Montessori Education from Xavier University and a hold a credential in early childhood from American Montessori Society for 3- 6 year olds. I love the Montessori philosophy and the ability to follow the child as their interests and needs continue to develop and mature. As a teacher, it is very rewarding to guide and observe children during the three-year cycle. The sense of community and family that is built with families during this time is invaluable. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, love animals and spending time outdoors.

Danielle Smith

Earth Room Faculty

My name is Danielle Smith. This past Spring I graduated from Xavier University with my degree in Montessori Education. I also received my credential for 3-6 years old from American Montessori Society. I have always enjoyed working with young children and I can’t wait to join the CMA community this school year! In my free time I enjoy reading, outdoor activities, and relaxing with my dog.

Hannah Ward

Earth Room Faculty

Hi friend! My name is Hannah Ward and I work as an Assisting Teacher here at CMA. I have earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication from Indiana University, as well as my Child Development Associate Certification from Ashworth College. As a Montessori alumni myself, I know first hand the benefits of a Montessori education. When I am not teaching I enjoy cooking, gardening, running and spending time with my husband, Cole, and our rescue German Shepherd, Wrigley.