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Our Faculty and Staff

Country Montessori School prides itself with the longevity of its teachers and staff. The average tenure is ten years. The school strongly supports staff development and promoting from within. A majority of the teaching staff has been sponsored by the school to obtain their Montessori Credentials. The internal community is a very collaborative and cohesive team who share their passion for the Montessori philosophy.

 

CMS Administration 

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Adela Corrales

Ms. Corrales has worked at Country Montessori School since 1989 at the inception of the school. She has worked as an Early Childhood teacher, Early Childhood Curriculum Director and since 2008 Ms. Corrales has held the position of Head of School. She holds an NCME (AMS) Early Childhood (Preschool and Kindergarten) Montessori Teaching Credential and a BS in Human Services. Both of her daughters went through the entire program. 

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Jose Bolaños

Mr. Bolaños joined the CMS team in 2017. He serves as  Director of Admissions and Marketing. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and a Master of Arts in English Literature.  Mr. Bolaños has extensive experience overseeing educational programs and as a Program Director.  He is passionate about learning, education, and his family. 

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Tammy To

Ms. To is part of the administrative team in the position of Bookkeeper/Business Manager.  She holds a BS in Business Administration and Accounting.  She comes with years of experience and enthusiasm.

Early Childhood Faculty 

Ladybugs Classroom

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Karin Osterberg

Ms. Osterberg has worked at CMS since 2001.  She is an Early Childhood teacher in the Ladybugs classroom.  Ms. Osterberg holds a NCME (AMS) Early Childhood (Preschool and Kindergarten) Montessori Teaching Credential.  Her youngest son attended CMS and her grandchild attended the school.

Ms. Osterberg is very excited to see her returning students and to welcome new Ladybugs to the classroom community. 

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Katie Marr

Ms. Marr joined CMS in 2020.  She is an Early Childhood teacher assistant in the Ladybugs classroom.  She enjoys the creativity of the Montessori Method and is passionate about learning.

Bumblebees Classroom

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Karin Osterberg

Ms. Osterberg has worked at CMS since 2001.  She is an Early Childhood teacher in the Ladybugs classroom.  Ms. Osterberg holds a NCME (AMS) Early Childhood (Preschool and Kindergarten) Montessori Teaching Credential.  Her youngest son attended CMS and her grandchild attended the school.

Ms. Osterberg is very excited to see her returning students and to welcome new Ladybugs to the classroom community. 

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Hirona Tsang

Ms. Tsang joined CMS in 2019 as a classroom assistant in Bumblebees. She is originally from Hong Kong and attended a Montessori system school at a young age. Ms. Tsang studied at Utah Valley University and recently moved to San Diego to continue to pursue her education and career path in Early Childhood Education. She has always been passionate about art and has a huge interest and love for working with children.

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Samantha Gundy

Ms. Gundy joined CMS in 2021 as a classroom assistant in Bumblebees. 

Dragonflies Classroom

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Ana Cristina Corrales 

Ms. C joined CMS in 2021. She is an Early Childhood teacher in the Dragonflies classroom.  She holds AMS Early Childhood (Preschool and Kindergarten) Montessori Teaching Credential. 

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Dawn Bohn

Ms. Bohn has worked at CMS since 2015. She is an Early Childhood teacher in the Dragonflies classroom.  Ms. Bohn holds a BS in Child Development and has previous years of experience as a traditional preschool Head Teacher. She completed her American Montessori Society 3-6 training in the summer of 2015.

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Anne Plescia

Ms. Plescia joined CMS in 2021 as a classroom assistant in Dragonflies. 

Lower Elementary Faculty

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Erika Dukes

Ms. Dukes has worked for CMS since 2006. She is a teacher in the Lower Elementary – Eagles classroom,  Ms. Dukes holds an AMS Early Childhood (Preschool and Kindergarten) Teaching Credential, AA in Child Development, BA in Spanish, a CA Single Subject Credential, and age 6-9 Elementary Montessori teaching credential. Her two sons are CMS Alumni.

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Mandy Odenwalder

Ms. Odenwalder has worked at Country Montessori School since 2000. She is a Lower Elementary teacher in the Eagles classroom.  Ms. Odenwalder holds an AMS Lower Elementary Montessori Teaching Credential and a BA in Liberal Studies. Her three children attend CMS.

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Jess Stanphill

Ms. Stanphill joined CMS in 2019. She is a Lower Elementary teacher in the Eagles classroom. Ms. Stanphill holds a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential, as well as a BA in Liberal Studies with an emphasis in Elementary Education and a concentration in Art. She is currently completing her Master of Education in Educational Leadership. She is excited to be part of our team here at CMS.

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Josh Cortez

Mr. Cortez joined CMS in 2021.  He is a Lower Elementary teacher in the Eagles classroom. Mr. Cortez has extensive experience working with children and is passionate about creative writing and journalism. 

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Genesis Wasson

Mr. Wasson joined CMS in 2021.  He is a Lower Elementary teacher assistant. 

Upper Elementary Faculty

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Vicki Rehkopf

Ms. Rehkopf has worked at CMS since 1991. She is an Upper Elementary teacher in the Owl’s classroom. Ms. Rehkopf holds an AMS Lower Elementary Montessori Teaching Credential, AMS Upper Elementary Montessori Teaching Credential, AMI Primary Montessori Teaching Credential, and a BS in Child Development. Both of her sons attended CMS.

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Kathy Rader

Dr. Rader has worked at CMS since 2010.  She is an Upper Elementary teacher in the Owl’s classroom.  Dr. Rader holds a Lower Elementary Montessori Teaching Credential, Upper Elementary Montessori Teaching Credential, and BA in Biology and a Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences.  Her two children have been educated in the school and her husband has been very involved since 2004.

Enrichment Faculty

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Tracy Rendon

Ms. Rendon has worked for CMS since 2007. She is the Elementary and Kindergarten Physical Education, teacher, and Owls classroom, teacher assistant.

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Josh Rehkopf

Mr. Rehkopf has worked at CMS since 2011.  He is the Elementary Art teacher and also teaches Elementary Computers.  Mr. Rehkopf holds a BA in Fine Arts and has previous experience at various Art schools.  He is also a CMS alumi.

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Nadia Salas

Ms. Salas is excited about resuming her original role as the school’s Spanish teacher.  She will be working with all CMS students. Nadia is a native speaker, enthusiastic and her Montessori experience adds to her natural ability to teach a foreign language. Ms. Salas holds a MA in Public Health and a BA in Communications.  Her three children attend CMS.

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Sarah Tamanaha

Ms. Tamanaha joined CMS in 2021.  She is the Music Teacher for early childhood and elementary.  Ms. Tamanaha holds a AA in Music Education and a BA in Commercial Music Performance.  She has been singing and playing music from a young age and is excited to share her passion for music with the CMS community. 

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Melissa Yee

Ms. Yee has worked at Country Montessori School since 1998. She is the child care assistant teacher for Early Childhood. Ms.Yee holds a BS in Criminal Justice Administration.