Amy McElhaney: Amy grew up in Houston, Texas and graduated cum laude with a Bachelor in Interdisciplinary Studies (Education) from the University of Houston. She has valid teaching certificates in Texas and Georgia and is awaiting the arrival of her Alabama teaching certificate. She will attend the 6-9 Montessori training for certification this summer (2012). Amy has been teaching for eleven years prior to joining the Bruno Montessori Academy staff this year. She spent eight years in Houston, Texas teaching second and fifth grades, and then was a Science School Improvement Specialist for Kindergarten-Fifth Grades. She spent three years in Newnan, Georgia as an ESOL teacher (English for Speakers of Other Languages) for grades Kindergarten through Fifth Grades. Her experience with Montessori began at age 3 when she attended Montessori schools until third grade. Her mother has been a Montessori teacher for over 25 years and is a trainer for the Houston Montessori Center. She has been married for ten years to her husband, David, and has a daughter enrolled at JBMA in the preschool program. She’s thoroughly excited to come “home” to Montessori and give her daughter the strong foundation in education that Montessori offers.