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 been working with children in a professional capacity since 1994. Prior to that she studied Child Development at a TBA Career Tech Center in Traverse City. Tami has worked with children in several types of facilities, including being a Nanny, working in a center, working in an in-home childcare as well as owning an in-home preschool. She has owned and operated Northstar Montessori Preschool since 2003. 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 2004.

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 excercise, home improvments, attending child development training, maintaining the school properties, 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, and a grandson.




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