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Esther Roecker is an Assistant Teacher Mary’s Toddler classroom. Esther has a BachelorCategories‘s degree from New York University and is currently working on her Master’s Degree in education with Brooklyn College.  Esther has over 10 years of educational experience in various venues. She is excited to join our faculty and learn more about Montessori.

Annabelle is an assistant teacher in Kerri’s toddler classroom. She also teaches our Friday Movement classes to our Lower Elementary and Children’s House students.   She graduated from The State University at Oneonta with a BFA in Art and Design with a Concentration in Graphic and Web Design. Annabelle has been a gymnastics coach at Stepping Star Gymnastics since 2018, where she enjoys working with children of all ages. She is Safesport certified and passionate about fitness. She spent her senior year in college volunteering with Project Lift at the  Division Street Elementary School, where she discovered her passion for working with children in a classroom setting. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking in the Adirondacks, drawing, and reading.

Mary is the head teacher in one of the toddler classrooms.

 

Daisy is an assistant in Kerri’s toddler classroom.

 

Ashley Fimbel is the assistant teacher in Lilli’s Children’s House classroom. In 2020, she obtained a BFA in Art Education from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. She worked for two years as an elementary art teacher in Northern Virginia before moving to New York State. Ashley worked at RiverRun Montessori in Niskayuna, NY as an assistant teacher in a Children’s House classroom. Ashley came to Malta Montessori in the fall of 2023. When she isn’t teaching, she spends her time making, selling, and tutoring art. Ashley lives in Albany with her husband and their two cats. 

Amy is the assistant in Jessica’s Children’s House classroom. Amy has many years of experience working with young children from infancy to school age.  She received an Associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of Arizona. Amy previously worked at a high-end local daycare for about 10 years.  She was in the classroom for 6 years then was promoted to Assistant Director for 4 years before she decided to stay home with her two youngest children. Teaching and working with children is her passion.  She truly enjoys watching the children flourish and grow throughout the school year. Amy has 4 children that keep her very busy and she enjoys being outdoors and spending time with family and friends.

Lilli Worden is currently a Children’s House head teacher. She is certified by the American Montessori Society in Early Childhood Education.  She completed her training at the West Side Montessori Teacher Education program.  Lilli holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from the University of Vermont. Prior to working at Malta Montessori, Lilli was a nanny and a homeschool teacher during the height of our Covid-19 pandemic. She also worked several years as a substitute teacher and volunteered as a Girl Scout leader. Lilli lives in Guilderland, NY with her husband, their cat, turtle, and dog. She enjoys being with her friends and family, hiking, and traveling.

Jessica is a head teacher in one of our Children’s House classrooms this year. Originally from Saratoga Springs, NY she earned her BA in English from the University at Albany. After several years as a children’s ski instructor in Steamboat Springs, CO, Jessica found a small Montessori school and fell in love with the philosophy. Jessica holds her AMS 3-6 Primary Certification from the Montessori Education Center of the Rockies in Boulder, CO. In 2016, after leading her own Children’s House classroom for 5 years in Boston MA, Jessica moved back to Saratoga Springs with her husband and 3-week-old son.  Both of Jessica’s children have attended Malta Montessori. At MMS Jessica has worked in Children’s House, Lower Elementary, as an assistant in a Toddler classroom, and now is back to her love of leading a Children’s house classroom. When not teaching she loves to practice yoga, cultivate her many home gardens, ski, and juggle play dates and travel with her family.

Jong Ryu is the assistant teacher in Kerry’s Children’s House classroom. She graduated from Korea National University of Education and has 2 bachelor’s degrees in elementary education and music education. She has been a head teacher for over 14 years at an elementary school and middle school in Korea and a pre-K assistant teacher in Clifton Park. She has 2 beautiful sons who both graduated from Montessori Kindergarten. Jong began focusing on early childhood education after raising them. She has lived in Korea, Germany, and the United States and has an understanding of many different cultures and hopes to share these things with others at Malta Montessori.

Kerri is the Head Teacher in one of our toddler classrooms. She grew up in Mechanicville and made her way back to the area after living in Syracuse, North Carolina, and Massachusetts.  Kerri graduated from Syracuse University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and spent a semester traveling abroad in Australia.  She worked at Cisco Systems for 15 years as a Systems Engineer and Project Manager.  In 2013, she found Malta Montessori and sent all three of her boys there.  She was offered a position as a Toddler Assistant Teacher in 2018 and fell in love with it!  She obtained her AMS Montessori Infant and Toddler certification from the Northeast Montessori Institute. She believes in and lives positive parenting and loves the Montessori philosophy.  Outside of the classroom, Kerri is passionate about traveling, being active outdoors (camping/hiking/swimming/exploring), reading, and spending time with her family who keep her very busy!


Where to Find Us

100 Saratoga Village Blvd.
Suite 34a
Malta, NY 12020

We are located in Malta Commons, on Rt. 67 at exit 12.



Where to Find Us

100 Saratoga Village Blvd.
Suite 34a
Malta, NY 12020

We are located in Malta Commons, on Rt. 67 at exit 12. From the traffic circle on route 67, take a left at the T and then a right into the parking lot. We are the first location on the corner and have a wooden fenced in playground out front.