Angie Schoenrock, Executive Director Angie holds a BA in Organizational Behavior from the College of Saint Scholastica. She began her time here at Children's Day Montessori in 2007 in a long term sub role and then in 2008 as a parent. She is the parent of two 3 – year graduates of the CDM program.
Miss Char, Lead Montessori Teacher Char has been a member of the CDM teaching team since 2001. She holds an American Montessori Society Lead Teacher credential. Char did her training under Elizabeth Caspari, the last living student of Maria Montessori at that time. This earned her Pan-American Montessori Society and Montessori Association of Florida lead teacher certificates.
Miss Kristen, Lead Montessori Teacher Kristen holds a BS in Social Work from St. Cloud State University and has served CDM in the capacities of Assistant Child Care Teacher, Lead Child Care Teacher and Assistant Montessori Teacher, since she joined the CDM team in 2009. Kristen is currently attending University of Wisconsin River Falls pursuing her Master's degree in Montessori Education.
Miss Alyssa, Lead Montessori Teacher Alyssa has been a member of the CDM teaching team off and on since 2007. She holds a BS in Social Work from St Cloud State University, is Montessori trained, and is currently in the Montessori Graduate program at The University of Wisconsin River Falls pursuing her Master’s Degree in Montessori Education. Alyssa has held roles here at CDM from a Child Care Teacher, to an Assistant teacher, to a Lead Montessori Teacher. She is the parent of a CDM graduate. .
Miss Ana, Assistant Montessori Teacher Ana holds an AA degree in Child and Adult Care and Education and Paraprofessional Educator from St. Cloud Technical College and her Montessori Assistant Teacher certificate from Seton Institute of Illinois. Ana has served CDM since 2008 in the roles of Lead Child Care Teacher in the Evergreen Community and Assistant Montessori Teacher. Ana speaks fluent Spanish and shares that gift with the students in the afternoons through Spanish lessons.
Miss Brandy, Assistant Montessori Teacher This year we welcome Brandy O'Brien to our team as the Assistant Teacher in the Red Oak Community. Brandy has her Bachelors of Science in Education along with certification in Early Childhood, English, and Science from Western Michigan University. She recently moved to MN from St. Louis, where she has spent the last 2 years teaching 3rd and 4th grade at a Waldorf school. She completed her Montessori Assistant training this June at the Montessori Center of Minnesota.
Miss Vanessa, Assistant Montessori Teacher Vanessa has been a member of the CDM team since 2012. Vanessa has attended St. Cloud State University and North Central University working toward her Elementary Education degree. Vanessa serves as CDM’s Opening staff member, present at 7:00 a.m. to greet students each day and she is the parent of a future Montessori graduate.
Miss Heidi, Lead Child Care Teacher and Program Coordinator Heidi has been a member of the CDM team since 1998. She has had professional roles in the Montessori classroom, the Evergreen Childcare Community and the CDM Administrative Office. She earned her Assistant Montessori Teacher certificate from Seton Institute in Illinois.
Miss Sara, Assistant Child Care Teacher Sara holds an AA in both Graphic Design and Early Childhood Education from Madison Technical College, and was an Art Specialist at the Preschool of the Arts in Madison WI. She very much enjoys sharing her love of the arts with the children, and has over 25 years’ experience working with children.
Miss Breanna, Assistant Child Care Teacher Breanna joined the CDM team in 2016, Breanna is a student at Saint Cloud State University pursuing her degree in Social Work. She is passionate about children and is also an active volunteer in the Saint Cloud Community.