UMS Staff

TEDDI LOCKE
UMS MONTESSORI DIRECTOR AND LEAD TEACHER IN THE PRIMARY CLASS

 

Certified Montessori Teacher (AMI) since 1973
44 years experience as Lead Montessori teacher
39 years at UMS as Director and lead Montessori teacher
Bachelor of Sciences, Loyola University New Orleans
Orff Level I certification
Nature School Training

 

Teddi has been at University Montessori School since it opened in 1978. She believes in the potential in every child and does everything to promote it. She feels that the children are her friends and enjoys being with them. She has a good time with the children. She is a true Montessorian with a deep understanding of how children and all humans learn. She is completely devoted to UMS.

LILY HARRIS

TEACHER IN THE PRIMARY CLASS

More info coming soon!

ASHLEY THIBODAUX

TEACHER IN THE PRIMARY CLASS

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ERIN BOHLKE
TEACHER IN THE LITTLE CLASS, OFFICE MANAGER AND STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER

 

Attended MWEI Montessori Training
27 years teaching experience
Over 34 years at UMS
 (started working at UMS in high school)
Attended University of New Orleans

 

The list of what Erin does around here is endless! She has such a deep love for young children and truly enjoys being with them. She has an adult daughter, Hannah, who graduated from UMS.

 

ALANNA JAMES

TEACHER IN THE LITTLE CLASS

More info coming soon!

 

SUPPORT STAFF – SPECIAL AFTERNOON CLASSES FOR PRIMARY COMMUNITY

 

GAIL KLAUDER-VAZ
SPANISH TEACHER  (WEDNESDAY AFTERNOONS)

 

Bachelor of Arts Degree, Chestnut Hill College
Masters Degree, Tulane University

 

Gail is a lovely person who is kind and loving with the children. She plays fun games and sings songs       with them, all in Spanish. Gail has taught Spanish in elementary schools, high school and at Tulane           University.

CAROLYN DURONSLET
PART-TIME TEACHER IN PRIMARY CLASS, TEACHES SCIENCE AND SPORTS (TUESDAY AND THURSDAY AFTERNOONS)

Certified Montessori Teacher (St. Nicholas) – 1973
19 years experience as lead teacher
26 years teaching experience
16 years at UMS
Attended University of New Orleans
Tennis pro and tennis teacher at City Park Tennis

 

Carolyn is a great teacher who puts a lot of effort into all

of her lessons. She loves to have a good time with the children!

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