Our Exceptional Staff
What makes a Montessori education different?
Each of our teachers has been hand picked to make sure your child’s developmental needs are met and their curiosities run free. You’ll often see them searching for the most intriguing, new, and imaginative experiences the world has to offer. They make observations to discover emerging talents, interests, and goals. This approach is what makes a Montessori education unique and special.
What defines our teachers?
Passion. Passion for the individual, the talent, and the ideas of their students. They are here to provide opportunities to experience Montessori education in a hands-on, project oriented environment. Our teachers provide an unscripted series of lessons celebrating the interests of your child. They are here to help your child connect with the world they live in.
About Melissa Ann Camuti
Melissa Ann has worked with children for nearly 20 years and has 16 years of Montessori experience as an educator, Curriculum Coordinator, Head of School, and member of an Executive Leadership Team. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from George Mason University and completed her master’s degree in Education – Montessori Studies from Chaminade University of Honolulu.
Melissa Ann is very passionate about Montessori and the benefits children receive and has a Montessori family of her own. She and her husband have 4 beautiful children, 2 of which attend Villa Montessori.
Melissa Ann is a member of The American Montessori Society.
Throughout her career, she has presented for fellow educators – both in the Montessori and traditional setting, hosted professional development courses, parent webinars, and presented in leadership conferences. Her true joy, however, comes from working with children!
As School Director of Villa Montessori Leesburg, Melissa Ann is committed to fostering strong relationships with parents, students, teachers and staff. Melissa Ann is dedicated to creating and maintaining a nurturing, supportive and vibrant school community and is excited to work with you and your family.