OUR STAFF

Members of our staff are carefully selected, trained, and evaluated to ensure that they conform to the Mansfield Montessori philosophy of childcare. Each teacher must have the skills to meet the early education needs of children. Our teachers receive ongoing training to reinforce their childcare and early education skills. We also provide training for CPR and First Aide certification. We support the professional development of our staff. Every staff member is required to complete training goals during the first year of their employment. Each goal is directed to improve curriculum, social interaction, and health and safety.

Melissa Arnold

Executive Director

An Entrepreneur/Business owner for over 28 years with over 33 years in the child care industry. Ms. Arnold is Montessori Certified and holds a Master’s Degree in Professional Development. She is proud to share that all four of her children were raised in her preschools and two were educated by Ms. Liz and Ms. Mary (Montessori Select teachers at Mansfield Montessori at Walnut Creek) Melissa is a professional actress and holds an acting degree from KD Actors Conservatory of the Southwest. She enjoys exploring that creative side in her spare time as well as spending time with her family.

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Tiffany Reason

Director of Business/Operation

Tiffany Reason joined Mansfield Montessori at Walnut Creek staff in 2010 and quickly found that she loved being in a private school setting. Tiffany has an Associate Degree in Business Administration. She earned a two year certification in Early Childhood Education and has over nine years of childcare experience. She is the mother of two great little girls. She is an animal lover that spends her free time reading, enjoying a day at the park and skating with her children.

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April Brooks

Director of Education

April Brooks is passionate about making a difference at Mansfield Montessori at Walnut Creek as the Educational Director. She has over twelve years experience as a School Director and Educational Director in a licensed pre-school (eleven of those years working within this company). April is Montessori certified and has her CDA (Child Development Associate). She resides in Arlington, Texas with her husband Barry and their three beautiful children.

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Kelly Austin

Marketing Director

Ms. Kelly joined Mansfield Montessori at Walnut Creek in August 2012 after spending fourteen years managing and marketing in the medical field. She served as the lead infant teacher for two years before stepping into the position of Marketing Director. In her spare time, she loves to be outside gardening and spending time with her “pride and joy” teenage daughter, Morgan.

Alexandra Arnold

Assistant Director

Ms. Alexandra joined Mansfield Montessori after graduating from Texas Tech in May of 2017 with a Bachelor Degree in Management with a concentration in Entrepreneurship. Alex grew up, from infancy, attending this school and has always had a passion for children. She interned here for two summers before joining our team full time. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her friends and family. 

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Amber Jay

Montessori Teacher

Ms. Amber came to Mansfield Montessori at Walnut Creek with over four years experience in Pre-School. Ms Amber is Montessori certified. She moved to Texas from Colorado with her  husband Damian and her beautiful son, Kayden and daughter Kali. Ms. Amber completed her Montessori teaching certification in November 2012.

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Brooke Rutledge

Montessori Teacher

Brooke started her pre-school career at Mansfield Montessori at Walnut Creek  in 2012. She has worked with Special Needs children in the public school system and Government funded research programs dealing with Autism. She loves spending time with her family and cherishes time spent with Chris and her daughter, Summer Olivia. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, painting, and listening to music.

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Kathy Young

Montessori Teacher

Ms. Kathy is known for her bright smile, fashion sense, and great desire to love and educate children. With over 13 cumulative years teaching at this school, she truly brightens the classroom. She is Montessori certified and strives to have a classroom that full of creativity! Ms. Kathy resides in Mansfield with her husband, David. The two have been married for over 20 years!

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Liz Jabalera

Montessori Teacher

Ms. Liz began her career with Melissa Arnold at Mansfield Montessori at Walnut Creek in 1985. She proudly has over 25 years experience educating preschool children and teaching private Kindergarten and 1st grade. Ms. Liz holds a Bachelors degree and received her Montessori teaching certificate from Southwestern Montessori Training Center Inc. on March 1, 2000. She lives in Mansfield and is the proud mother of three children.

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Tasha Pruitt

Montessori Teacher

Ms Tasha has taught pre-school for over 14 years. Ms. Tasha is Montessori Certified. She loves to shop and spend time with her family. She has two beautiful daughters.

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Allison Sanchez

Infant Teacher

Ms. Allison has a love for Infants and toddlers and has been guiding and teaching them at this location for over twelve years. Teaching new songs, new words, colors, shapes and reading stories are what keeps this class so enhanced and fun. When Ms. Allison isn’t teaching Toddlers she may be found spending time with her husband of over twenty years!

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Barbara Tepfer

Teacher

Ms. Barbara has dedicated her career to teaching Pre-school children. She joins the academy with over twelve years of experience. She has two sons and two grand children. She loves spending time with them! In her spare time she loves to take the grand children to the park and play! Her hobbies are fishing and swimming in the lake.

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Brittany Cannon

Teacher

Ms. Brittany joins Mansfield Montessori at Walnut Creek with a loving spirit in hopes to touch the lives and make a difference with the children in her classroom. In her spare time you can find her Singing, dancing, or playing basketball

Pamela Motley

Montessori Teacher

Ms. Pamela  joins Mansfield Montessori at Walnut Creek with ten years of pre-school experience. Ms. Pamela is Montessori certified. She has three children. Ms. Pamela loves reading and spending time with her family.

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LaQueisha Miller

Teacher

Ms. LaQuiesha joins Mansfield Montessori at Walnut Creek with over five years of pre-school experience. She is a college student and in her spare time she loves to cook and bake!

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Lisa Louangviset

Teacher

Ms. Lisa joins Mansfield Montessori at Walnut Creek with over three years of pre-school experience. She loves to bake, swim, read and most of all spend time with her dog.

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Lolly Guerrero

Teacher

Ms. Lolly joined Mansfield Montessori at Walnut Creek with over three years of experience in pre-school. In her spare time she loves reading, doing crafts and spending time with her four grandchildren. Ms. Lolly has a love and passion for butterflies!

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Martha Flores

Teacher

Ms Martha loves children and joins our staff with over five years of pre-school experience. In her spare time she likes to design shirts, listen to music, shop and spend time with her sweet dog, Princess.

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Felicia Hicks

Teacher

Ms. Felicia joins Mansfield Montessori with over three years of experience working with special needs children. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and fun crafts such as making tutus, bows, and wood art. 

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Chantel Evans

Teacher

Ms. Chantel has a love for children and has over two years of experience working with children in a pre-school setting. She loves to read and spend time with her sweet son. 

Mary Robertson

Teacher

Ms. Mary has been in pre-school for fifteen years. She has a blended family that consists of 5 children and 5 grandchildren. She also plays four instruments! When Mary isn’t teaching she may be found spending time with family and friends. She also enjoys watching football and cooking. 

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Elsa Palma

Food Administration

Ms. Elsa is is responsible for all food preparation and housekeeping maintenance. She is originally from El Salvador and has a great love for children and people in general. She has been at this location for over five years.