Kelly Mangel, Principal
Kelly Mangel, Principal
Ms Kelly holds a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Psychology and Sociology from Jacksonville University and a BA in Special Education and Elementary Education from Georgian Court University in Lakewood, New Jersey. She is Florida certified in Elementary Education and Exceptional Student Education, and is currently working towards her reading endorsement. She is Montessori certified through Summit Montessori, ages 6-9. For six years she worked in New Jersey as a special education teacher. She joined TVM in 2007 as the Assistant Principal. She was named Principal in 2013.
Amanda Zischka, Office Manager
Amanda Zischka, Office Manager
Ms Amanda received her Associate of Arts degree and a General Banking Diploma from the Center for Financial Training in Florida.She was born and raised in New Jersey and enjoyed visiting the Keys several times a year. She and her family eventually settled in the Keys full time in 1992. She co-founded Paradise Play School in Islamorada with her Mother in 1995. She left the Day care in 2006 to work at TIB Bank in Tavernier. Prior to joining TVM she worked for Monroe County in Building and Planning. Ms Amanda is very active in raising funds for the American Cancer Society and is the Survivor/Caregiver Chairperson for the Upper Keys Relay For Life. She joined TVM in 2013.
Laura "Lori" Guth, Finance Director
Laura "Lori" Guth, Finance Director
Ms Lori holds a Bachelor of Art degree in Advertising from the University of Kentucky and after graduation spent a summer at The Parsons School of Design in New York City. She and her husband moved to the Florida Keys in 1997 where she worked in the finance and training department at Dolphin Research Center (DRC), for almost 10 years. Lori left DRC to stay home with her son and to fulfill a long time dream, to bring her daughter home from China. Before moving to the Keys, Lori worked in New York City, Ft Lauderdale and West Palm Beach in the stock brokerage industry. Both of her children go to TVM and Lori worked as a parent volunteer in the 2011-2012 school year. She joined the staff in 2012.
Connie Chapell, ESE Teacher
Connie Chapell, ESE Teacher
Ms Connie holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Special Education/ Mentally Handicapped from Florida State University and a Master of Science in Emotionally Handicapped and Administrative Supervision from Nova Southeastern University. She has a Florida Professional Educators Certificate in Emotionally Handicapped (Grades K-12), Mentally Handicapped (Grades K-12), Elementary Education (Grades K-6), and School Principal (All Levels). She is an active Independent Educational Consultant and certified in Collaborative Problem Solving. Her educational experience as a teacher began in a hospital setting working with autistic, young children. Her experiences include classroom teaching (Pre-School-High School) both with regular and special needs students in a variety of setting. Her administrative experiences began as a Principal of a private, accredited therapeutic school, as well as Principal of three accredited private schools. She joined TVM in 2012.
Alyssa Adrian,  ESE Teacher
Alyssa Adrian, ESE Teacher
Ms Alyssa received both her Bachelor of Science degree in Child Development and Family Sciences and her Master of Science degree in Special Education Varying Exceptionalities from Florida State University. Before joining TVM she spent more than fifteen years teaching in Monroe County Schools in the areas of Special Education and Elementary Education. Her two children attend TVM. Ms Alyssa was a substitute teacher at TVM for two years. She joined the TVM staff full-time in 2015.
Kris Pooley, VPK Lead Teacher
Kris Pooley, VPK Lead Teacher
Ms Kris worked in the banking, real estate industry and retail management before embarking on a career in education. Her family moved from Saint Augustine to beautiful Islamorada in 2009 and enrolled their children at TVM. Both have since graduated and are attending Coral Shores High School. She was an active parent volunteer until she joined TVM’s staff in 2013 as administrative assistant in 2013. Ms Kris ultimately found her calling when she began teaching in our VPK program later in that same year. She is continuing professional development and pursuing Montessori training.
Lisa Bauer, VPK Support Teacher
Lisa Bauer, VPK Support Teacher
    Marydelsi Cortes, K-1 Lead Teacher
    Marydelsi Cortes, K-1 Lead Teacher
    Ms Mari holds a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Business Administration from Miami Dade College. She was born and raised in Miami, FL and moved to the beautiful Florida Keys 3 years ago. This is her 1st year teaching; she is excited for this new beginning as she’s always had a passion for teaching. She is working on obtaining her Montessori Certificate.
    Tiffany Alana, Lead K-1 Teacher
    Tiffany Alana, Lead K-1 Teacher
      Kathie Borders, Lead 1-2 Teacher
      Kathie Borders, Lead 1-2 Teacher
      Ms Kathie graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communication. She continued her graduate level studies in New York City at the Center for Media Arts, Germain School of Photography. Her family moved to Florida in 2015 from Northern Virginia where she had extensive experience working and volunteering with students. Since moving to the Keys she has substituted with Key Largo School, Plantation Key School and Coral Shores High School. Ms Kathie is pursuing her Florida Professional Educator’s Certificate in Elementary Education for Grades K-6. Her 3 children attend TVM. She joined TVM in 2016.
      Jessica Harris, 2-3 Lead Teacher
      Jessica Harris, 2-3 Lead Teacher
      Ms Jessica holds a Bachelor of Science in Rehabilitation Education with an emphasis in counseling and psychology from Penn State University. She completed her Montessori training, ages 3 through 6 and elementary Montessori training, ages 6 through 9, under the auspices of the National Center for Montessori Education in 2006. She maintains a Florida State Certificate in Elementary Education K-6. Previously, she worked with behavioral health care services as well as rehabilitative and vocational services for adults with severe mental and physical disabilities. Ms Jessica served as a substitute teacher for the Head Start Program at Stanley Switlik Elementary School in Marathon. She joined Treasure Village Montessori in 2003.
