A child's preschool teacher can make a lasting impact on that child's future. 

All faculty at MLK Montessori School are highly trained and experienced with childhood education. The majority hold college degrees. Each Classroom Lead Teacher is Montessori trained at the preschool age level.  All faculty participate regularly in professional development.


   My name is Ms. Stacey.  I am the co teacher in room 102. I have been teaching since 1993. Before joining the MLK Montessori staff, I taught half-day preschool and was the supervisor at a local daycare center, so I have had the opportunity to work with a wide range of children, from infants to elementary students. At MLK Montessori, my wonderful co-teacher, Ms. Julia, and I provide students with a loving Montessori learning environment that is both fun and focused on school-readiness. I feel blessed to be able to continue to pursue my passion: serving children. Outside of school, I enjoy spending time with my husband, mother-in-law, and daughter (a Valparaiso University graduate); scrapbooking; card making; and reading.       


My name is Ms. Stacey. I am the co teacher in room 102. I have been teaching since 1993. Before joining the MLK Montessori staff, I taught half-day preschool and was the supervisor at a local daycare center, so I have had the opportunity to work with a wide range of children, from infants to elementary students. At MLK Montessori, my wonderful co-teacher, Ms. Julia, and I provide students with a loving Montessori learning environment that is both fun and focused on school-readiness. I feel blessed to be able to continue to pursue my passion: serving children. Outside of school, I enjoy spending time with my husband, mother-in-law, and daughter (a Valparaiso University graduate); scrapbooking; card making; and reading. 

 

 

 My name is Ms. Rachel. I am the co teacher in room 103. I graduated from Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, Tennessee in 2014 with a degree in elementary education. Since then, I have worked as a speech teacher for children K-6th grad. I also taught a 3rd grade class. This is my first year teaching preschool and i am very excited! When I am not teaching, I enjoy spending time exploring new activieites like zoos, cultural centers, and museums with my husband. We are expecting our first child in January and could not be more thirlled! 

My name is Ms. Rachel. I am the co teacher in room 103. I graduated from Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, Tennessee in 2014 with a degree in elementary education. Since then, I have worked as a speech teacher for children K-6th grad. I also taught a 3rd grade class. This is my first year teaching preschool and i am very excited! When I am not teaching, I enjoy spending time exploring new activieites like zoos, cultural centers, and museums with my husband. We are expecting our first child in January and could not be more thirlled! 

  My name is Ms. Quay.  I am the co teacher in Room 104.  I have worked with preschool children since 2001, and I've taught at MLK Montessori since 2013.  I finished my CDA (Child Development Associate Credential) in 2015. I like pets, spending time with my family, and music.

My name is Ms. Quay. I am the co teacher in Room 104.  I have worked with preschool children since 2001, and I've taught at MLK Montessori since 2013.  I finished my CDA (Child Development Associate Credential) in 2015. I like pets, spending time with my family, and music.

  My name is Miss Robin.   I am the teacher in Room 105 and the head teacher at MLK.   I have worked with preschool children since 1995, and I started at MLK Montessori in 2005.  I graduated from Ball State University in 1990 with a bachelor’s degree in Education, and I completed my Montessori training in 2008. I love spending time with my family, ballroom dancing, animals, butterflies, and exploring scientific concepts.

My name is Miss Robin.  I am the teacher in Room 105 and the head teacher at MLK.   I have worked with preschool children since 1995, and I started at MLK Montessori in 2005.  I graduated from Ball State University in 1990 with a bachelor’s degree in Education, and I completed my Montessori training in 2008. I love spending time with my family, ballroom dancing, animals, butterflies, and exploring scientific concepts.

   My name is Ms. Julia.  I am the co teacher in room 102 .  I am mother of 2 children and have 4 grandchildren.  I started working with youth in 1988. I   have been working for MLK since 2014.  It is my belief that Martin Luther King Montessori is an exceptional learning environment. My passion is teaching, inspiring, and challenging children to love learning. I am a life learner myself, and I am currently working toward my Child Development degree and Montessori training.  In addition, I am bilingual and my specialty is teaching Spanish. My hobbies include traveling, dancing, and swimming.


