2250 N Clifton Avenue, Chicago, IL 60614

Progressive Programs - Community Support - Academic Excellence

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School Hours

Monday - Friday

8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

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Main Office

(773) 534-5535

Address

2250 N. Clifton Ave.

Chicago, IL 60614

School Hours

Monday - Friday

8:30 AM - 3:45 PM

Teachers

Bridget Mora
EC Lead Teacher
Education and Career Background: Bachelors of Science in Community Health Administration from University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana Early Childhood Montessori Certification from Midwest Montessori Teacher Training Center Approach to Learning and Teaching: I believe that when teaching children it is important to follow each child, provide choices, allow for creativity, and make learning fun! Hobbies/Interests: I enjoy spending time with […]
Tracy Lester
EC Lead Teacher
Education and Career Background: Bachelors of Arts in Elementary Education from Illinois State University Early Childhood Montessori Certification from Midwest Montessori Training Program Masters in Curriculum and Instruction from Concordia University ELL endorsement Awards and Recognition:  2010 & 2015 Educator of the Year Award – Sheffield Neighbors Association. Approach to Learning and Teaching: I have been a teacher for over […]
Norah O’Brien
EC Lead Teacher
Education and Career Background: Bachelor’s degree in English Intensive Writing from Marquette University Masters in Early Childhood Education from DePaul University (Summa Cum Laude) American Montessori Society Certification in EC and EL1 Type 04 State Teaching Certificate Approach to Learning and Teaching: I look at each child as an individual. I try to recognize the child’s learning style and strengths […]
Dylan Veal
EC Lead Teacher
Education and Career Background: Bachelor’s degree from Oklahoma State University in Early Childhood Education Approach to Learning and Teaching: I have been working at Mayer since 2013 and love watching students learn and be independent. I have always been a hands-on learner and I enjoy teaching in this way too! Hobbies/Interests:  In my spare time I enjoy exercising, reading, and […]
Diane Lena
EC Lead Teacher
Education and Career Background: Bachelors of Arts in Early Childhood Education from Columbia College Early Childhood Montessori Certification from Midwest Montessori Teacher Training Center Approach to Learning and Teaching: I have worked in early childhood education for the past 20 years.  I am a firm believer in the Montessori philosophy. A rich learning environment provides the foundation for children to […]
Fran Buckingham
EC Lead Teacher
Education and Career Background: Bachelor of Science in Education Early Childhood Montessori Certification from Seton Approach to Learning and Teaching: I am a dedicated Montessori teacher who loves nature and being outdoors. I believe in helping each child grow as an individual but also as a community member. Montessori teachers work incredibly hard to make sure each child is supported […]