Marsha Stencel is the Head of the Princeton Montessori School and CEO of the Princeton Center for Teacher Education (PCTE). Ms. Stencel has taught at the primary, elementary, and college levels. She holds a B.S. degree from Vanderbilt University with an emphasis in Special Education. She earned a Master’s degree at Wright State University in Supervision and Curriculum and holds an American Montessori Society (AMS) credential. She served on the board of the New Jersey Association of Independent Schools (NJAIS), and was a commissioner of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSA) and was a commissioner for the American Montessori Society School Accreditation Commission.
The faculty she leads is superbly qualified, committed, observant, and empathetic. Our teachers are trained in Montessori principles and practices and hold an American Montessori Society (AMS) or Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) teaching credential. The majority of our faculty holds a B.A. or B.S. degree and several hold advanced degrees. Each teacher is an “expert” in the developmental characteristics of the age level they teach and are recognized for actively pursuing professional development opportunities. Many are instructors at the Princeton Center for Teacher Education (PCTE), mentors to other Montessori teachers, educational lecturers, conference presenters and national consultants for teachers in training. More than half of our teachers and administrators have served the school for ten years or longer. The depth of our faculty’s experience and their commitment to the success of each child make Princeton Montessori School a wonderful place for children.