INFANT - PREPRIMARY FACULTY
Dr. Ambar Cipolloni
Dr Ambar Saleh-Cipolloni knew that she was born to be a teacher with a profound love for children, developing a successful preschool at her native Dominican Republic. Dr. Saleh Cipolloni has earned a B.A in Early Childhood Education; Master’s degrees in Spanish Languages & Cultural Studies; Teaching Spanish as a Second Language, and Montessori Education; Montessori certifications in preprimary (0-3), primary (3-6), and lower elementary (6-9) education; a doctorate in Biblical Psychology; and a doctorate Ed.D in Instructional Leadership. She is completing a licensure in Clinical Mental Health and Montessori certification in upper elementary (9-12), and secondary (12-18) education. She is past and current consultant for Redlands Christian Migrant Association (RCMA) that provides the largest number of early childhood programs in Florida; consulted with Florida State University; adjunct professor at St John’s River Community College and Daytona State College; and faculty assistant professor and department chair at Bethune Cookman University. She is currently an adjunct professor for Kentucky Weslyen, and Florida Gateway College. She and Dr. Cipolloni have raised their four successful children with the benefit of Montessori philosophy.
My name is Elaine Leonard, and I am a mother of two sons and three grandchildren. I have been a preschool teacher since 2010 and am grateful for the opportunity to teach, love, and care for young children every day! I was born in Florida and have lived here most of my life. I graduated college with an associate degree in Business Administration in 1983 and returned in 2010 to obtain credits in Early Childhood Education. I love to spend time with my family and friends, and enjoy cooking, gardening, reading, thrift store shopping, and taking walks in nature.
Mrs. Maria Andrea Mora
Montessori Intern for Preprimary
Mrs. Maria Andrea Mora, a native of Venezuela graduated in Business Administration in 2007 at the Rafael Belloso Chacin University. She has two extraordinary children who have taught her who she is today. Since she was a child, she wanted to be a teacher but due to life circumstances she studied another career. Three years ago, Mrs. Maria Andrea Mora moved to live in the United States and thanks to Montessori Global that opened the doors for her to finally start this beautiful profession which she considers her true passion and love. Although she is new to Montessori's methods, she is truly in love with the philosophy in which Montessori educates children and families. She is excited to start her Montessori training and is looking forward to the years to come with Montessori Global.
Ms. Yudi Avila
Preprimary Assistant Teacher
Yudy Avila was born in Bogota, Colombia, studied Business Administration. At the age of 18, she began to work at the Nueva Granada School in the city of Bogota holding administrative positions and, in the afternoons, she was an assistant in Extracurricular Activities with the youngest children. she has been living in Daytona for almost 5 years she has experience in childcare and completed her DCF courses. She says that it is the best place where she can be because the environment of happiness that children transmit is unmatched.
Montessori Guide for infants