Meet the Faculty

“To stimulate life, leaving it free, however, to unfold itself, that is the first duty of the educator.”

-Maria Montessori

The Taylor School faculty is made up of experienced, creative,  professional educators whose cumulative training, wisdom, skills and credentials are above and beyond any early childhood standards. Certifications through the ECE and the American Montessori Society are just the beginning. Ongoing training and professional development are amongst  the  highest priorities for TTS teachers as we pursue current best practices, research, techniques, innovation and personal growth.  This is in keeping with our commitment to fostering the joys and rewards of lifelong learning.

Marni Kaplan-Earle, M.Ed.
Teaching Head of School

Marni Teaching a Preschool Class

Ms. Marni holds a primary credential through the American Montessori Society  and a Master’s degree specializing in Art Integration, Montessori and Alternative Early Education. In addition to creating a very special place for children and families to grow and learn, her favorite activities include travel, swimming, paddling her kayak with Zeke The Dog on the bow, reading, cooking, and spending time in nature with her family.

 

ANju Ramakrishnan, MBA
Education Director

Anju Teaching Preschool Student

Ms. Anju is a seasoned educator and administrator. She came to her practice as a Montessori teacher via her MBA, specifically in human resources, and her investment in the human aspect of interactions and administration lead her from training to education and eventually to the root of our best learning period, early childhood. She is EEC Lead Teacher Preschool Certified and has been AMS Certified, Primary Credential following the rigorous and comprehensive training through NEMTEC. She continues to invest in lifelong learning through college courses, continuing education opportunities and constant personal enrichment. Anju is a voracious reader, a master of all things culinary and a parent to two.