Our Trained Staff


Melissa Beaty, Head of School and Lead Teacher

Melissa has been involved with Montessori classrooms for more than 20 years and has been with the Montessori Children's House of Sycamore and DeKalb since its inception. After earning a B.S. in Early Childhood Studies, she then earned her Primary (ages 3-6) Montessori Teaching Certificate from the Ohio Montessori Training Institute (recognized by the Association Montessori International). Melissa resides in Sycamore with her husband and their two children.

Michelle McGill, Assistant Teacher

Michelle has been involved with Montessori Children's House of Sycamore and deKalb for 2 years as a parent/substitute teacher.  She has a B.S. in elementary education from NIU and taught for several years in the public school system.  She has also taught swim lessons at the YMCA and coached for the DeKalb County Swim Team.  Michelle and her husband live in DeKalb with their two children. 

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