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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

Upper Elementary Teachers & Staff

Northern Lights Room

Mark Traxler

Northern Lights Room Faculty

I have been a part of the CMA community for over 23 years.  My daughter is a graduate of CMA, Clark Montessori High School, and Middlebury College in Vermont.  When my daughter graduated from CMA, I realized I couldn’t leave, so I became the Gym, Computer, Science and anything-else-needed teacher. Within a few years I became one of the Upper Elementary teachers and have loved every day since.

I have a Lindner College of Business Bachelor of Administration degree from The University of Cincinnati with additional studies in Physics & Education. I will be graduating in December, 2018 with my Masters in Biology with a focus on teaching environmental conservation from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.  I have traveled to Belize, India and Thailand for the past three years with Miami University, studying the sustainable cultures and mindfulness of these regions.

I also participated in the iDiscovery Physics Program from Miami University and the Cincinnati Natural History Museum with coursework in, “Integrating Research and Education: Geological and Paleontological Principles”, “Deep Earth Academy”, the “Galileo & Galileoscope” workshop, as well as constantly  continuing to learn and educate myself in as many ways as possible.

I truly love working with the students and I strive to carry on the traditions of Central Montessori Academy.  The education of the child does not manifest itself in only the academics but within the development of the whole child socially and emotionally.  I love incorporating nature into the learning environment and we are lucky to have a variety of natural environments to explore on our school campus.  The education of the whole child is so important in creating our future leaders and community members because they will then shine and be positive examples to others. That is why I love coming to school and teaching every day.