The Faculty

Nanette Glencer is the administrator of Oak Trails Montessori School located in Ann Arbor, MI. Nanette is a certified Montessori teacher for ages three through six, and she has her MEd. in Montessori elementary education from Endicott University. Nanette was the first Montessori teacher in the country to become a National Board Certified Teacher/Early Childhood Generalist. Nanette also graduated from Walsh College with a Master’s Degree in Finance.

Nanette has presented at local, state, and national early childhood conferences, and she is a frequent lecturer on Montessori at local colleges and universities. Nanette writes a bi-monthly article for My Urban Toddler and she teaches parenting classses. Her two children are graduates of Oak Trails School.

Heidi Knab is a Montessori trained teacher for ages 3-6. She has a degree in social work, and she has worked at Oak Trails for nine years. She lived in Mexico, and she is fluent in Spanish. Spanish is taught and encompasses the culture and histories of the countries where Spanish is spoken. Spanish is used daily with the children, and the children learn conversational phrases and sentences.

All staff has American Red Cross Emergency First Aid and CPR certification, and staff completes 12 hours of professional development each year.


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