"When I'm not here at Riverbend, I love spending time with my husband and our two girls. I also love to read a great book, enjoy a delicious meal, ski at Jay Peak, go see Dave Matthews in concert, spend time with good friends, organize a closet, or decorate my home!"
Additional Professional Certifications and Experiences:
New England Montessori Teacher Education Center-Primary certification
EEC-Department of Early Education and Care, Director I
IMSE Comprehensive Orton-Gillingham Training
Former Primary teacher (ages 3-6)
"I am a Hockey, Softball, Soccer mom of two amazing daughters! Who spends summer vacations in Conway, NH and Chatham, MA. With a professional passion to share Montessori philosophy and education with parents."
"I love traveling to new places with my husband and two boys; spending summers at Groton Long Point; reading, good food, sitting on the beach, snuggling with my dog. I just started taking harp lessons so I can play music with my family."
Hi! My name is Tom Barone, I was born and raised in Framingham, Massachusetts and later attended Emmanuel College in Boston, Massachusetts. I Graduated from Emmanuel in 2017 with a degree in teaching Elementary Education. My interests vary from going to the beach, spending time with my Family, watching the Patriots play on Sundays and skiing during the winter with my friends.
Kate BattagliaCo-Lead Primary Teacher, Maple Room
University of Maine at Orono - BA Gordon College - MEd
Montessori Training: Graduated 2011 from Northeast Montessori Institute
Presented at the 2017 MSM Conference
“Growing a School Sustainability Program”
Forest Schools Level 1 Training
"I have two children who have attended Riverbend since they were 15 months old. We enjoy kayaking, playing sports, visiting with family and friends, walking our dog, Felicie, hiking in NH, and spending long days at the beach. I am also interested in sustainability education
and sustainable development within school settings!"
Olivia WhitmanAssistant Toddler Teacher
Middlebury College - BA,
International Studies Fairleigh Dickinson University - MA, Multilingual Education
Professional Certifications and Experiences include: Florida Teaching Certificate Elementary K-6, SPARK Physical Education Certification - Elementary Education Grades K-5, Working With At, Risk Youths – Broward County Certification, , Exceptional Student Education – Broward County Certification, Instructional Strategies – Broward County Certification, Advances Classroom Management – Broward County Certification, Education/Special Populations - Gifted certification, Guidance and counseling for the gifted-, Gifted certification, A.C.E Training and Certification, Flip The Script Teen prevention & Intervention training and certification.
"My areas of interest are world travel, American and European history, vinyl records, the great outdoors, physical education and a variety of culinary subjects."
Suruchi LalUpper Elementary Teacher
Delhi University, India - BA Lucknow University, India - MA