Growing up in New York, Ms.Kate moved to the Dutch side of Sint Maarten in 2002. From 2002-2019 she taught various subjects and age groups from PreKindergarten to Medical Students on the island. Ms. Kate was the Directress of the Upper Elementary Program at the St. Maarten Montessori School for 10 years and spent the last year as the Lead Guide of the U.E. Sea Star Class here at May Sands Montessori School. With a Masters of Science in Education and her Montessori Elementary II credentials from the American Society of Montessori, Kate has worn many hats in her lifetime and says she is “looking forward to sharing these experiences along with… sparking joy and a love of learning within each student.”
Assistant: Ms. Jeannine Plunkett
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 paddleboard on our beautiful Florida Keys waters!