      Kristina Sullivan, 2-3 Lead Teacher
      Kristina Sullivan, 2-3 Lead Teacher
      Ms Kris has a decade of early elementary teaching experience and accomplishments. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications from West Virginia State University and her Master’s Degree in Journalism from Marshall University. She is Montessori Certified, (3-6), by Montessori Teacher Training Institute and is Florida State Certified in Elementary Education K-6. Other certifications include Early Childhood and ESOL. She is currently pursuing her Reading Endorsement. In 2005, Ms Kris taught at Island Montessori School, (before the school moved to its Treasure Village location). She continued teaching until 2010 when she took a sabbatical after the birth of her son. She re-joined the staff at TVM in 2016.
      Louanne Bradley, K-3 Intervention Teacher
      Louanne Bradley, K-3 Intervention Teacher
      Ms Louanne was born and raised in Miami, FL. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Commercial Art from Brenau College. She is AMS Certified in Montessori Primary (2-6) years. Ms. Louanne started teaching as an assistant soon after her two eldest daughters started Montessori school in Atlanta, Georgia. After enjoying a few years at home raising her youngest daughter she returned to Montessori education. Ms Louanne was born and raised in South Florida and has recently relocated to the Keys. She is currently working on her Florida Teaching certification. She joined TVM in 2014.
      Soly Gonzalez; K-5 Spanish & Intervention Teacher
      Soly Gonzalez; K-5 Spanish & Intervention Teacher
        Cathy Gwilliam, 4/5 Lead Teacher
        Cathy Gwilliam, 4/5 Lead Teacher
        Ms Cathy holds a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, Movement Science from Penn State University, a Bachelor of Arts in Health and PE from Sierra Nevada College, and a Master of Arts in Elementary Education from the University of Phoenix. She has her certification in Elementary Education, K-6 along with her certification in Health and Physical Education K-12, and her ESOL endorsement. She is certified and MACTE accredited in the Montessori Method ages 3-6, 6-9, and 9-12. She is also a mentor teacher for Monroe County. Ms Cathy taught in Nevada and California before moving to Florida. She is also a certified CPR/First Aide instructor. Ms Cathy will be educating future Montessori educators through Montessori Live and will begin teaching online classes this fall. She joined the Treasure Village Montessori family in 2007.
        Debra Hess, 4/5 Lead Teacher
        Debra Hess, 4/5 Lead Teacher
        Ms Debbie holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Recreational Therapy from Florida International University. She is Florida Certified in Elementary Education K-6, and is currently working towards her Montessori certificate through Summit Montessori. She taught grades 2/3 at The Academy at Ocean Reef for 8 years. She is extremely delighted to have joined the Montessori family and is looking forward to an exciting new teaching and mentoring challenge. Ms Debbie joined the staff of TVM in 2014.
        Stephanie Sayre, Middle School Social Studies
        Stephanie Sayre, Middle School Social Studies
        Ms Stephanie graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Relations from the University of Florida. After substituting at Key Largo School, she received her Florida Teacher’s Certificate for grades K-6. She also received her ESE Certification and is also certified to teach 5th – 9th grade Social Science. Ms Stephanie enjoyed the past six years teaching at both Key Largo School and Plantation Key School. She joined Treasure Village Montessori in 2014.
        Bobbi Burson, Middle School Science & Math
        Bobbi Burson, Middle School Science & Math
        Ms Bobbi holds a Bachelors of Arts (BA) with a degree in Environmental Sciences from Southern Maine University. She also graduated with credits toward her Masters in Education degree from the C.L.A.S.S. PDS program. She has a certification in Middle Grades Sciences, Middle Grades English, Exceptional Students, as well as Elementary Education K-6. For four years Ms Bobbi worked as the laboratory supervisor for the Marine Lab of Southern Maine studying the effects of using Porphyra yezoensis as a bioremediator for fish farming. Her previous position was as the 7th grade Science/Language Arts educator for Key Largo School. She joined TVM in 2012.
        Charles Fulco, Middle School Mathematics
        Charles Fulco, Middle School Mathematics
          Jen Heely, Middle School Language Arts
          Jen Heely, Middle School Language Arts
          Ms. Jen joined TVM middle school in 2017. She is Florida certified in English 5 to 9, Math 5 to 9, Exceptional Student Education K to 12 and Elementary Education K to 6. Ms. Jen recently completed her ESOL and Reading Endorsements. Prior to TVM, she was an ESE support staff member working at CSHS. She Holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Management with a minor in Japanese Studies from Ateneo de Maniila University (a Jesuit Universiy in Manila).
            Kate Hofstetter, Curriculum Support
            Kate Hofstetter, Curriculum Support
              Diana McGuirk-Hille, Art Teacher
              Diana McGuirk-Hille, Art Teacher
              Ms Diana holds a Bachelor of Arts in Art Education from Manhattanville College in Purchase, NY. She also holds art education state teaching credentials in both New York and Florida. She served as a team leader in AmeriCorps (NCCC) National Civilian Community Corps. Previously, she taught summer art programs with Citizen Schools in Boston, MA as well as private art lessons. Ms Diana is an active member at Morada Way Art District in Islamorada. She joined Treasure Village Montessori in 2006.
              Maria Torres, Tech Teacher
              Maria Torres, Tech Teacher
              Ms Maria holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music from the Higher Institute of Art in Havana, Cuba. She has a Florida Professional Educators Certificate in Spanish Grades K -12, and she is also certified to teach music in the state of Florida. She is member of the Florida Foreign Language Association (FFLA), and the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL). Ms Maria taught Spanish and Music for six years at the Academy at Ocean Reef. She joined the staff at Treasure Village Montessori in 2007.