Staff

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Johanna Madeley

Administrator and Founder

Johanna is currently on the accreditation team of CCMA. After ten years of service on the board of CAMT, she received one of its highest accolades, an honourary lifetime membership. She has been in the Montessori community for 34 years. More…
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Michael Madeley

Elementary Principal

Michael received his Masters Degree in Journalism from the University of Western Ontario. After years of professional writing, he decided working with and teaching children was something he wanted to explore. More…
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Anne McQueen

Casa Directress 2.5 – 6 years of age

Anne McQueen received her A.M.I. (Association Montessori Internationale) diploma in 1985. Prior to starting her teaching career with Maple Leaf in 1991, she was on the staff of Toronto Montessori Schools and Maria Montessori School. More…
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Cristina Pallotta

Casa Directress 2.5 – 6 years of age

Cristina Pallotta has her Bachelor of Arts degree in French from York University. With the unique perspective of having had her two daughters attend Maple Leaf Montessori. The education they received inspired her to take the training. More…
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Aubrey Schifman

2.5 – 6 years of age

Aubrey’s Montessori education began as a toddler at Bannockburn School. When Maple Leaf Montessori was founded she was one of its first students and attended until she graduated Upper Elementary. More…
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Laura Ulisse

2.5 – 6 years of age

Laura has experience working with children from ages 18 months all the way to 10 years old. Her responsibilities in the past have included running an after school program that accommodated over 50 children of all age groups. More…
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Leslie Susanna

Elementary Teacher (Grades 1-3)

Leslie Susanna has been with the Elementary division since 2000. She has taught in the lower elementary class during her time here. She previously taught casa and lower elementary at two other prestigious Montessori schools. More…
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Cordula Strunz

Elementary Teacher (Grades 4-6)

Cordula has been a dedicated Montessori professional for over 20 years. She completed her casa, lower and upper elementary teacher training at Toronto Montessori Institute, and holds a Bachelor of Arts in English. More…
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Wayne Meade

Music Teacher

Wayne is a Ontario certified teacher in good standing with the Ontario College of Teachers. He received his Bachelor of Music Education degree in 1992, and his Bachelor of Education degree in 1993. More…
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Ellie Atlaschi

French Teacher

Ellie Atlaschi has been our French teacher since 2002. Prior to coming to Maple Leaf Montessori, she taught for five years at the North York Montessori School. Before that.. More…
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Dolores Romano

Italian Teacher

Dolores Romano joined our teaching staff in 1994 as a Montessori Casa teaching assistant. She attributes her complete understanding of the value of observation, to that experience. More…
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Michael Guerra

Physical Education

Michael Guerra is one of the newest members of the Maple Leaf Montessori team. Michael has seventeen years experience in strength training, nutrition and physical fitness… More…
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Caterina Mazzaferro

Early Childhood Educator

Caterina is the ECE in our Casa 2 classroom with Anne & Laura. She is a registered Early Childhood Educator and graduate of the Humber College ECE program. More…
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Maria Futia

Early Childhood Educator

Maria is one of the newer members of our Maple Leaf Montessori School family. She is the Early Childhood Educator in our Casa 1 classroom with Cristina & Aubrey. More…