Meet Our Staff

At Christian Montessori School of Lake Norman we are committed to providing children with an exemplary Montessori education grounded in Christian principles. We promote Montessori certification and continuing education for our staff and are proud of the experienced professionals entrusted to guide each child in our programs.

Administration

Missi White

Missi White

Business Manager

17 Years of Experience

2.5 Years at CMSLN

Favorite Educational Quote: “The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.” Sydney J. Harris

Mary Ward

Mary Ward

Administrative Assistant

18 Years of Experience 

3 Years at CMSLN

Favorite Montessori Quote: “As soon as independence is reached, the adult who keeps on helping becomes an obstacle."

Favorite Bible Verse: "For God so loved the world, that He gave His one and only son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have everlasting life." John 3:16

Infant

Wendy Murray

Wendy Murray

Lead Teacher

22 Years Experience

3 Years at CMSLN

I love Montessori because it focuses on the child and what he/she desires to learn. It encourages independence from infancy. Students work at their own pace. I am there to guide them.

Favorite Bible quote: "Humble Yourselves Unto the Lord and He shall lift you up." James 4:10

Anna McCracken

Anna McCracken

Assistant Teacher

19 Years Experience

First year at CMSLN

Favorite Bible verse: My favorite verse is John 3:30 “He must become greater and I must become less important.”

Toddler 1

Aundrea Hunsucker

Aundrea Hunsucker

Toddler Level Coordinator and Lead Teacher

19 years CMSLN

Favorite Montessori Quote:" Never help a child with a task which he feels he can succeed".

Favorite Bible verse: Jeremiah 29:11- For I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord, plans to prosper you with hope and a future.

Magali Wickliffe

Magali Wickliffe

Assistant Teacher

4+ Years of Experience

3 Years at CMSLN

Favorite Montessori quote: "The greatest gifts we can give our children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence"

Favorite bible verse: "Be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, The Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.
Joshua 1:9

Liz Garcia

Liz Jaime

Assistant Teacher

2 Years at CMSLN

Favorite Montessori quote: “What the hand does the mind remembers”

Favorite bible verse: Matthew 7:7 “Ask and it will be given to you, seek and you will find, knock and the door will be opened to you”

Toddler 2

Laura Robitaille

Laura Robitaille

Lead Teacher

15+ Years of Experience 

First year at CMSLN

Favorite Montessori quote: "What the hand does, the mind remembers".

Favorite Bible verse: Isaiah 41:10 "fear not , for I am with you;be not dismayed for I am your God;I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand."

Hope Feeley

Hope Feeley

Assistant Teacher

3 Years at CMSLN

Primary 1

Angela Washington

Angela Washington

Lead Teacher

Years at CMSLN: 12 

Favorite Quote: "The child is both a hope and a promise for mankind "  Maria Montessori

Favorite Scripture: Proverbs 3:5-6 "Trust in the Lord with all  thy heart,and lean not unto thy own understanding, In all thy ways acknowledge him, and He shall direct thy paths"

Shakirla Lymons

Assistant Teacher 
Primary 1 - 9am-3pm
Primary 2 - 3pm-6pm

Years of experience: 10

Years at CMSLN: 4

Favorite Montessori quote: "The greatest sign of success for a teacher... is to be able to say, ’The children are now working as if I did not exist.'"

Primary 2

Cielo Sides

Cielo Sides

Primary Level Coordinator and Lead Teacher

33 years of experience

18 years at CMSLN

Favorite Montessori quote: “SEIPSUM FACIT PERSONA- Man makes himself”- Dr. Maria Montessori

Favorite Bible Scripture: “Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6

Patricia Estanislao

Patricia Estanislao

Assistant Teacher

3 Years of experience

3 Years at CMSLN

Bible Quote“When the time is right, I, the Lord, will make it happen.” Isaiah 60:22

SAB Baptism_GetAlongGang

I hope you guys are having a wonderful start to the school year.  Sydney and Jeremiah are doing well.  I thought I would share with you some wonderful news, Sydney was baptized last weekend!  She had to go through a baptism interview at church a month ago and she passed with flying colors.  She was so excited.  Below is the video (its only a minute long).  I also attached a picture of the get along gang prior to the baptism.

But I just wanted to share because you guys were an integral part in her early Christian walk.  I thank God for you guys helping to raise my children with solid Christian principles.   Thanks and hopefully I will see you guys at the next Spirit Night.  You didn’t think that you guys would get rid of us did you?!

Thanks and you guys have a great weekend!

Rebekah W Brooks

I want everyone involved in the young man’s success to know that we are thankful for his strong foundation.

Folks always ask how he could be a senior and be so much younger than his classmates, and we reply “Lake Norman Day School”. We are well, and he has about 15 great offer for college! We thank God and those involved from the beginning!

Kevin & Lisa