Montessori Academy



Meet the Staff

Mrs. Kristin Meier

Director of the Montessori Academy at the Early Learning Center

Kristin is a 2004 graduate of Georgia College and has taught and served the Milledgeville community for the past 15 years.  She was a special education teacher in the Baldwin County School System for 8 years and most recently was the Children’s Pastor at Northridge Christian Church, supporting 100+ children ages birth through 5th grade.   She is passionate about families and pursuing excellence in education.   Kristin is married to Neal, and together they are raising three children. 478-457-2471
Lori Smith

Mrs. Lori Smith

Director of the Baldwin County Early Learning Center

Lori Smith, director of the Baldwin County Early Learning Center, has been a preschool educator for 20 years. Mrs. Smith has a Bachelor of Art degree from LaGrange College, a Master of Arts in Teaching and a Specialist in Educational Leadership from Georgia College. The Early Learning Center takes great pride in providing world-class educational opportunities for our community, and the new Montessori Academy will be an excellent addition to our already innovative curriculum.

Staff List

Montessori Academy Staff

Mr. Luke Able, Montessori Graduate Assistant

Mr. Howard Abney, Montessori Teacher Assistant

Ms. Claire Brigner, Montessori Teacher (Preschool)

Ms. Megan Brown, Montessori Teacher Assistant 

Ms. Tammy Butts, Montessori Teacher Assistant

Ms. Ashley Davey, Montessori Teacher Assistant

Ms. Jessica Hanna, Montessori Classroom Assistant

Ms. Shelby Headley, Montessori Classroom Assistant 

Ms. Brandi Mason, Montessori  Infant/Toddler Teacher

Ms. Tracy McWilliams, Montessori Teacher (Preschool)

Ms. Brooke Michalic, Montessori Infant/Toddler Teacher

Ms. Christina Osborne, Montessori Infant/Toddler Teacher

Ms. Sheena Shinholster, Montessori Teacher Assistant

Ms. Ciara Spisak, Montessori Infant/Toddler Teacher

Ms. Robin Taylor, Montessori Classroom Assistant

Ms. Julia Watson, Montessori Classroom Assistant

Ms. Myranda Walden, Montessori Classroom Assistant

Ms. Denise Ward, Montessori Teacher Assistant

Ms. Baileigh Williamson, Montessori Classroom Assistant