Meet our staff

Our team works to support Montessori Radmoor School from the ground up.  From the classroom each day with your child, to the daily operations of the school, our common mission is to provide a nurturing environment for our students.

Joseph Wood

ADMINISTRATOR
Joseph Wood joined Montessori Radmoor in July 2019 after a decade of serving as an educator and administrator in the Washington D.C. area.  He holds a B.S. from Mississippi State University and a M.Ed. from St. Thomas University.  He is committed to the continued implementation of authentic Montessori in Radmoor’s AMI classrooms. [email protected]
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Irina Jamison

DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS OPERATIONS AND ADMISSIONS
Irina Jamison joined Montessori Radmoor team in the spring of 2013.  Irina holds an MBA (Masters of Business Administration) from Brigham Young University and brings over ten years of corporate business experience in the areas of global procurement, strategy, communications and logistics.  She is also a certified Immigration Court interpreter for the Executive Office of Immigration Review.  She first-hand experienced the benefits of Montessori Education when her daughters started in the Toddler program in the Detroit area Montessori school. He son joined the Radmoor community Toddler program in 2016. 
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Jamie Hildenbrand

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
Started in 2010 as our Administrative Assistant at the front desk. Jamie retired in June from the Lansing School District where she worked for 31 years. She worked as an Administrative Assistant in both Elementary and Secondary schools and ended her career with Lansing in the Human Resources Department as the HR Staffing Coordinator.  
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Gwynne Kadrofske

BOOKKEEPER
Gwynne joined the Radmoor team in August 2013.  She has a BA in Business Administration from Hope College as well as an MBA in accounting from MSU.  She worked as an auditor for Ernst & Young LLP in Grand Rapids for five years and also obtained her CPA license.   While raising her four boys, she enjoyed doing volunteer treasurer work for various organizations.  Her youngest son currently attends Radmoor, so she loves being a part of the Radmoor team, both as an employee and a parent! 
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Patricia Murphy  

DIRECTOR OF PROGRAM SUPPORT
Patricia (Trish) added this role in 2019-2020 School Year in addition to her responsibilities as Primary 3 Lead Teacher.  She started teaching at Radmoor in the Primary community in 2008, received her AMS Primary training certification from the Princeton Center for Teacher Education in Princeton, New Jersey. Prior to her Montessori training, Patricia worked as the coordinator and instructor for an inner-city youth ceramics outreach program in Philadelphia, and taught ceramics to children at the Princeton Arts Council. Patricia received her bachelors degree in Anthropology from Michigan State University in 1994. [email protected]

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Kristy Drachman

TODDLER 1
Started teaching in the toddler room in 2012. She has obtained her Montessori Certification through the North American Montessori Center. She has been in the toddler environment since 2007 and has her associates degree in early childhood development. 
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Erin Thomson

TODDLER 2
Obtained her bachelors degree in Family Community Service and completed her AMI Infant toddler training in 2001. She has been with the school since 1995. Erin also is the coordinator for our Parent/Infant education program. 
 
 
 

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Archana Sardar

PRIMARY 1
She was raised in India and came to the United States of America in 1997. She received a BA in Journalism from Michigan State University. After working as a journalist for a few years, Archana discovered the joys of a Montessori classroom. She completed her AMS Montessori training in Illinois and her AMI training in Milwaukee. 
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Rachel Babcock

PRIMARY 2
Has been teaching in the P2 community since 2009 and has received her Bachelor of Science degree in Family Community Service with a concentration in young child development. She is AMI trained through The Montessori Training Center of St. Louis. 

 

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Patricia Murphy

PRIMARY 3
Started teaching in the Primary community in 2008, she received her AMS Primary training certification from the Princeton Center for Teacher Education in Princeton, New Jersey. Prior to her Montessori training, Patricia worked as the coordinator and instructor for an inner-city youth ceramics outreach program in Philadelphia, and taught ceramics to children at the Princeton Arts Council. Patricia received her bachelors degree in Anthropology from Michigan State University in 1994. 

 

Danielle Holland

LOWER ELEMENTARY (AGES 6-9)

Ms. Danielle received  her Bachelors in Elementary Education from Baker College. She is AMI trained through the Washington Montessori institute of Maryland. She earned her Masters in Education from Loyola University of Maryland. In her free time, she enjoys spending time in nature, camping, and cooking.

 

Ben Bellamy

LOWER ELEMENTARY (AGES 6-9)

Graduated from the College of Wooster with a Bachelors in Biology, minoring in Education. Since then he has been teaching for various environmental institutions such as the National Park Service, the Greater Cleveland Aquarium, and the Howell Nature Center leading interpretive programs and adventure excursions. He is now earning his AMI Montessori Certification from the Montessori Institute of Milwaukee. In his spare time he enjoys outdoor adventures and music with his family.  

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Christine Russell

UPPER ELEMENTARY (AGES 9 TO 12)
Started teaching the E2 classroom in 2009. She holds a bachelors degree in Art History from Michigan State University where she also has studied Landscape Architecture, Philosophy and Medieval History. In 2006 she earned her AMI diploma under the guidance of Dr. Jean Miller. She has also practiced and studied ballet for over 30 years and plays Mandolin. 

We always accept applications for Montessori teachers at all levels.  Interested candidates should email a resume and cover letter to Ms. Susie Hyatt at 

The Montessori Radmoor School is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, nationality or ethnic origin with regard to hiring, admission or in the administration of any of its programs.

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