Toddler Teachers & Staff

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.

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Toddler Teachers & Staff

Moon Room

Jena Wyborski
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.

Hannah Ward
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.

Kim Wesley
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!

Rachel Weber
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.