Elliot Abrams was born in Washington D.C. and raised in the metropolitan area. He recently earned a degree in psychology from Landmark College in Vermont. Elliot is interested in learning more about the Montessori philosophy before continuing on to earn a degree in education. Elliot has worked with children as a camp counselor at the DCJCC and, from his experiences, has made it a goal to become a teacher. He is very excited to start his educational career with Full Circle Montessori School.
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.