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The Trustees are pleased to announce the appointment of Michelle Morrison as the Head of Princeton Montessori School and CEO of the Princeton Center for Teacher Education (PCTE). Michelle brings over twenty years of teaching at the elementary and middle school levels to this role and is noted for going over and beyond as a classroom teacher, faculty mentor, and parent educator. Her colleagues describe her as eloquent, inquisitive, collaborative, passionate, innovative, and fun. Michelle will be carrying on the legacy of Marsha Stencel as well as adding her own vision, energy, and perspective to the role.
Michelle holds three American Montessori Credentials: Elementary I, Elementary II, and Secondary I and is completing the PCTE Montessori Leadership course. She earned a B.S. in Business Administration from University of Northern Colorado and a Master of Arts in Teaching from College of New Jersey. Michelle is a frequent presenter at national conferences and has authored several publications. As a certified Outward Bound Educator, her annual trips in the outdoors and abroad with Middle School students have given students lifetime memories.
She leads a faculty that is superbly qualified, committed, caring, and dedicated. The teachers are trained in Montessori principles and practices and hold either an American Montessori Society (AMS) or Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) teaching credential. The majority of the faculty hold a B.A. or B.S. degree and several hold advanced degrees. Each teacher is a specialist in the developmental characteristics of the age level they teach and actively pursue professional development throughout their career. Many are instructors at 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 the 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!