Meghan Hamby was born in Washington D.C. and grew up in Arlington VA. She recently did her freshman year at Mississippi State University but decided to come home and focus on her studies locally. She is currently working on her ASL fluency certificate and her Teaching Degree in school. She would like to hopefully become a directress in a Montessori school once she has finished her education. She did her senior experience with us last year which is what inspired her to not only want to be a teacher, but a Montessori Directress who specializes in working with the deaf community. When she is not working with children or coaching cheer at a local high school. Meghan loves to spend time reading books and relaxing with her family.
Ms. Gloria Saenz YCC Support
Gloria was born in Nicaragua Central America and came to the US when she was 6 years old. She lived and grew up mostly in the northern Virginia area.
Her love for working with children started back in high school were she first took an early childhood development class. Even though I has a business degree her passion continues to be with children. She worked as a Nanny, as well as tutor in Spanish for many families for 10+ years. Gloria became aware of Montesorri from a couple of those families and became curious to learn more about it.
Ms. Saenz is a mother of 2 beautiful children, one who is almost 5 months old. They are her joy and motivate her to be my best everyday!
Ms. Sandra Shelton YCC Support
Sandra was born and raised in Oxford, England. Her parents originate from St. Vincent in the West Indies and she grew up around a mixture of culture. Ms. Shelton spent 26 years as a military spouse, her two children were born in Germany. We then moved to Georgia and Belgium before retiring in Florida. During that time, she completed my Associates degree and bachelor’s degree in the Education field while working as a substitute teacher when time allowed. The five years she lived in Florida, Sandra worked as a coordinator in a non-profit homeless shelter for women and families. She have been living in the Arlington area for the past year and started working with FCMS in March. Sandra enjoys working with all the children, learning about Montessori, and being part of a great team. She is currently working on her master’s degree, while hanging out with her family, gym workouts, watching soccer, trying different cuisine, and exploring the DC area!
Ms. Tomiah Yates School Wide Support
As a disciplined musician, Tomiah has always valued the importance of being challenged and interactive. At Duke Ellington School of the Arts, she learned how to balance music and education while participating in a summer Jazz mentoring program. Working as a music aide, she got her first taste of how significant exploration and creation can be in the development of young minds academically, socially and culturally. High school rewarded her with opportunities to perform overseas as well as at the White House and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. She attended Virginia Commonwealth University where she studied foreign languages to diminish language barriers through translation and interpretation. During this time, Tomiah volunteered at an international nonprofit organization translating letters and documents for sponsored children in Spanish speaking countries. This led her to a brief role of translating and interpreting at a pediatric hospital. Wanting to be involved in something more impactful, Tomiah soon discovered a new passion and made the career transition into education. Her new home at FCMS has created a satisfying adventure into the endless stimulating world of Montessori.