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

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All Year Montessori Team

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Wendy Calise
Head of School

25 Years at CMS 

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Karen O’Malley
Director of Admissions

17 Years at CMS 

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Jim Aspinall
Director of Operations

7 Years at CMS

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Ian Turner
Director of Institutional Advancement

1 Year at CMS

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Annette Kulle
Founder

47 Years at CMS 

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Frank Kulle
Founder

47 Years at CMS 

Francesca Giannis
Administrative Assistant

1 Year at CMS

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Kara Garzelloni
AYM Teaching Assistant

7 Years at CMS

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Michele Aspinall
AYM Director / Teacher

28 Years at CMS

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Amy Carlson
AYM Teaching Assistant

4 Years at CMS

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Toddler Team

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Pre-K / Kindergarten Team

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Jennifer Robinson
Toddler Teacher

2 Years at CMS

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Adrianna Salazar
Toddler Teaching Assistant

1 Year at CMS

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Rebecca English
Toddler Teaching Assistant

1 Year at CMS

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Veronica Armenta
Toddler / Spanish Teacher

16 Years at CMS

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Krista Delaney
Physical Education Teacher

35 Years at CMS

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Kim Shultz
Pre-K / Kindergarten Teacher

8 Years at CMS

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Genevieve Youhanna
Pre-K / Kindergarten Teaching Assistant

1 Year at CMS

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Berkley Lane
Pre-K / Kindergarten Teacher

2 Years at CMS

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Amy Carlson
Pre-K / Kindergarten Teaching Assistant

4 Years at CMS

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Elementary Team

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Middle School Team

Benjamin Price
Upper Elementary Teacher

2 Years at CMS

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Guy Calise
Middle School Director

25 Years at CMS

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Joseph Francavilla
Music Director

13 Years at CMS

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Magali DePilla
Spanish Instructor

1 Year at CMS

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Sean Doyle
Lower Elementary Teacher

1 Year at CMS

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Taylor Wesenberg
Upper Elementary Teacher

4 Years at CMS

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Kim Anderson
Lower Elementary Teacher

13 Years at CMS

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Veronica Armenta
Toddler / Spanish Teacher

16 Years at CMS

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Joseph Francavilla
Music Director

13 Years at CMS

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Jennifer Rogers
Middle School Teacher

11 Years at CMS

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Magali DePilla
Spanish Instructor

1 Year at CMS

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Guy Calise
Middle School Director

25 Years at CMS

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Music Director

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Spanish Team

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Joseph Francavilla
Music Instructor

13 Years at CMS

 

 

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Veronica Armenta
Toddler / Spanish Teacher

16 Years at CMS

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Magali DePilla
Spanish Instructor

1 Year at CMS

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Physical Education Team

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Campus and Facilities Team

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Benjamin Price
Upper Elementary Teacher

2 Years at CMS

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Guy Calise
Middle School Director

25 Years at CMS

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Krista Delaney
Physical Education Teacher

35 Years at CMS

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Brittany Benington
Physical Ed. Assistant

5 Years at CMS

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Juan Armenta
Maintenance

19 Years at CMS

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Jim Aspinall
Director of Operations

7 Years at CMS

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Frank Kulle
Founder

47 Years at CMS