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Faculty | Middle School

Meet the Middle School teachers

Meet the Middle School Teachers

Michelle Jacob

Program Coordinator & IB Coordinator

Michelle Jacob joined Princeton Montessori School in 2008.  She is a conference teacher and the Program Coordinator for the Middle School program.

Middle school students are Michelle’s favorite age group to teach as they begin to figure out what the world is all about and their place in it.  She loves bringing the excitement and application of science and math to early adolescents, and uses her talents and experience to lead the middle school educational program.

Michelle is passionate about environmental issues and serves on her township’s Environmental Commission.  She also serves on the Alumni Council of Elizabethtown College and is Vice President of the Mary Jacobs Library Foundation Board of Trustees. She and her husband have two children (and four dogs). 

Michelle received a BA in Elementary Education from Elizabethtown College and a MA in Educational Leadership and Administration from George Washington University. She holds a NJ Teaching Certificate, an American Montessori credential at the Elementary I and II levels from PCTE, and certification in Green Chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley.

Amy Krupa

Amy Krupa joined Princeton Montessori School in 2004 and teaches the IB Design Class in the Middle School.

Amy loves working with children in a Montessori environment, especially at this age. She enjoys watching students take pride in their accomplishments as their innate love of learning develops.

When not teaching, Amy enjoys fitness coaching, boating, camping and being outdoors with her three sons. She is also passionate about her role as a Scouting Cub Master for the Boys Scouts of America organization. She volunteers as a leader that aims to promote character development, life skills, and citizenship training among the youth in the organization.

Amy received a BS in Business Administration from Rider University, NJ.  She holds an American Montessori Society credential in Elementary I through the Princeton Center for Teacher Education (PCTE), NJ.

Alex Mitnick

Alex Mitnick joined Princeton Montessori School in 2000 and currently teaches music to students in 3rd year Primary through Middle School.

Alex loves sharing his passion for music and music making with children of all ages. His unique approach to music education combines singing, movement, percussion and songwriting in a stimulating and fun way that leaves students energized and inspired.

In addition to teaching music at Princeton Montessori School, Alex is an Emmy® Award winning children’s performer with six albums of original music and his very own TV show “Alex & The Kaleidoscope.”

Alex received a BA in Jazz Performance from The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA, and has received multiple awards for excellence in children’s entertainment including the New York Emmy® Awards, The Parents’ Choice Foundation, The Film Advisory Board and the American Library Association.

He is an instructor for the Princeton Center for Teacher Education (PCTE).

Nuria Perez

Nuria Perez joined Princeton Montessori School in 2014 and currently teaches Spanish to Elementary and Middle School students and an IB Design class in Middle School. She is a conference teacher in the Middle School.

Nuria greatly enjoys teaching Spanish language and culture. Her goal is to have students participate actively in class, and to help them lose their fear of speaking a second language. She strives to develop a love of discovering another culture and mastering an additional language through experiential activities, real life connections with students from Spanish-speaking countries, and song and games.

When not teaching, Nuria enjoys spending time with her son and husband, exercising outdoors, and traveling.

Nuria received a BS in Sociology from the University of Barcelona (UB), Spain, a Postgraduate Degree in Marketing from New York University (NYU) and studied Montessori Philosophy and Child Development through the Princeton Center for Teacher Education (PCTE), NJ.

Chris Scheid

Chris joined Princeton Montessori School in 2017 and teaches Humanities and is a conference teacher in the Middle School.

Chris has a passion for teaching literature and history and believes in an integrated approach to teaching the Humanities. He believes in bringing a sense of discovery and fun into the classroom and feels that Montessori provides a model student environment for 21st-century learning.  He has completed the International Baccalaureate (IB) Design training.

Chris lives with his wife in Bucks County, PA, and when not teaching enjoys acting in community theater, travel, and photography.  He holds a B.A. in Journalism from Temple University, an M.A. in History from LaSalle University, a Certificate in E-learning and Instructional Design from Oregon State University and a New Jersey State C.E.

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