UMS Staff

TEDDI LOCKE
UMS MONTESSORI DIRECTOR AND LEAD TEACHER IN PRIMARY COMMUNITY

 

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.

 

SHANNON MARKWARD

 

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

 

Attended MWEI Montessori Training
27 years teaching experience
34 years at UMS
(worked at UMS after school starting in middle school)
Attended University of New Orleans

 

Erin is quiet but the list of what she 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.

 

GAIL WILLIAMS
TEACHER IN LITTLE CLASS 

 

Attended MWEI Montessori Training
31 years teaching experience
31 years at UMS
Attended Delgado Community College

 

Gail has never met a stranger! She forms a personal

relationship with everyone, especially children. She

is a character and keeps everyone laughing. She is so good with the children and the parents. She and       her husband, Wayne, have three grown children, Gigi, Wayne, and Heidi (attended UMS), and, also two grandchildren, Tyler and Jaden, who also attended UMS.

SUPPORT STAFF – SPECIAL AFTERNOON CLASSES FOR PRIMARY COMMUNITY

 

GAIL KLAUDER-VAZ
SPANISH TEACHER ON 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.

 

 

MARGO MOSS
ART TEACHER ON FRIDAY AFTERNOONS

 

New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts Certified
Children’s Yoga Instructor

 

Margo has an amazing ability to present art concepts to

young children in a way that they understand it such as

perspective,organic and inorganic shapes, etc.

The children love art class and create great pieces of art.

 

 

CAROLYN DURONSLET
FORMER UMS TEACHER IN PRIMARY COMMUNITY BUT RETIRED A FEW YEARS AGO. HOWEVER, SHE TEACHES SCIENCE AND SPORTS SKILLS TWO AFTERNOONS A WEEK. SHE IS ALSO OUR SUBSTITUTE.

 

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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