Staff and Team Information

Our exceptional faculty at Countryside Montessori includes internationally recognized, innovative teachers who combine strong teaching skills with specialty expertise. They mentor, advise, and consult with teachers and schools from around the world through affiliate organization Montessori Teachers Institute for Professional Studies. Many of the Countryside Montessori staff serve as presenters at the Annual Summer Institute, held at CMS, through the organization. They are truly the heart of our academic programs. 

Meet the Faculty and Staff

Administrative Team at CMS

Administrative Team

All Year Montessori Team

Wendy Calise, Head of School

Wendy Calise

Head of School

28 Years at CMS

Karen O’Malley 2

Karen O’Malley

Director of Admissions

20 Years at CMS

Jim Aspinall Director of Operations

Jim Aspinall

Director of Operations

10 Years at CMS

Janeth Mendoza

Director of Marketing

4 years at CMS

Annette Kulle

Founder

50 Years at CMS

CMS Team / Staff Biographies

Frank Kulle

Founder

50 Years at CMS

Michele Aspinall

Michele Aspinall

AYM Director / Teacher

28 years at CMS

Shana Brunell

Shana Brunell

AYM Teaching Assistant

first year at CMS

Kathy Wos Assistant Teacher

Kathy Wos

AYM Teaching Assistant

9 Years at CMS

Toddler Team

Pre-K / Kindergarten Team

Jennifer Robinson Toddler Teacher

Jennifer Robinson

Toddler Teacher

5 Years at CMS

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Andrea Rivera

Toddler Teaching Assistant

Two Years at CMS

Veronica Armenta Toddler Teacher

Veronica Armenta

Toddler / Spanish Teacher

19 Years at CMS

Uli Soto

Uli Soto

Nido Teaching Assistant

Two Years at CMS

Rebecca English Toddler Teaching Assistant

Rebecca English

Toddler Teaching Assistant

4 Years at CMS

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Krista Delaney

 

Director of Toddler Program, and Toddler Level Mentor

38 Years at CMS

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Shaneequa Pool

Physical Education Assistant

Two Years at CMS

Yuritzi Garduno

Yuritzi Garduno

Toddler Teaching Assistant

Two Years at CMS

Kim Shultz Primary Teacher

Kim Shultz

Pre-K / Kindergarten Teacher

22 Years at CMS

Maya Munson

Maya Munson

Pre-K / Kindergarten Teaching Assistant

First year at CMS

Bhavini Shah

Pre-K / Kindergarten Teacher

First Year at CMS

Diana Hamdan Assistant Teacher

Dianna Hamdan

Pre-K / Kindergarten Teaching Assistant

4 Years at CMS

Elementary Team at CMS

Elementary Team

Middle School Team at CMS

Middle School Team

Kim Anderson Teacher, Lower Elementary Class

Kim Anderson
Lower Elementary Teacher

16 Years at CMS

Taylor Wesenberg, Upper Elementary Teacher 2

Taylor Wesenberg
Upper Elementary Teacher

7 Years at CMS

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Sean Doyle
Lower Elementary Teacher

5 Years at CMS

Veronica Armenta Toddler Teacher

Veronica Armenta
Toddler / Spanish Teacher

19 Years at CMS

Magali DePilla Spanish Teacher

Magali DePilla
Spanish Instructor

4 Years at CMS

Joseph Francavilla Music Instructor

Joseph Francavilla
Music Director

17 Years at CMS
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Hanna Klingler

Elementary Assistant

Two Years at CMS

Guy Calise Founding Director of Middle School

Guy Calise
Middle School Director

28 Years at CMS

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Kathleen Al-Basit
Middle School Teacher

First Year at CMS
Joseph Francavilla Music Instructor

Joseph Francavilla
Music Director

17 Years at CMS
Magali DePilla Spanish Teacher

Magali DePilla
Spanish Instructor

4 Years at CMS

Music Director

Spanish Team

Joseph Francavilla Music Instructor

Joseph Francavilla
Music Instructor

17 Years at CMS
Veronica Armenta Toddler Teacher

Veronica Armenta
Toddler / Spanish Teacher

19 Years at CMS
Magali DePilla Spanish Teacher

Magali DePilla
Spanish Instructor

4 Years at CMS
Physical Education Team at CMS

Physical Education Team

Campus and Facilities Team

Campus and Facilities Team

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CMS Founders

Guy Calise Founding Director of Middle School

Guy Calise
Middle School Director

28 Years at CMS

Krista Delaney
Director of Toddler Program, and Toddler Level Mentor

38 Years at CMS

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Shaneequa Pool
Gym Assistant

Two Years at CMS

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Juan Armenta
Facilities Manager

22 Years at CMS
Jim Aspinall Director of Operations

Jim Aspinall
Director of Operations

10 Years at CMS
CMS Team / Staff Biographies

Frank Kulle
Founder

50 Years at CMS

Annette Kulle
CMS Founder

50 Years at CMS
CMS Team / Staff Biographies

Frank Kulle
CMS Founder

50 Years at CMS

Countryside does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national, and ethnic origin, sexual identity, gender, or religion, in the administration of its hiring policies, educational policies, or admissions policies and is a not-for-profit organization.