Our Teachers

Head teacher Ms. Tami helps two Northstar Montessori students with their activity.


Here at Northstar Montessori, we strive to hire individuals who are not only well educated, but also creative, enthusiastic and love working with children. Our teachers bring a diverse set of beliefs, personal hobbies and experiences to our Northstar community. We keep our ratios small and bend over backwards to ensure your child’s success in our programs.

Our classroom teachers hold a variety of qualifications varying from Master’s Degrees in Education and Music, Montessori Teaching Certification, Child Development Associates, Infant/Toddler Training, etc. Our Directress (Head of School) is a trained Montessori Teacher and holds a Child Development Certificate. All of our staff are CPR/First Aide Certified.

Our Teachers

Tami Elliot of Northstar Montessori Preschool gives a student a loving hug. Ms. Tami is the steadfast leader of the Northstar Crew.

She has over 25 years of experience working with children and has owned and operated Northstar Montessori Preschool since 2004. Ms. Tami received her Child Development Associates certificate in 1998 and she received her American Montessori Society Early Childhood Credential from Adrian Dominican Montessori Teacher Education Institute in 2005.

In her free time, Ms. Tami enjoys spending time with her husband, Kelly and two children Nikkole and Sierra as well her extended family and many friends. Ms. Tami’s other interests involve her responsibilities as a board member for Varsity Blues, attending her daughter’s dance competitions, attending child development training, maintaining the school properties, doing construction, and a variety of crafts.

Teaching Assistants

Ms. Cris has lived in Saline since 1996. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in P.E. from Wayne State University. She started her career teaching preschool and kindergarten in 1981. Ms. Cris has been married to Randy since 1982. They own a car dealership in Jackson and are the proud parents of 4 children, ranging in ages from 15 to 24.

Openings

Please call Tami Elliott at 734-686-1894 or e-mail resumes to Northstarteacher@aol.com.

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