Head of School, Primary Teacher
Katelyn is a long time Montessorian, having grown up with Montessori and then
returned to the classroom as a teacher in a primary classroom. Katelyn received her B.A
from Wellesley College with a degree in Neuroscience. With her background in brain
development, as well as Montessori experience, she was excited to return to Montessori
as the educational philosophy aligns education with scientific observation and
study. Katelyn holds a primary level Montessori certification from Northeast Montessori
Training Institute. She is also a teacher trainer at Northeast Montessori Training Institute.
With experience in both the classroom and administration, Katelyn joined the Wildflower
project in 2013 to help open the doors for the first Wildflower School. She is excited
about the possibilities and the development of Wildflower within Cambridge and beyond.
Head of School, Elementary Teacher
Diane has been a Montessori teacher for over twenty years. She earned her AMI primary diploma from the Montessori Institute of Atlanta, lower elementary certification from AMS and AMI elementary diploma from the Montessori Institute of San Diego. She holds a B.A. from Goddard College and Master of Education from Loyola University Maryland. Diane is happy to join the Wildflower network of schools at Wild Rose in Cambridge.
Corie is a recent graduate of College of the Atlantic, a school with values similar to those of Maria Montessori herself. As a major of Human Ecology, Corie followed an interdisciplinary curriculum which allowed her to explore her interests as they evolved from sustainable food systems to creative writing to education. She was first introduced into the Wildflower Network through the Juneberry summer playgroup in 2016 and was immediately intrigued by the joy and pride the children took in their work. After a year at Snowdrop Montessori, a toddler environment in Cambridge, Corie is looking forward to seeing some familiar faces at Wild Rose and to join another incredibly talented team of educators.
Teacher Leader Cultivation
Castle is a Montessori teacher and teacher trainer with over 30 years of experience and a founder of Wild Rose Montessori School. Currently she works for the Wildflower Foundation, an independent nonprofit organization that supports the schools within the Wildflower Network. Castle specializes in engaging new teacher-leaders and supporting the growth and professional development of current and emerging teachers. Castle regularly visits Wild Rose and loves sharing natural history with the children.