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.
Toddler Teachers & Staff
Moon Room Faculty
Hello. My name is Jena Wyborski and I am the Lead Toddler Teacher at Central Montessori Academy. Recently, I have completed my Infant and Toddler Montessori certification training at Crescent Ridge Academy. Throughout my life, I have dedicated a lot of my time to taking care of children and I must say, I honestly enjoy every minute of it. I am thrilled to be going into my fourth year in the Toddler classroom. I am passionate about helping children build independence, creating that love for learning, and embracing every child in their own unique way by following the child. I joined the CMA staff in 2018 as an administrative assistant, spent two years as a Toddler Assistant Teacher, and am now in my 2nd year as a headteacher. But I have an even longer history with CMA! I was one of the first students to go through the entire program here, starting as a 3-year-old and graduating from the 6th grade in 2002. After CMA, I went to Clark Montessori High School and then finished at the University of Cincinnati in 2013 with a BS degree in Community & Public Health Education and Promotion.
Growing up in Montessori schools has been one of the best experiences I could have ever had because it has helped me become a more well-rounded person in society. The community-building and life skills that I learned throughout my educational years set me up for success and for understanding the world around me. I am Head of School René Steinkamp’s youngest daughter. I have a husband Drew, and two dogs Rockne and Ziva. I love being active, outdoor activities such as gardening, being creative, and listening to live music. I’m passionate about giving back to the community and living life to the fullest
I am looking forward to the school year and reconnecting with previous families as well as new families at CMA.
Moon Room Faculty
Hi friends! My name is Hannah Ward and I work as the Toddler Assistant 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. I will also earn my Montessori Teaching Assistant certification this fall through GCCME. I have previous experience working extensively with infants aged 6 weeks to 18 months, and last school year I worked at CMA as the Pre-Primary Assistant. 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 rescued German Shepherd, Wrigley.
Moon Room Assistant
Hi. My name is Kim Wesley and I am an Assistant Toddler teacher in the Moon Room. I have worked with children of all ages ranging from newborn to school age for many years and find toddlers to be the most rewarding age group to teach. I am new to Montessori education, however my style of teaching has always trended toward the Montessori philosophy. I believe that children need the chance to learn by exploring their environment and I am there to guide them. I have volunteered in elementary schools in this area as a reading mentor. I have always enjoyed reading and I love to be able to share that excitement with children. My other hobby is cooking. I love to cook and I have always enjoyed times where I can have my daughters, nieces and nephews helping to make a meal. I am very excited to be a part of the CMA family!
Moon Room Assistant
Hi, everyone! My name is Rachel Weber and I am an Assistant Toddler Teacher in the Moon Room. I graduated from Mother of Mercy High School in 2014 and went on to earn my Bachelors in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies from Ohio University. From 2018 to 2021, I worked as the Assistant Teacher in the Star Room. I left CMA to live in New York City, but I just couldn’t stay away and I’m thrilled to be back where I belong. Though my experience is primarily with the Pre-Primary students, I’ve spent my time at CMA subbing and working Summer Camp with the toddlers and I thoroughly enjoy every moment I spend with them. In my free time, I enjoy journaling, going for walks, listening to podcasts, seeing Broadway shows, and bonding with my cats, Simba and Spike.