Our Staff


Kelley Ciraulo serves as the Head of School for Beverly Montessori.  She has a B.S. in Education and an M.A. in Educational Leadership with a type 75 administrative license. She also has her Montessori Administrative Credential from Seton Montessori Institute. She has been involved in education for the last 20 years.  She is a graduate of Beverly Montessori School. Her two oldest children attended the school and now her youngest is here!  She loves the Montessori philosophy and community.

Amy Berglind is the business manager and registrar at Beverly Montessori School. Her two oldest children attended the school and now her youngest is here! She loves the school because of the wonderful children, staff and parents. She comes to us with experience in business and marketing with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. She enjoys gardening, home improvement projects, and nature walks with her children.

Linda Bailey is Beverly Montessori School’s Academic Advisor. She works with all of the staff, children, and families. She has been involved with Beverly Montessori School as a parent, volunteer, assistant and lead teacher for over 30 years.  She has her Early Childhood Montessori Certification from Seton Montessori Institute and is a certified STEP instructor (Systematic Training for Effective Parenting).  She enjoys reading, gardening, decorating, and spending time with her family and friends.

Anne Butler is Beverly Montessori School’s Student Support Consultant. Dr. Butler works with all of the staff, children, and families. She has been involved with Beverly Montessori School for the last 7 years. She has her PhD in Special Education from the University of Illinois in Champagne-Urbana. She focuses on supporting teachers and students in behavior management. She is also a professor at DePaul University. Her two oldest attended our school and now her youngest is here!

Nancy Schwartz is the Lead Teacher, Directress, in the Southwest PM room.  Nancy has a B.A. in French Language and Literature and an M.A. in Education. She teaches literature to the full-day kindergarten students.  She has her Montessori Certification from the Midwest Montessori Teacher Training Center (MMTTC) and has been at our school for over 30 years.  She loves baking and reading nonfiction books.


Virginia Savrimas
is the Assistant Teacher in the Southwest Room both in the morning and afternoon. She attended the Music Academy in Lithuania. She sang both for the Lithuania Opera and for the Lithuania Opera House in Chicago and served on their Board.  She teaches the fine arts enrichment class to the full-day kindergarten children. She has been at Beverly Montessori for over 25 years and loves the staff and children.  She enjoys listening to classical music, reading, and gardening.

Allison Potter is the Lead Teacher, Directress, in the Fireplace Room for the full-day. She has her B.A. in Psychology and completed her Early Childhood Certification from Seton Montessori Institute. She enjoys baking, walking, swimming, and biking with her husband and 2 daughters. Her interest in the Montessori philosophy began when both of her daughters attended Beverly Montessori School.

Karen Quiroz is the Lead Teacher, Directress, in the Southwest AM Room. She is a graduate of Beverly Montessori and sent her three sons to our school. She has a background in education and has been an involved parent and staff member for over 10 years. She has her Early Childhood Montessori Teaching certificate from Seton Montessori Institute.

 

Kaushika Shanbhag is the Lead Teacher, Directress, in the East Room for the full-day.  She has her Bachelor’s degrees in both Political Science and Fashion Design.  She sent her daughter to Beverly Montessori and became very interested in the Montessori philosophy.  She enjoys reading, sketching, and taking walks. She has her Early Childhood Montessori Teaching Certificate from Seton Montessori School.

Agata Sobek is the Assistant Teacher in the East Room for the full-day. She has a Master’s degree in education. Her daughter recently graduated from our school.  She attended the paraprofessional Montessori training at Seton and fell in the love with the Montessori way.

 

Jen O’Malley is the Teacher Support and Classroom Coordinator. She works with all the classrooms. She has worked at our school for the last 6 years. She has a Bachelor’s degree in biology and a Master’s degree in Secondary Education. Her son is a graduate of our school.

 

Ting Ting Branit teaches Chinese culture and language to our kindergarten students. She has been involved at our school as a parent, assistant teacher, and Directress for over 15 years. She has her Early Childhood Montessori Teaching Certificate from Seton Montessori School.

 

Hubbell Radue is the Assistant Teacher in our Fireplace Room for the morning session. This is Hubbell’s second year at our school and she comes to us with previous Montessori teaching experience as well. More, she attended The New School Montessori herself as a child where the Montessori philosophy was instilled. In college, Hubbell majored in theater and drama and later obtained an Associate’s degree in Sign Language Interpreting. She sent her two daughters to Beverly Montessori School, and her youngest son is currently enrolled.

Lilly Fuentes is our newest staff member, beginning this school year as the Fireplace Room afternoon Assistant Teacher. She is currently working on obtaining her degree in psychology. Lilly comes to us with Montessori classroom experience. She sends her daughter to Beverly Montessori School as well.