Montessori Center School

toddler through sixth grade since 1965

Department:

All A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Appointed in 2010 About me
Alyssa Morris
Director of School Admissions
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Alyssa Morris

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a.morris@mcssb.org

Title Director of School Admissions
Appointed 2010
Alyssa Morris is the MCS admissions director. She holds a bachelor's degree and a multi-subject teaching credential in elementary education from the University of Milwaukee. Before coming to MCS, Alyssa had a variety of work experiences in educational settings, including teaching third grade and pre-school as well as teaching ESL in Japan.
Appointed in 2017 About me
Annette Morales
Office Manager
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Annette Morales

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a.morales@mcssb.org

Title Office Manager
Appointed 2017
Annette joined our administrative team in the fall of 2017. She brings over a decade of experience working in various administrative positions for the Santa Maria Bonita School District. She has most recently worked at the Cottage Children's Center.
Appointed in 1969 About me
Margaret McCleery-Cota
Head Teacher Gold Door
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Margaret McCleery-Cota

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golddoor@mcssb.org

Title Head Teacher Gold Door
Classes Gold Door
Appointed 1969
Margaret Cota first came to Montessori Center School in 1969 and is co-head teacher of the Gold Door classroom. Margaret has a B.A. in speech from the University of Illinois and a Montessori primary diploma from the Midwest Montessori Teacher Training Program in Chicago.
Appointed in 2011 About me
Dorothy Miller
Assistant Teacher White Door/extended day

Dorothy Miller

Title Assistant Teacher White Door/extended day
Appointed 2011
Dorothy Miller started at MCS in 2011. She is currently an assistant teacher in White Door and an extended day pre-primary teacher. Dorothy has a B.A. in liberal arts from Union Institute and an M.A. in clinical psychology from Antioch University. She has completed of 45 units in early childhood education at Santa Barbara City College and holds a child development site supervisor permit, clinical adoption certification, and domestic violence training certification. Before coming to MCS, Dorothy worked as a child development specialist, medical social worker, substitute teacher and therapist.
Appointed in 2006 About me
Irene Morales
Head Teacher Green Door
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Irene Morales

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greendoor@mcssb.org

Title Head Teacher Green Door
Appointed 2006
Irerne Morales has been at MCS since 2006. she is the head teacher of Green Door. Irene has a B.A. in bilingual education from the Instituto Superior Autonomo de Octe in Mexico. Irene completed the Montessori primary teacher training at Brookhaven College. She holds an AMI lower elementary Montessori teacher credential from San Francisco Bay Area Montessori Teacher Education Training Center. Irene is a certified ESL teacher for infants and children and also teaches guitar. Before coming to MCS, Irene was a teacher at a Montessori program in Texas.