INFANT - PREPRIMARY FACULTY
Mrs. Sophia Dorman
Director of Admissions and Finance
Infant/Toddler Montessori Intern
Mrs. Sophia Dorman is a Florida Native, born and raised in Central Florida. She has three beautiful children whom also attend Montessori Global Research Institute. After graduation of high school, she went off to college to pursue her career choice in business administration and finance. She has owned many of her own businesses, and even a Firehouse Subs franchise. After having her first child she realized that she wanted to be as close to them as she could while still supporting her family. Early childhood education is where she found herself, she completed all DCF requirements, CDA requirements, and more recently enrolled in the Infant/Toddler Montessori Certification program. Mrs. Dorman is currently the Admissions and Finance Director at MGRI. She chose Montessori because she knew that she wanted more for her children’s education. She wanted to nurture the whole of her children and not just the academic portions. She chose Montessori Global after meeting with Dr. Cipolloni and seeing her love and affirmations for the child. She knew that she wanted an educator for her child that was not just looking at her child as a number but at their soul.
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's 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.