The Countryside Team

Our exceptional faculty includes internationally recognized, innovative teachers who combine strong teaching skills with specialty expertise. They mentor, advise and consult teachers and schools from around the world through affiliate organization Montessori Teachers Institute for Professional Studies.

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Meet the Faculty and Staff

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Administrative Team

All Year Montessori Team

Wendy Calise
Head of School

28 Years at CMS

Karen O’Malley
Director of Admissions

20 Years at CMS

Jim Aspinall
Director of Operations

10 Years at CMS

Katie O’Malley
School Nurse, Office Manager

2 years at CMS

Annette Kulle
Founder

50 Years at CMS

Frank Kulle
Founder

50 Years at CMS

Michele Aspinall
AYM Director / Teacher

28 years at CMS

Kara Garzelloni
AYM Teaching Assistant

10 Years at CMS

Kathy Wos
AYM Teaching Assistant

9 Years at CMS
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Toddler Team

Pre-K / Kindergarten Team

Jennifer Robinson
Toddler Teacher

5 Years at CMS
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Andrea Rivera
Toddler Teaching Assistant

First Year at CMS

Veronica Armenta
Toddler / Spanish Teacher

19 Years at CMS

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

First Years at CMS

Kim Shultz
Pre-K / Kindergarten Teacher

22 Years at CMS

Genevieve Youhanna
Pre-K / Kindergarten Teaching Assistant

4 Years at CMS

Bhavini Shah
Pre-K / Kindergarten Teacher

First Year at CMS

Diana Hamdan
Pre-K / Kindergarten Teaching Assistant

4 Years at CMS
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Elementary Team

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Middle School Team

Kim Anderson
Lower Elementary Teacher

16 Years at CMS

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 / Spanish Teacher

19 Years at CMS

Magali DePilla
Spanish Instructor

4 Years at CMS

Joseph Francavilla
Music Director

17 Years at CMS
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Hanna Klingler

Elementary Assistant

First Year at CMS

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 Director

17 Years at CMS

Magali DePilla
Spanish Instructor

4 Years at CMS

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Spanish Team

Joseph Francavilla
Music Instructor

17 Years at CMS

Veronica Armenta
Toddler / Spanish Teacher

19 Years at CMS

Magali DePilla
Spanish Instructor

4 Years at CMS
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Physical Education Team

Campus and Facilities Team

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CMS Founders

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

First year at CMS

Juan Armenta
Facilities Manager

22 Years at CMS

Jim Aspinall
Director of Operations

10 Years at CMS

Frank Kulle
Founder

50 Years at CMS

Annette Kulle
CMS Founder

50 Years at CMS

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.