Administration & Staff

Who We Are

All staff hired at JPGMA go through a rigorous vetting process.  We strive to hire the best teachers in each area to work with the children at the Academy. Teaching is a vocation.  The ability to work with multi age groups is both a great gift and responsibility. Each staff member is required to have a background check and is approved by the Head of School, Advisory Board, and Board of Directors.

Doreen graduated from St. Nicholas Montessori College in Dublin, Ireland, where she trained to teach ages 2-12 in the Montessori Method.  She holds a Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Level 1 certificate and is a Wilson Reading System Specialist. During her 35 years’ work in Montessori education, Doreen has taught in Ireland, Canada, and Virginia; has owned and operated a Montessori School; and has taught all levels from toddler through elementary. She is a certified Nature-Based Educator and enjoys introducing children to all aspects of outdoor life.  In her spare time Doreen enjoys road trips, camping, listening to audiobooks and spending time exploring in nature. Doreen has three grown children, all of whom attended Montessori schools. She and her husband Phillip reside in Frederick County.