Sheldon Clark, AMS Certified Teacher
Sheldon Clark has been involved in Montessori education since the early 1990s. He is trained for ages 6-12, and has 14 years classroom experience, mostly at the Upper Elementary level. Sheldon has served in administration as well as in the classroom, and was the founding Upper Elementary Director of Follow the Child Montessori School in Raleigh. He has a strong interest in communication and problem solving among children, and is working to expand his understanding and experience beyond the Upper Elementary years and into Montessori adolescent education.
Beth Nathison, Assistant Teacher
Beth Nathison came to TNS after teaching for 8 years in the Wake County Public School System, where she specialized in middle grades language arts and social studies. Beth was instrumental in implementing a literacy program at Lufkin Road Middle School that encouraged an interdisciplinary approach to reading. Beth graduated from Ohio’s Miami University, with an undergraduate degree in Communications, and then from Ohio’s Wright State University with a Master’s degree in English Education. Beth and her husband Max have four children between the ages of 2 and 10. In her spare time she enjoys photography, crafts, and watching her kids’ many athletic pursuits. She loves working in the Montessori setting because of the one-on-one attention she can give to each child, and the joy she gets from being the facilitator as students take control of their own learning.
Mary Lou Kane, Support Teacher
Mary Lou is certified on levels 3 to 6, 6 to 9, and 9 to 12, and has taught in a Montessori classroom for a total of 29 years. [More information to follow...]