Preparatory

MONTESSORI EDUCATION FOR 3 TO 6 YEAR OLDS

Class Overview

Preparatory Classroom

Our Preparatory Montessori program incorporates the Montessori Method in all we do. We work with the students on language development, phonics and reading fluency and take a deeper dive into math and science. Our passion is creating independent, creative thinkers that love learning.

  • Language and Reading Development
  • Chapel, Art, Music and Physical Education
  • Math and Science Skill Building
  • Focus on Creating Independence and Confident Learners

Age Group: 3-6 Years Old
Class Size: 6-18 Children

Preparatory Class Educators

Tanya Gilmore

Lead Teacher, Preparatory

Tanya Gilmore

Lead Teacher, Preparatory

Tanya Gilmore is the Lead Teacher of one of our Preparatory classrooms and has been with MES for 12 years.

She has a B.S. in Biochemistry from the University of Arizona and is Montessori certified through Collin County Community College.

Tanya has three wonderful children, all MES alumni, and a loving husband, TJ Gilmore who is an active Lewisville city councilman.

In her spare time, she enjoys being active in her children’s education and activities including Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, orchestra and marching band.

Deborah O’Neal

Lead Teacher, Preparatory

Deborah O’Neal

Lead Teacher, Preparatory

Deborah O’Neil or “Mrs. Deb” as she’s lovingly known, is a Lead Teacher in one of our Preparatory classrooms and has been with MES for the past 6 school years.

She began serving as a floater and PE teacher and then moved into an assistant teacher position. She is now a Montessori certified teacher.

Mrs. Deb is also a registered nurse and has worked in the Medical-Surgical, Obstetric and Geriatric fields. She is married to Bryan and they have two children. She also has two basset hounds that she may or may not also call her children. Mrs. Deb loves cooking, gardening, flea marketing and being on the couch with her family, her dogs and a cup of coffee watching a great suspense movie.

Melissa McCurdy

Lead Teacher, Preparatory

Melissa McCurdy

Lead Teacher, Preparatory

Melissa McCurdy is a Lead Teacher in one of our Preparatory classrooms and this is her 3rd year with MES.

She’s worked with children for approximately 18 years now through both employment and volunteering. Whatever her role, her goal is to help nurture a child’s love of learning. She is also a Montessori certified teacher.

Melissa and her husband Tony are proud parents of two wonderful daughters and one precious fur baby. She was honored to be an Army wife for six years while my husband, proudly, served his country and her family recently moved to the great state of Texas.

“I was lucky enough to find Montessori Episcopal and become part of this wonderful community. I look forward to my time here at Montessori Episcopal and I’m honored to be a part of your children’s lives.”

Tinesha Lebron

Associate Teacher, Preparatory

Tinesha Lebron

Associate Teacher, Preparatory

Tinesha Lebron is an Associate Teacher in one of our Preparatory classrooms and this is her 3rd year with MES.

She has over 10 years experience working with infants and toddlers and was introduced to Montessori at 17 years old while working as an aftercare teacher in Carrollton. She fell in love with Montessori and began her training soon after. She is a Montessori certified teacher.

I believe the Montessori method of teaching makes learning fun for the students and I enjoy watching them learn at their own pace as well as guiding them through their own discoveries.

Tinesha lives in Lewisville with her son Jaxson and enjoys being a mother, reading, shopping and spending time with family and friends.

Meredith Miller

Associate Teacher, Preparatory

Meredith Miller

Associate Teacher, Preparatory

Meredith Miller is an Associate Teacher in one of our Preparatory classrooms and this is her second year with MES.

She has a B.S. in Nutrition, Health and Wellness with a minor in Exercise and Sports Management from Texas Tech University. Meredith is currently pursuing her Elementary Teaching Certification through Midwestern State University and working on her Montessori certification.

Meredith, a Montessori Episcopal School alumna herself, is also a longtime member of The Episcopal Church of the Annunciation. In her free time she loves baking, painting and watching Disney movies with her fiancé.

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ABOUT US

Montessori Episcopal School is the only Christian Montessori school in Denton county.

We have been serving Lewisville, Flower Mound and Highland Village toddlers through kindergartners for the past 49 years.

OUR PROGRAMS

Montessori Episcopal School turns preschoolers into independent creative thinkers. Our programs have:

  • Individualized instruction on each child
  • Weekly library, art, PE and music
  • Biblical training through weekly chapel

OUR PROGRAMS

  • A focus on whole-child learning, including
  • Physical, education and spiritual development
  • A natural, maker-space playground and garden
  • Passionate, long-tenured teachers
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