The school’s Directress, Reanna Sarieh, is a graduate of Belmont University’s teaching program. Her credentials include a Master's Degree in Teaching, AMS (American Montessori Society) Certification for ages 3-6, and State of Tennessee teaching license for pre-K through 3rd grade. She also recently completed a certification in Positive Discipline and is now a Certified Positive Discipline Parent Educator. She is a member of Kappa Delta Pi (Education Honor Society) and maintained a 4.0 at Belmont University. Having completed her undergraduate studies at MTSU she has a love for the Murfreesboro community and is honored to share the Montessori methods of teaching to her students. She brings to the classroom a passion for exceptional Early Childhood Education and a profound respect for childhood. She knows that the seed for learning is planted early in a child’s life.
The school's Assistant Directress, Stephanie Miles is a graduate of the same Belmont Montessori Program attended by Directress Reanna Sarieh and is a member of The American Montessori Society. She attended Georgia Southwestern, in Americus, Georgia, with studies focused in Sociology and Early Childhood Education. In her early college years she was a live-in nanny and went on to work long term for a few more families over the course of 20 years. Stephanie spent 4 of those years teaching Montessori in the Brentwood area. She is enthusiastic about and deeply respectful of the Montessori environment and each child’s development within it.
Annie Harris, our aftercare teacher, has experience in lifeguarding, babysitting, and has worked for elementary after-school programs since 2016. This is where she started to realize what she wanted her career path to be, a career centered on caring for and helping others. After graduating high school, she attended Motlow State Community College where she took advantage of the Tennessee Promise scholarship. She graduated in May 2018 with an Associates in Science degree. She recently moved to Murfreesboro to complete her Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science at Middle Tennessee State University. She is currently a junior. With this degree, she plans to continue to graduate school with an end goal of becoming a pediatric occupational therapist. Annie loves children, and loves what she does. She's determined to accomplish her goal and to achieve her dream of becoming an occupational therapist, so she can make a difference in children’s lives.
Cindy Guevart joins the Bambini Village community for Spanish and French classes. Cindy graduated from Berry College with a B.S. in Early Childhood Education. After teaching in New Zealand and China, Cindy returned to TN. While teaching Kindergarten in Bedford County, she pursued a master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in teaching English as a Second Language. Cindy's last full time teaching job was at the Discovery School in Murfreesboro. She loves working with children, including three of her own. Her family is bilingual and she is excited to share the love of languages with your child!
Lara Montgomery is delighted to offer music classes at Bambini Village. Lara has eight years of experience teaching music in a Montessori preschool environment, and thirteen years of experience teaching piano to children. She attended Concord College in West Virginia, where her studies focused on music and communications. She completed a master’s degree in communications from Ohio University, with a thesis focused on media coverage of the performing arts. Lara is passionate about working with children and nurturing their instinctive love of music!