Our Trained Staff

Melissa Beaty, Head of School and Lead Teacher

Melissa has been involved with Montessori classrooms for more than 25 years and has been with the Montessori Children's House of Sycamore and DeKalb since its inception in 2007.  After earning a B.S. in Early Childhood Studies from Northern Illinois University, she then earned her Primary (ages 3-6) Montessori Teaching Certificate from the Ohio Montessori Training Institute (recognized by the Association Montessori International). Outside of school, Melissa enjoys reading, traveling, and watching HGTV.  Melissa resides in Sycamore with her husband and their two children.

Michelle McGill, Assistant Teacher

Michelle first became involved with Montessori as a parent of two children enrolled in the school.  She enjoyed the philosophy and watching her children grow and blosson into thoughtful leaners.  When an assistant position became available it was an easy transition for her.  She holds a B.S. in elementary education and has taught 4th grade.  She also coaches for the local swim team in her spare time.  Michelle lives in DeKalb with her husband and their two girls.