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 Preparatory Lead Teacher and has been with MES since 2006.

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

Ms. Gilmore has three wonderful children, all MES alumni, two heelers, and a loving husband, TJ Gilmore who is an active Lewisville City Councilman. Her daughter is attending Babson College in Wellesley MA and her twin boys both attend Texas Tech University.

In her spare time, she enjoys hanging out at her fire pit, reading, working out at Thrive, and cuddling her dogs. She is an avid Harry Potter and Star Trek fan.  Her favorite color is orange and loves all things pumpkin.

Tinesha Lebron

Lead Teacher, Preparatory

Tinesha Lebron

LeadTeacher, Preparatory

Tinesha Lebron is the Preparatory Lead Teacher and has been with MES since 2016.

Ms. Lebron has been a Lead teacher in both our Toddler and our Preparatory classrooms.

She has over 10 years of experience working with children and was introduced to Montessori at 17 years old while working as an aftercare teacher in Carrollton. She fell in love with the Montessori Method and began her training soon after. Ms. Lebron received her Montessori Certification through Colin Community College.

“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.”

Ms. Lebron lives in Lewisville with her son Jaxson, who started at MES at 12 months old. She enjoys being a mother, reading, shopping and spending time with family and friends.

Jesika Maldonado

Lead Teacher, Preparatory

Jesika Maldonado

LeadTeacher, Preparatory

Jesika Maldonado has been a part of the MES family since 2019.

Ms. Maldonado has been educating children of all ages for 15 years. She received her Early Childhood Education credential from the American Montessori Society in San Francisco, Ca.

Mrs. Maldonado believes strongly in the philosophy of the Montessori method and enjoys watching children blossom and advance in their educational studies. She has been married to her wonderful husband for over ten years and they have two white German shepherds. “I am delighted to work here at Montessori Episcopal school; as well as a new start in Texas.”

Rebecca Carroll

Associate Teacher, Preparatory

Rebecca Carroll

Associate Teacher, Preparatory

Ms. Carroll has a Master’s degree in teaching from TWU, a bachelor’s degree from Austin College and a Montessori certificate from Collin County Community College.

Ms. Carroll has two boys, Henry and Wes. Henry is in elementary school and loves baseball. Wes attends MES and loves everything his big brother loves. Her husband, Andrew, works in Flower Mound as the Vice President of a commercial construction company.

She loves animals and has a cat and two dogs. She was born in Lewisville and her sister attended MES. She loves Harry Potter, Star Wars and The Office.

Jazmane Walker

Associate Teacher, Preparatory

Jazmane Walker

Associate Teacher, Preparatory

Jazmane Walker is the Preparatory Associate and has been with MES since 2021.

 

Ms. Walker graduated from Byron Nelson High School in 2019.  She has been working for a Montessori school since then.  While in high school, she participated in PTSA, Culinary Arts and Hospitality and Colorguard.  She is the oldest of three.  

“I can’t wait every day to work with the children to help build their independence!”

Mallory Pfiefer

Associate Teacher, Preparatory

Mallory Pfiefer

Associate Teacher, Preparatory

Mallory Pfiefer is the Preparatory Associate and has been with MES since 2020.

 

Ms. Pfiefer was previously the Toddler Lead Teacher at another Montessori School in Fort Worth before joining us in the Preparatory classroom at MES.  She is currently working on her Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education and also studying for her Montessori certification through Collin Community College . Ms. Pfeifer was first introduced to the Montessori method at her previous school where she focused on ages 18 months – 3 years. She is excited and blessed to be able to grow under the instruction of her lead teacher, colleagues and students here at MES.

Ms. Pfeifer enjoys reading, music, film/television, and having family time with her partner Jonathan. Her main goal in teaching is to create a child-centered, positive environment for learning where all children feel welcome, safe, and special as well as to provide high-quality, individualized education to students of all backgrounds.

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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 50+ 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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