Lynn Barras, Principal
Send Lynn an Email Message 305-293-1400 ext. 53430
Pam Niles, Administrative Assistant: Finance and Human Resources
Send Pam an Email Message 305-293-1400 ext. 53429
Tracey Smith, Administrative Assistant: Student Services & Instructional Support
Send Tracey an Email Message 305-293-1400 ext. 53426
Heather Linn, Administrative Assistant: Front Desk & Public Relations
Send Heather an Email Message 305-293-1400 ext. 53418
Australian born and bred, Heather has lived in the U.S since 2001 and moved to the Florida Keys in 2016. She completed her education in Australia in fitness related practices and has about 16 years’ experience in various wellness related roles such as Fitness Programs Director (in both non-profit & for-profit organizations), personal trainer, group fitness instructor, yoga teacher, massage therapist, teacher of massage therapy and anatomy; and in various environmental roles to include Park Ranger at Long Key State Park right here in the Keys. Heather first became familiar with the Montessori education philosophy in 2009 and was very drawn the Montessori community, which has led her to become a part of the May Sands Montessori School family. When she’s not at school she loves taking in the stunning Florida Keys sunrises and sunsets, morning bicycle rides, swimming and kayaking with her sweetheart Jeff, and traveling to new places for new cultural experiences. She looks forward to meeting you next time you come our school’s front office!
Renee Makimaa, School Nurse
Send Renee an Email Message 305-293-1400 ext. 53428
Renee has been in Key West since 1993 when she attended the Florida Keys Community College for her Registered Nurse Degree. She is an athlete who loves to run, participating in marathons and triathlons – such as the NYC Marathon. Renee and her husband have a beautiful family of two daughters, whom they love to go swimming with. She is loved by the school’s students as “Miss Oh-Ay”, and also for having “magic cheese”!
Jeannine Plunkett, Manatee (Lower El.) Classroom Assistant
305-293-1400 ext. 53423
Originally from the area of Boston, Massachusetts, Jeannine moved to Key West in 2015 bringing some wonderful educator’s experience to us! With her B.A in Psychology from U.Mass Amherst, and her M.Ed from Southern New Hampshire University, she worked in the New Hampshire public schools for more than 8 years in various roles to include ESE Paraprofessional, Tutor, and Teacher. When not at school, Jeannine loves putting her creative energies into painting and making jewelry. She also loves to paddle board on our beautiful Florida Keys waters!
Roxanne Brennan, Osprey (Lower El.) Classroom Assistant
305-293-1400 ext. 53422
Grace Moon, Reef Gecko (Upper El.) Classroom Assistant
305-293-1400 ext. 53420
Jenn Stefanacci-Portier, Sea Star (Upper El.) Classroom Assistant
305-293-1400 ext. 53419