The Faculty

 

Heidi Knab is Head Teacher and Administrator. She is a Montessori trained teacher for ages 3-6, and she has a degree in social work from Eastern Michigan University. Heidi has worked at Oak Trails since 2007 and co-taught in the classroom since 2013. She lived in Mexico and teaches Spanish which 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. Heidi is also an herbalist and organic gardener. She has developed the outdoor gardens and does nature walks with the children.

Nanette Glencer is the assistant administrator. 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. She semi-retired in June 2017 and remains active with the school doing the finances and record keeping. Nanette has presented at local, state, and national early childhood conferences, and she is a frequent lecturer on Montessori at local colleges and universities. Her two children are graduates of Oak Trails School.

All staff has American Red Cross Emergency First Aid and CPR certification, and staff completes 16 hours of professional development each year.


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