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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.

McKenzee Wilkins

Star Room Faculty

Earth Room

Mollie Peters

Earth Room Faculty

My name is Mollie Peters I am the Lead Teacher in the Earth 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.

Sara Thomas

Earth Room Faculty

Hi! My name is Sara and I’m thrilled to be back in the Earth Room with Mollie! My love of Montessori began when I attended Montessori school as a little girl. I love the methodology, never tire of how children absorb information at this age, and find great importance in the fact that we can meet the individual child where they are while challenging them appropriately. My love of CMA started in 2011 when I went on a tour. I have been a part of this unique community as a parent, a volunteer and a teacher since 2015.

I received my BS in Psychology from Mt. St. Joseph University. With this degree, I worked on an inpatient children’s mental health unit and was a counselor to at-risk youth before becoming a Program Director at a motor skill development facility. I knew I wanted to further my education and that Montessori was in my bones, so I went to Xavier and received my M.Ed. in Montessori Education with a 6-9 credential. I have seven years of teaching experience in both 3-6 and 6-9 Montessori classrooms, and virtually to children all over the world!

Outside of school I enjoy spending time with my friends, family and dogs as well as baking, camping, geocaching, and doing adventurous things outdoors. We also foster dogs for a local rescue, which can be very challenging, but incredibly rewarding!

Sun Room

Danielle Wren

Sun 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.