Our Staff

Our Lead Teachers

Primary

Primary

Priyamvada Mishra
Geetha Shreyarthi

Geetha has a B.A. from the University of Madras, India. While living in Jamaica she was a substitute teacher at the Montessori Center in Kingston. She received her AMS credentials from the Montessori Teacher Training Institute in  Miami, Florida.  After teaching in Jamaica for three years she moved to the United States in 1991 and was the Head Teacher at a Montessori school in Albany.

Priya has a PhD. from the University of Bhopal in India.  Priya began her career as an assistant at Roots and Wings in 2008 and received her Head Teacher certification from Northeast Montessori Institute in 2014.  She has been teaching the Primary class since then.

Makayla Cuoco

Toddler

Toddler

Makayla has been with Roots & Wings since 2016 with most of that time in the Toddler classroom as the Assistant. She has her Montessori degree through NAMC.

Jessica Eden

Jessica received her Montessori certification from NAMC. She was an Assistant with Geetha before deciding to be a Head Teacher in her own classroom.

Primary

Melissa Drum

Melissa started as an Assistant in 2014. She has her BA from SUNY Albany and her Montessori certification from NAMC.

Our Assistant Teachers & Floaters

Angelica Bean
Rohini Krishnan

Priya's Assistant - Angie joined RWM in 2019. She has previous experience as a Montessori Teacher in Colorado and has her BS in Psychology.

Jessica's Assistant - Rohini joined RWM in 2020. She has her BA in finance. Her daughter  attended RWM from 2017-2019.

Casie Johnson
Hannah Olson
Janhavi Desai

Makayla's Assistant - Hannah joined RWM in 2019. She has previous child care experience.

Geetha's Assistant - Janhavi joined RWM in 2018. She has her Master's in Accounting and her Montessori Certificate (NAMC)

Geetha's Assistant - Casie started in Priya's room in 2017. She has an AS in Accounting and has her Assistant Montessori Certificate (NMI)

Hannah Spooner
Olivia Hunter-Myers

Makayla's Assistant - Hannah joined RWM in 2017. She has an AS in Early Childhood Education and has her Assistant Montessori Certificate (NMI)

Floater-Olivia joined RWM in 2020.  She has previous child care experience.

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