She has also taken “The AMI Montessori Orientation to Adolescent Studies” course. In addition to teaching history, she is also the NAMTA Montessori Orientation to Adolescent Studies Humanities Guide and Co-Curricular Coordinator. When she’s not working, Tina enjoys cooking, hiking, and reading noir literature.
At MHS, Mark works with the academic support team to help students transition to the Montessori classroom. He is an avid traveler of Central and South America. He loves cooking, volleyball, kayaking, and gardening.
Regina also earned a Certificate in Adolescent Studies from NAMTA’s Montessori Orientation to Adolescent Studies, and she is IB-trained in Twentieth Century World History, Theory of Knowledge, and Extended Essay. In addition to teaching history at MHS, Regina coordinates and advises in Extended Essay, and has functioned as the Co-Curricular Coordinator for the school.
In addition to teaching IB-level music at MHS, Alfredo is the Rock and Blues Coordinator at the Music Settlement in University Circle. Alfredo also works as a freelance bassist throughout the Cleveland area. When he’s not playing, Alfredo enjoys spending time with his family, friends, and his dog.
English Language Arts
At MHS, Elisa acts as a student adviser and manages the Writing Center. She enjoys hiking, knitting, and reading in her free time. Her favorite author is Milan Kundera.
Science & Mathematics
In addition to teaching French, she is a physical education teacher and serves as the kitchen liaison. When Nancy is not working, she loves to play the violin.
In addition to teaching science, Jason is also the Athletic Director at MHS. When he isn’t coaching, he enjoys playing ultimate Frisbee, soccer, disc golf, and bicycling.
In addition to teaching art, David advises the 3D Printing Club and team-teaches the microeconomy course with Libby Panhorst. When he’s not working, David greatly enjoys “frolf,” or Frisbee golf, especially when playing in the woods.
In addition to teaching math, he is the Testing Coordinator, X-Term Coordinator, and also works at the AMI-NAMTA Adolescent Orientation. When he’s not working, Michael enjoys biking, and (yes) doing math.
Director of Residential Life
In addition to being a residential guide, she is a mom to her son, Avery. A fun fact about Sharyn is that she can say the alphabet backwards in less than 10 seconds.
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Residential Guide and Driver
Head of School
Gregg was named the Head of School at Montessori High School at University Circle in 2016. He has been a leader in education for nearly 25 years, and his career has continually centered on supporting the development of international-mindedness in students. He has a deep personal and professional commitment to student-centered, inquiry-based learning.
As an administrator, Gregg is passionate about developing communities of professionals dedicated to student growth and development. He has led numerous workshops for administrators and teachers, nationally and internationally, that have focused on building, sustaining, and evaluating the International Baccalaureate Diploma programme and other branches of IB. He has served as a consultant and programme evaluator for IB, and is currently the Vice President for Superintendents and Heads of School for the Ohio Association of IB World Schools.
Before coming to MHS, Gregg served as the Executive Vice President of St. Edward High School in Lakewood, where he spearheaded the introduction of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. At St. Edward, he provided leadership for faculty, chairs, and deans. He also oversaw academic programming and led development of innovative curricula in entrepreneurship, film production, and data analytics.
He began his career in education as a World History and IB History of the Americas teacher at North High School in Phoenix, Arizona. He eventually moved to Mountain View High School in Mesa, where he continued to teach and eventually chaired the Social Studies department.
IB Workshop Manuals. “Administration,” “Lead the Way: How to Develop and Sustain IB Programmes,” “Evaluating your Diploma Programme,” and “Core Assessment: Road Map for Improving Student Performances in TOK, CAS, and EE.”
Assistant Head of School & IB Coordinator
Leah received a Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) certification from TEFL International Seville, and has also taken “The AMI Montessori Orientation to Adolescent Studies” course. At MHS, Leah is the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme Coordinator. When Leah is not working, she enjoys Pilates, cooking, and dancing.
Director of Institutional Advancement
In addition to directing advancement, Tara manages marketing at MHS. She enjoys spending time with her children, exploring the world, and aspiring to cook (but usually just baking).
Associate Director of Admissions
As the Associate Director of Admissions, Stefani works with all prospective families throughout the application, enrollment, and reenrollment process. She directly supports students in their transition into MHS and helps to facilitate student-faculty relationships.
Her approach to admissions and retention is rooted in her belief that each member in the school community plays a role in the academic success of our students.
Stefani has worked in admissions for almost twenty years. She came to MHS from a partner institution in University Circle, where she worked as the assistant director of admissions to promote communication between the Admissions department and the faculty, implemented a new enrollment management system, and increased the applicant pool by forty percent.
In addition to her work in admissions, Stefani collaborates with the marketing team to create strategic marketing and brand awareness campaigns to reach local, national, and international families.
In addition to being the IT Director, he teaches a technology seminar. Jeff is a lifelong Browns fan and was even in attendance at the 1964 Championship game.
In addition to working in the office, he also serves on the Arts on Magnolia and Development Committee. When he’s not working, Brady enjoys traveling and is a major history buff.
Marketing and Development Manager
Professionally, Caitlyn has spent the last three years working in digital marketing and content writing. She manages the MHS online and social platforms, and assists Tara Schmitt in directing marketing.
Office Manager and Registrar
Whitney is an antique book collector, avid racquet sportsman, and a teacher of adult education at Case Western’s Laura and Alvin Siegal’s Lifelong Learning Program.