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Hershey Montessori Staff

"The greatest sign of success for a teacher is to be able to say, 'The children are now working as if I do not exist.' "
Paula Leigh-Doyle

Paula Leigh-Doyle

Head of School

Paula joined Hershey Montessori School in 2007 as Head of School, supporting the Concord and Huntsburg campuses. Paula holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education from Goddard College in Vermont, and an AMI Primary Montessori diploma from Sion Hill College in Ireland. Her experience includes eight years of teaching, and thirty-one years of specialization in Montessori education for economically and developmentally at-risk children. She was also the founding Executive Director of an AMI Montessori school in Cleveland. Her dedication to education includes twenty-one years of headship at independent Montessori Schools. Paula is a presenter for national and international education and Montessori conferences, and published in North American Montessori Teacher Association journals. Paula treasures her time on her mini-farm, as a steward of sheep, horses, and various pets and also growing food. She enjoys learning about living systems and contributing to community wellbeing.
Meet Our Team

Whole School Administrative Staff

Shelley Morgan

Shelley Morgan

Human Resources Administrator

Lynette Ruple

Lynette Ruple

Director of Finance

Deanna Meadows-Shrum

Deanna Meadows-Shrum

Director of Marketing and Communications

Yvonne Delgado Thomas

Yvonne Delgado Thomas

Director of Development

Lakisha Wingard

Lakisha Wingard

Director of Admissions

Concord Campus Administration

Eileen Hull

Eileen Hull

Concord Campus Office Assistant

Leslie Steelman

Leslie Steelman

Concord Campus Office Coordinator

Zaynab Twaddell

Zaynab Twaddell

Concord Campus Coordinator

Concord Campus Guides

Parent-Infant Guides
Tierney Dewan-Saperstein

Tierney Dewan-Saperstein

Parent-Infant Community Guide & Elementary Assistant

Young Child Community Guides
Lashawn Caldwell

Lashawn Caldwell

All-Day Young Child Community Guide

Danielle Krause

Danielle Krause

All-Day Young Child Community Guide

Luisa Mendez

Luisa Mendez

All-Day Young Child Community Guide

Children’s House Guides
Karen Hannan-DeWalt

Karen Hannan-DeWalt

Children's House Community Guide

Hind Hassan

Hind Hassan

Children's House Community Guide

Johan van der Wee

Johan van der Wee

Children's House Community Guide

Elementary Guides
Jennifer Finan

Jennifer Finan

Early Elementary Community Guide

Venus Kohler

Venus Kohler

Upper Elementary Community Guide

Saren Peetz

Saren Peetz

Early Elementary Community Guide

Sarah Tetzloff

Sarah Tetzloff

Upper Elementary Community Guide

Concord Campus Specialists

Tina Bergmann

Tina Bergmann

Music Teacher

Ginger Hofstetter

Ginger Hofstetter

Spanish Teacher & Library

Cheryl McGovern

Cheryl McGovern

Elementary Assistant & Outdoor & Physical Education Coordinator

Golnar Parry

Golnar Parry

Art Teacher

Stephanie Swank

Stephanie Swank

Children's House Afternoon Assistant & After Care Coordinator

Huntsburg Campus Administration

John Buzzard

John Buzzard

Upper School Director & Humanities Guide

Corine Casalina

Corine Casalina

Upper School Office Manager

Brooks Cavin

Brooks Cavin

Middle School Director & Mathematics Guide

Huntsburg Campus Guides

Middle School Guides
Brooks Cavin

Brooks Cavin

Middle School Director & Mathematics Guide

Natalie Hudak

Natalie Hudak

Middle School Guide

Nicole Lederle

Nicole Lederle

Middle School Guide

Danielle Miles

Danielle Miles

Middle School Guide

Upper School Guides
John Buzzard

John Buzzard

Upper School Director & Humanities Guide

Doug Cornett

Doug Cornett

English Language Arts Guide

Jill Levin

Jill Levin

Drama & English Language Learning & Arts Guide

Joel Rabe

Joel Rabe

Mathematics Guide & Campus Math Chair

Matthew Sorrick

Matthew Sorrick

Integrated Science & Advanced Environmental Science Guide

Huntsburg Campus Specialists 

Cristina Echeverria

Cristina Echeverria

Spanish Guide

Sara Guren

Sara Guren

Fine Arts Specialist

Valerie Raines

Valerie Raines

College Guidance Counselor

Aaron Twaddell

Aaron Twaddell

Mandarin Teacher

Huntsburg Boarding Staff

Alison Barsan

Alison Barsan

Weekend Residential Support

Becky Cummings

Becky Cummings

Residential Guide & Development Support

Mallory Maffit

Mallory Maffit

Residential Guide

Katie Manwell

Katie Manwell

On-campus Residential Assistant

Pamela McVetta-Mckinney

Pamela McVetta-Mckinney

Residential Guide

Abriella Minotti

Abriella Minotti

Residential Suport

Farm, Facilities, & Transportation Staff

Braden Brewster

Braden Brewster

Facilities & Grounds Support

Beth Caton

Beth Caton

Facilities and Grounds Assistant

Mark Cichowski

Mark Cichowski

Transportation Coordinator & Intercampus Bus Driver

Joyce Cole

Joyce Cole

Huntsburg Farm Manager

ShaRhonda Lumpkin

ShaRhonda Lumpkin

Suburban Route Bus Driver

Katie Poe

Katie Poe

Nutrition & Kitchen Coordinator

John Rider

John Rider

Whole School Facilities Manager