Meet Our Expert Faculty

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    Mrs. Hanne Gottschalk, MA , is CountrySide Montessori School’s  AMI Directrss. Mrs. Gottschalk, a native of Germany,  has over 40 years of experience as an educator for young children, serving children and families  in many different capacities, at local, state, and national levels. Mrs. Hanne   lives in Dacula with her husband, Bill, and their English Springer Chrissie. All of their four children are grown, and have families of their own. Ms. Hanne and Mr. Bill have 7 lovely grandchildren! (More info about Ms. Hanne and Mr. Bill  on the section”About Us.”)

    Ms. Vivian Navarro, is CountrySide’s Spanish Teacher, and she  is one of our two Montessori Assistants. Mrs. Navarro  has a Bachelor’s Degree  in Spanish Literature and Art. Mrs. Navarro and her former husband have 3  daughters who attended Montessori schools. A native of Colombia, South America, Mrs. Navarro has over ten years of experience in the Montessori classroom environment. Mrs. Navarro has been our Spanish Teacher and Ms. Hanne’s assistant for over  6 years. Mrs. Navarro also gives private Spanish lessons.

    Mrs. Victoria Reszel has been our assistant since early 2015. Ms. Victoria is married and has 2 children with her husband Don. Ms. Victoria is a native of Thailand, where she received her BA in the Hospitality Industry. Ms. Victoria has  volunteered extensively at church and at her children’s schools. She enjoys cooking, traveling, and yoga.


     “Free the child’s potential, and you will transform him into the world.”
    Dr. Maria Montessori

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