My name is Ms. Julia. I am the co teacher in room 102. I am mother of 2 children and have 4 grandchildren. I started working with youth in 1988. I have been working for MLK since 2014. It is my belief that Martin Luther King Montessori is an exceptional learning environment. My passion is teaching, inspiring, and challenging children to love learning. I am a life learner myself, and I am currently working toward my Child Development degree and Montessori training.  In addition, I am bilingual and my specialty is teaching Spanish. My hobbies include traveling, dancing, and swimming.

 My name is Melanie. I am the co teacher in room 103. I graduated from Ball State University with a degree in Elementary Education. I completed my student teaching in a Reggio Emilia classroom. I have worked with children since I was in high school and was previously  a lead preschool teacher. This will be my first year at MLK. Outside of school, I enjoy spending time with my son and family. I love reading, being outside, and exploring our community. 

My name is Melanie. I am the co teacher in room 103. I graduated from Ball State University with a degree in Elementary Education. I completed my student teaching in a Reggio Emilia classroom. I have worked with children since I was in high school and was previously  a lead preschool teacher. This will be my first year at MLK. Outside of school, I enjoy spending time with my son and family. I love reading, being outside, and exploring our community. 

 My name is Ms. Stephany. I am the co teacher in room 104.  I graduated from Ivy Tech Community College in May 2018 with my Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education. In the fall, I will be starting classes at Purdue University Fort Wayne to obtain my Bachelor’s Degree in the same field. I have been working with children since I was 12 years old. Serving in the children’s ministry at my church helped me to recognize my gift as a teacher. Since 2014, I have worked professionally with children. When I am not pursuing higher education, or working in the classroom, I enjoy a great many activities. My favorite activity is spending time with my Blue Heeler pup named Hulk. I also enjoy knitting, reading, and exploring nature.

My name is Ms. Stephany. I am the co teacher in room 104.  I graduated from Ivy Tech Community College in May 2018 with my Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education. In the fall, I will be starting classes at Purdue University Fort Wayne to obtain my Bachelor’s Degree in the same field. I have been working with children since I was 12 years old. Serving in the children’s ministry at my church helped me to recognize my gift as a teacher. Since 2014, I have worked professionally with children. When I am not pursuing higher education, or working in the classroom, I enjoy a great many activities. My favorite activity is spending time with my Blue Heeler pup named Hulk. I also enjoy knitting, reading, and exploring nature.

 My Name is Mrs. Becca. I am the co teacher in room 105. I graduated from Grace College in 2015 with a degree in Elementary Education. I am currently working towards recieving my Masters in Elementary Education with a concentration in Early Childhood Education and Program Administration from Ball State Universtiy. I will graduate in May 2019. Before becoming a teacher at MLK, I taught pre k through Headstart and 2 years of preschool through a private daycare. When I am not teaching, I loce spending time with my 3 dogs and husband. This September we will be adding a new addition to our small family; we are anxiously awaiting the arrival of our daughter. 

My Name is Mrs. Becca. I am the co teacher in room 105. I graduated from Grace College in 2015 with a degree in Elementary Education. I am currently working towards recieving my Masters in Elementary Education with a concentration in Early Childhood Education and Program Administration from Ball State Universtiy. I will graduate in May 2019. Before becoming a teacher at MLK, I taught pre k through Headstart and 2 years of preschool through a private daycare. When I am not teaching, I loce spending time with my 3 dogs and husband. This September we will be adding a new addition to our small family; we are anxiously awaiting the arrival of our daughter. 



   Greta   McKinney , Director   Read Bio


Greta McKinney, Director

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  Mr. Banks,  Head of Transportation and Maintenance. 

Mr. Banks, Head of Transportation and Maintenance. 

  Lindsay Rorick , Director of Community and Family Engagement 

Lindsay Rorick, Director of Community and Family Engagement 

   Brigetta Holst , Bookkeeper


Brigetta Holst, Bookkeeper

  Tiffany Jimenez,   Resource Development Coordinator

Tiffany Jimenez,  Resource Development Coordinator

  Paul Ward , Office Support Staff

Paul Ward, Office Support Staff