Natalie Ferrao and Megan Chester will be joining Long Hill Montessori School to teach in the Acorn Room next year. Both teachers bring extensive, diverse skills, and a passion to teach young children. What has instantly bonded this dream team is their energy and excitement to be a part of the new LHMS.
Mrs. Ferrao and Mrs. Chester have worked together for many years at Albrook Montessori in Liberty Corner, NJ. This well-established collaboration is sure to bring harmony and effectiveness in their lessons and prepared environment. Collaboration between Montessori co-teachers is a vital part of enriching classroom instruction and management.
Natalie was born and raised in England. She moved to the US in 2000 and lives in New Providence with her husband and 3 year old son and daughter twins. Natalie has her N.N.E.B (National Nursery Examination Board) diploma from the UK. Upon arriving in the States she became a qualified 3-6 yr and 0-3 yr Montessori teacher. Natalie taught at Nyack Montessori school in NY for 6 years before moving to NJ to teach at Albrook Montessori school for 7 years, leaving to raise her own children.
Megan Chester grew up in Basking Ridge, and still resides there with her husband and two children. She received a BS in Early Childhood Education from West Virginia University. Megan went on and completed her Toddler Montessori training at Princeton Montessori. She worked at The Albrook School in Basking Ridge as a toddler teacher for over 10 years.