The Montessori Approach is based upon the lifelong work of Dr. Maria Montessori, who made the observation that every child spontaneously wants to learn.
Michelle van Rooyen is a Classroom Assistant and Afterschool teacher for the Magnolia Primary Community. She joined the OMMS family in 2022. Michelle moved to the U.S. from South Africa in 2017 and she completed her bachelor’s degree in psychology with a minor in anthropology in 2023. When she’s not working, Michelle likes to crochet, […]
Amie Hays is the Classroom Assistant in the Magnolia Primary Community. She started her Oak Meadow Montessori School career as a family volunteer and an after-school ballet teacher and began working full time in 2015. Amie is married, has two children at OMMS., and a baby on the way! In her free time, Amie loves […]
Silvie Vandiver is the Lead Guide in the Magnolia Primary Community and the OMMS Student Support Specialist. She completed a BS in Psychology at the University of Geneva and received her primary level Montessori training through the AMI Montessori Institute of Atlanta. Silvie has over 33 years of experience working with children including 18 years […]