Co-Heads of School

Long-time teachers Fiona McDonnell-Rouse and Kelly Pitoscia-Legiec, are the owners of Long Hill Montessori School. Together they believe in the three core values of Long Hill Montessori; confidence, independence and peace. With those values in mind, Long Hill Montessori students learn to think critically, work collaboratively, and to be empowered - skills that prepare children for success in today's world. 

Fiona Rouse Mrs. Rouse was born and raised in Dublin, Ireland where she received her training at the London Montessori Center in Dublin. She specializes in education for children ages 3-9. Upon moving to America, Fiona worked at The Albrook School in Liberty Corner, NJ for 13 years. She is a mother of 3 children.

Fiona Rouse

Mrs. Rouse was born and raised in Dublin, Ireland where she received her training at the London Montessori Center in Dublin. She specializes in education for children ages 3-9. Upon moving to America, Fiona worked at The Albrook School in Liberty Corner, NJ for 13 years. She is a mother of 3 children.

Kelly Legiec Mrs. Legiec has Early Childhood Education and English degrees from Kean University, as well as, her Montessori Certification from the American Montessori Society. She began her teaching career at Diamond Hill Montessori School in Berkeley Heights, NJ. She is a mother of 2 children.

Kelly Legiec

Mrs. Legiec has Early Childhood Education and English degrees from Kean University, as well as, her Montessori Certification from the American Montessori Society. She began her teaching career at Diamond Hill Montessori School in Berkeley Heights, NJ. She is a mother of 2 children.


Teachers

Saloni Mathur Mrs. Mathur received her Bachelor of Science degree from Delhi University, India. She completed Early Childhood, Montessori training from the Princeton Center for Teacher Education and was certified by the American Montessori Society. She is a mother of two young "Montessorians."

Saloni Mathur

Mrs. Mathur received her Bachelor of Science degree from Delhi University, India. She completed Early Childhood, Montessori training from the Princeton Center for Teacher Education and was certified by the American Montessori Society. She is a mother of two young "Montessorians."

Megan Chester Mrs. Chester grew up in Basking Ridge, and still resides there today with her husband and two children. She received a BS in Early Childhood Education from West Virginia University. Megan went on and received her Toddler Montessori training from Princeton Montessori. She worked at The Albrook School in Basking Ridge as a toddler teacher for over 10 years.

Megan Chester

Mrs. Chester grew up in Basking Ridge, and still resides there today with her husband and two children. She received a BS in Early Childhood Education from West Virginia University. Megan went on and received her Toddler Montessori training from Princeton Montessori. She worked at The Albrook School in Basking Ridge as a toddler teacher for over 10 years.

Natalie Ferrao Mrs. Ferrao has her National Nursery Examination Board (N.N.E.B.) diploma from the UK. She is 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 before leaving to raise her own children.

Natalie Ferrao

Mrs. Ferrao has her National Nursery Examination Board (N.N.E.B.) diploma from the UK. She is 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 before leaving to raise her own children.

Diane Londono Mrs. Londono is a native of Colombia. Her fluency in the Spanish language coupled with the Montessori Method facilitates children through the various stages of language development.  She completed her assistant training at the Princeton Center for Teacher Education. Diane is a mother of 3 boys and enjoys singing and conversing with the children of Long Hill Montessori School in Spanish. 

Diane Londono

Mrs. Londono is a native of Colombia. Her fluency in the Spanish language coupled with the Montessori Method facilitates children through the various stages of language development.  She completed her assistant training at the Princeton Center for Teacher Education. Diane is a mother of 3 boys and enjoys singing and conversing with the children of Long Hill Montessori School in Spanish. 

Christine Raymond Mrs. Raymond has been a resident of in Long Hill for over 14 years. She originally received her Montessori Certification in 1999 from the St. Nicholas Training Center at Christopher Academy. Prior to her career at Long Hill Montessori School, Christine has worked at Lil' Reading Scientists as a reading instructor for 11 years and at Rainbow Montessori for 5 years prior to her time at Long Hill Montessori School. 

Christine Raymond

Mrs. Raymond has been a resident of in Long Hill for over 14 years. She originally received her Montessori Certification in 1999 from the St. Nicholas Training Center at Christopher Academy. Prior to her career at Long Hill Montessori School, Christine has worked at Lil' Reading Scientists as a reading instructor for 11 years and at Rainbow Montessori for 5 years prior to her time at Long Hill Montessori School. 

Janet Waiman Mrs. Walman has spent her entire professional career working with children. Among other things, she offers Long Hill Monessori School children the Kumon learning program. The Kumon Method instills in students the skills and mindset for learning new materials without being directly taught. Janet completed her assistant training at the Princeton Center for Teacher Education.

Janet Waiman

Mrs. Walman has spent her entire professional career working with children. Among other things, she offers Long Hill Monessori School children the Kumon learning program. The Kumon Method instills in students the skills and mindset for learning new materials without being directly taught. Janet completed her assistant training at the Princeton Center for Teacher Education.

This is an incredible school with fantastic teachers who are caring, nurturing and have extensive training in the Montessori method. Our children have thrived here and we could not be more pleased.
— Yujin An

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