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Meet the Teachers

Staff at Middletown Montessori School has grown over the years!   Teachers have Montessori Certification or are trained in the Montessori Philosophy.  Each teacher brings her own special educational background to the program. 


Renee Wychozowycz


Mrs. Renee has been teaching young children through the art of dance for over fifteen years and is certified through Dance Educators of America. Renee is Montessori trained and is happy to join the MMS family. She resides in the Delaware County area. 


Kathy Chominski


Mrs. Kathy has a Bachelor of Science from Neumann University and has been trained in the Montessori Philosophy. Mrs. Kathy is the lead teacher in Pandaville. 


JoanAnne McLarnon


JoanAnne assists Mrs. Renee in the Pre-Primary room, Cubville, and the Primary rooms, Pooh and Bear. She has been trained in the Montessori Philosophy. 


Diana DiFiore


Mrs. Diana assists Mrs. Kathy in the Toddler room, Pandaville, and has been trained in the Montessori Philosophy. 


Brenda Rose Simkin

Music Teacher

Mrs. Brenda lives in Ardmore and has two teenage daughters. She is a singer who has performed with groups such as the Philadelphia Singers Chorale. Brenda has a BM in Music Education from Temple University and a BA in Psychology from Earlham College. She has been teaching music to children from infancy to 6years for over ten years at Sally's Music Circle, Friends Central Camp and Chabad. She has taught Music to K -5th. 


Katey Carlis

Art Teacher

Mrs. Katey has a Bachelor of Science in Fine Arts from Haverford College. She has been making art with children for many years and participated in the kindergarten art class last year as a volunteer. She has had two children graduate from MMS and her youngest will begin her journey in Pandaville this year.


Kristin Blair


Mrs. Kristin has a degree in Elementary Education and Special Education from Millersville University. She is trained in the Montessori Philosophy. Kristin is a team teacher with Mrs. Phyllis in the Primary room, Bearville. 


Ms. Mary Nell


Ms. Mary Nell assists Mrs. Renee in the pre-primary room, Cubville. Ms. Mary Nell is Montessori trained. 


Nancy Wooding


Mrs. Nancy has a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from West Chester State College. Nancy is an assistant in Poohville, Bearville, Cubville and Pandaville.