Denise Lambros has a Bachelors Degree in Education from Shippensburg University. She received her Montessori certificate from the American Montessori Society after successfully completing Princeton’s Center for Teacher Education in Early Childhood. Denise has been an advocate of educating young children since high school; as a swimming instructor for preschool children at a Head Start Program as well as a Teacher’s Aide for physically and mentally challenged children at The Woods Services. Upon graduating, she was employed by Automatic Data Processing (ADP) in Marketing/Sales, which led her to opening her own company in the temporary services industry. After a few years she successfully sold her business and relocated overseas to assist with a family business as Personnel Director. After returning to the USA with a family of her own, she realized that her desire to be involved with education was stronger than ever and worked as a preschool teacher at Childtowne Montessori. Her success has led her to fulfill her ultimate goal of opening her own Montessori school.
Patricia Navitsky has a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from Chestnut Hill College as well as a Montessori certificate from the American Montessori Society, fulfilling a lifelong goal to work with young children. With over 40 years of experience in Montessori education in a variety of Montessori programs, Pat worked at Childtowne Montessori School. After teaching in a preschool classroom there for 11 years, Pat transitioned into the role as school administrator, a position she held for six years. Pat also serves as an adjunct faculty member for Chestnut Hill College, teaching Montessori Philosophy and Theory to adult learners interested in becoming Montessori educators. The mother of three children, all of whom attended Montessori school, Pat resides in Holland and looks forward to her new role as a partner in the Montessori Community School of Newtown.