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.
Preschool Purple Room
Ms. Arpana Lead TeacherRead More
Arpana Mathur received her Montessori teaching certificate from Association Montessori Internationale ( AMI) in Hyderabad India. She has 18 years of experience working with kids.
Ms. Ellie TeacherRead More
Hi my name is Ellie, I graduated from Manchester High school. I was in a class my senior year with children and I loved it.
Preschool Magenta Room
Ms. JoJo TeacherRead More
Hi, I'm looking forward to re-meeting you! I go by JoJo, I began working at Northstar towards the end of last year. Unofficially I have been taking care of children for my entire life.
Preschool Teal Room
Ms. Pari TeacherRead More
Hello, My name is Pari. I love working with kids, teaching them new things, and playing with them. I believe each child is unique and love to see them grow.
Preschool Blue Room
Ms. Fariba TeacherRead More
I am Ms. Fariba, one of the Teacher Assistants in the Blue Room. As a mother of three, I have a medical assistant and a child development certificate, with an associates in science.
Ms. Janelle TeacherRead More
Hello my name is Jenelle Austin and I’m one of your child’s preschool teachers. I’ve been teaching at Northstar for almost 8 years. Through all those years I’ve taught in every age group and that’s where my passion truly lyes.
Toddler Orange Room
Ms. Andrea Lead TeacherRead More
Hello my name is Andrea Stamper. I have been working at Northstar Montessori for 9 years. When I first started I was an assistant in the toddler class, I am now the lead toddler teacher in the orange class.
Ms. Christine Teacher
Ms. Halley TeacherRead More
Hello my name is Halley (Hay-lee) Semanske. My name comes from Halley’s Comet. My grandmother is the founder of Northstar Montessori.
Toddler Pink Room
Ms. Cari Lead TeacherRead More
Ms. Cari grew up in Saline and now lives in Dexter. She started her career working with children when she was 18 years old.
Ms. Emma TeacherRead More
Hi parents! My name is Emma, I am currently pursuing a bachelors in psychology at Eastern Michigan University.
Ms. Julianne Teacher
Toddler Red Room
Toddler Green Room
Infant Indigo Room
Ms. Amy Lead TeacherRead More
Hi! My name is Amy Raymond and I am also the Lead Teacher in the Indigo Room. I have been working in Early Childhood Education for 21 years,.
Ms. Brittany Teacher
Infant Amber Room
Ms. Cassie Float TeacherRead More
Hi! My name is Cassie Siedlik and I've been working at Northstar for 3 years. I'm from Kentucky, where I graduated with a Bachelor's degree from Bellarmine University.