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3-6 Classes

Jennifer Austin
Head Teacher - 3-6 East classroom.
She has been with MSP since 2002. She is 3-6 AMS Certified and graduated from UWF with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, a minor in Sociology and Social Welfare, and a Master’s in Primary Education. She has a son who attends MSP.

Gaylene Brotherton
Early Childhood Level Coordinator / Head Teacher- 3-6 West classroom.
She has been with MSP since 1989. She is married and has two girls who attended MSP. She is AMS Certified in 3-6 and Infant/Toddler. She loves to paint, create, read and bask in the sun.

Janie Forgione
Teacher – 3-6 West classroom.
She has been with MSP since 1995. She is 3-6 Montessori teacher certified.  She is married and has two children. Her daughter and son attended MSP.  She enjoys taking pictures and making jewelry. She is a native of Pensacola.

Sonja Johnson
Teacher – 3-6 West classroom.
She has been with MSP since 2001. She grew up in Germany and received her Early Childhood Degree in 1977. She graduated from the Academy of Social Pedagogies. She is 3-6 Montessori teacher certified. She is married and has a son and a daughter. Her hobbies include cooking, aerobics, Tae Bo and entertaining guests.

Rena Lautzenheiser
Teacher – 3-6 East classroom.
Rena has taught at MSP since 1995. She is AMS-certified in 3-6 and Elementary I and II and is a Florida-certified educator in Prekindergarten/Primary Education, Elementary Education, and Mathematics (Grades 5-9). Both of Rena’s children graduated from MSP. Rena is a lifelong learner who enjoys spending time with her family, outdoor activities, and reading. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Land Surveying and spends her summers land surveying in Montana.

Pam Meharg
Head Teacher – 3-6 Montessori Drive.
She has been at MSP since 1994. She is married and has two children who are both former MSP students. She is AMS Infant/Toddler and 3-6 certified. This is a second career for her. She was formerly a photographer and has always enjoyed working with young children and looks forward to each new school year. She enjoys reading, gardening and cooking.

Sophie Sassine Rose
Teacher- 3-6 Montessori Drive. 
She has been at MSP since 2005 and worked with children since 2002.  She is 3-6 Montessori teacher certified and is currently pursuing her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education.  Sophie has taken 6-9 Montessori training.

Cheryl Vann
Teacher – 3-6 Montessori Drive. 
She has been with MSP since 2006.  She has been working with children and families for over 15 years.  One of her boys attend MSP now and two have graduated.