OUR STAFF

We carefully select, train, and evaluate our staff to ensure 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 and attend personalized monthly training. 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, Ms Kathy and Ms. Allison (all who current teachers at Mansfield Montessori at Walnut Creek) Melissa is a professional actress and holds an acting degree from KD Actors Conservatory of the Southwest as well as a Yoga certified teacher through the Chopra Center. 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 eleven years of pre-school teaching and administration experience. She is a licensed director and complies with all director qualifications set forth by the state of Texas. She is the mother of two amazing daughters. She is an animal lover that spends her free time reading, enjoying a day at the park and skating with her children.

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 sixteen years experience as a School Director and Educational Director in a licensed pre-school (twelve of those years working within this company). April is Montessori certified and has her CDA (Child Development Associate). She is a licensed director and complies with all director qualifications set forth by the state of Texas. She resides in Arlington, Texas with her husband Barry and their three beautiful children.

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Kelly Austin

Marketing Director

Kelly Austin 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. Ms. Kelly is an animal lover and loves spoiling her dog, Roo. In her spare time, she loves to read, and spend time with her “pride and joy” 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 Montessori school and has always had a passion for children.  Alexandra completed her Montessori teaching certification through American Montessori Society in May of 2019. She is completing a Masters degree in Teaching at Dallas Baptist .University.  Alex is recently engaged and busy making wedding plans for November 2020. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her friends and family. 

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Liz Jabalera

Montessori Teacher

Ms. Liz began her career with Melissa Arnold 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 is bilingual and is passionate about teaching Spanish in the classroom as well as teaching her private Spanish classes.  Her three children and grandson are her pride and joy!

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 a Montessori certified teacher and strives to have a classroom that is full of creativity! Ms. Kathy resides in Mansfield with her husband, David. The two have been married for over 20 years!

Tasha Pruitt

Montessori Teacher

Ms. Tasha has taught preschool for over sixteen years. Ms. Tasha is a Montessori Certified teacher.  She is certified to teach children ages two and a half to six years of age. 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 caring for and teaching infants she may be found spending time with her husband of over twenty years!

Barbara Tepfer

Montessori Teacher

Ms. Barbara has dedicated her career to teaching Preschool children. She joins Mansfield Montessori with over twelve years of experience. Ms. Barbara is a Montessori certified teacher. She is certified to teach children ages two and a half to six years of age. 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.

Brittany Cannon

Montessori 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. Ms. Brittany is a Montessori certified teacher. She is certified to teach children ages two and a half to six years of age. 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 preschool experience. Ms. Pamela is a Montessori certified teacher. She is certified to teach children ages two and a half to six years of age. She has three beautiful children. In her spare time, Ms. Pamela loves reading and spending time with her family.

LaQuiesha Miller

Teacher

Ms. LaQuiesha joins Mansfield Montessori at Walnut Creek with over six years of pre-school experience. She just graduated from Tarleton State University December of 2017 with a BS in Psychology. In her spare time she loves spending time with her new baby daughter and cooking and baking!

Chantel Evans

Montessori Teacher

Ms. Chantel has a love for children and has over four years of experience working with children in a preschool setting. Ms. Chantel has completed her Montessori teaching certification. She loves to read and spend time with her five year old son and baby daughter. 

Mary Robertson

Montessori Teacher

Ms. Mary has been in pre-school for seventeen years. Mary has taught in a Montessori school for a total of 7 years. She has a blended family that consists of 5 children and 5 grandchildren. She also plays four instruments! Mary has completed her Infant and Toddlers Montessori Certification through the North American Montessori Center. When Mary isn’t teaching she may be found spending time with family and friends. She also enjoys watching football and cooking. 

Belinda Moseley

Montessori Teacher

Ms. Belinda joins our school with over fifteen years of preschool experience.  Ms. Belinda is a Montessori certified teacher.  She has three children and three grandchildren. She enjoys spending quality time with her grandchildren. In her free time, she enjoys shopping.  

Nekura Hartley

Montessori Teacher

Ms. Nekura joins our school with over seven years of preschool experience. She is a Montessori certified teacher. In her free time, she loves to cook and she enjoys arts and crafts. She has one daughter and she loves watching the latest movies.

Donna Stoller

Teacher

Ms. Donna joins Mansfield Montessori at Walnut Creek with over a year of preschool experience. Ms. Donna is the Director over Food Service Operations.  She has three children and loves spending time with her family. In her spare time, she loves to bake and her favorite travel destination is the beach.

Sharla Madison

Montessori Teacher

Ms. Sharla joins our school with over seven years of preschool experience. She is a Montessori certified teacher.  She has four children and loves spending time with her family. During her free time, she enjoys singing and crafting.  

Allison Quirk

Teacher

Ms. Alli joins Mansfield Montessori at Walnut Creek with over five years of preschool experience. She is Montessori certified. She loves to read and encourages children to do the same.  She has a son and her favorite thing to do is spend time with her family.

Emily  Keeler 

Teacher

Ms. Emily  has volunteered with children since 2009. She is currently working on her Montessori teaching certification and loves music and art.  Her favorite thing to do is read music and sing. With any spare time that she has, she loves spending it with her family. One of her family highlights is playing tricks on each other.

Patti Nevius

Teacher

Ms. Patti joins our school with two years of preschool experience. In her free time, she enjoys gardening and riding her bike. Ms Patti has three children and two grandchildren. Her favorite thing to do is spend time with her family. 

Brittny Hammond

Teacher

Ms. Brittny joined the Mansfield Montessori at Walnut Creek team on August 2, 2019.  She has over three years experience in teaching preschool. She loves to cook and bake in her spare time.

Rebecca Arrington

Teacher

Ms. Rebecca joins Mansfield Montessori with seven years of Montessori experience. She is currently completing her Montessori certification to teach and enjoys cooking, baking, reading and crafting. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her son, Max, her husband and family.  

Stacy Smith

Teacher

Ms. Stacy joins our school with two years of preschool experience. She enjoys skating, reading and anything that brings fun. She has four children of her own and her favorite thing to do is spend time with them. She also enjoys going to the movies. 

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 with our school for over nine years!