With a BA in Government and Sociology from Skidmore College in New York, Amy Mitchell’s professional life began far from the classroom—she was a Congressman’s assistant on Capitol Hill. As a Marine Corps wife with a growing family, Amy found herself moving many times before finally settling in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania in 2005.
Amy discovered Montessori education first as a parent, looking for an enriching preschool for her three young children. Intrigued by the method, she began taking Montessori courses and, in 2007, took charge of her first classroom. She hasn’t looked back since.
Now with her Montessori certification, she has worked in a variety of capacities at Montessori schools. As director of a school in Kennett Square, she continued to teach while performing administrative duties: conducting admissions tours, supervising staff, and launching new programs.
In 2013, Amy joined Clementine as the Assistant Teacher in Room 1. Since then, she has worn many different hats. Her previous administrative experience has been invaluable in our licensing and accreditation efforts. She channeled her personal passion for yoga into an after-school club for Clementine students and recently earned certifications to teach yoga to both adults and children. For the past two years, Amy has worked as both a Lead and Assistant Teacher in Camp Clementine. Amy is thrilled to be returning to the children and families of Room 1 as Lead Teacher. Her fresh perspective, positive energy and infectious love of learning will foster a truly joyful classroom.
Whenever she can find a free moment to herself, Amy can usually be found cooking up yummy vegetarian dishes, doing a few sun salutations on her porch, training for her next marathon, or reading about all things healthy (dark chocolate and glass of red wine in hand, of course)!
Charley joined Clementine in August as the Assistant Teacher in Room 1. After studying politics, philosophy, and economics at The King’s College in NYC, she decided to switch gears and study something she was passionate about. As a result, she received her Montessori Certification (AMI Primary) at the Southwest Institute of Montessori Studies in Arizona.
After finishing her Montessori training, Charley moved back to NYC and opened a Montessori Learning Group in her own Brooklyn neighborhood. Using materials from her teacher training, her program made the most of her urban setting with frequent trips to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Central Park, and the like.
Charley and her husband George (newlyweds!) moved to Philadelphia in 2015 and are happily settled in their new home. When not at Clementine, Charley can be found hiking through Fairmount Park, trying out different beer gardens around the city, and exploring the rich history and architecture of Philadelphia.