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.
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.
Margaret Cota first came to Montessori Center School in 1969 and is the 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.
Dorothy Miller started at MCS in 2011 as part of the primary afterschool care team. She is currently an assistant teacher in White Door. 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.
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.
Amber Miller is the Brown Door North assistant teacher. She has a bachelor of science in biopsychology from the University of California at Santa Barbara. She is currently training to get her Montessori credential. Before coming to MCS, Amber worked as a research assistant in the Psychology and Brain Sciences Department at UCSB.
Cydney Miller came to MCS in 1994. She is the head teacher in Brown Door North. Cyd has a bachelor of arts in environmental studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara and an international Montessori teaching diploma for upper elementary from the North American Montessori Center.