The Montessori School of Pensacola

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Administrative Support Staff

Irene Bolen
Administrative Assistant – 12th Avenue.
Irene worked for the Montessori School from 1994-1998 and returned in 2008. She has a BS in Elementary Education and an AMS Early Childhood certificate. She has been working with children since 1981 and helped open Montessori World in Mobile, AL. Her daughter graduated from MSP.  Irene’s long-term goals include extensive traveling with her daughter.

Ellen Kellar
Administrative Assistant – Montessori Drive Business Office.
Ellen has been with the school since 2002. She taught pre-school for ten years prior to returning to school to work on a business degree. She enjoys traveling and spending time with her husband, grandchildren and her dog, Dixie. She has two granddaughters who are graduates of MSP.

Wanda Nelson
Business Manager.
She has been with MSP since 2003 and has a BS degree in Systems Science/Business from UWF. She enjoys watching soccer, tennis and British comedies. She has 8 “babies” (cats) and loves to spoil her grand nieces and nephew.

Lauren Southern-Godwin
Public Relations Coordinator- 12th Ave. and Mont. Drive.
She has a BS Degree from Boston University in TV/Film and Education. Lauren began working with children in junior high school, when she started teaching art at summer camps. She also worked in children’s television for PBS and the BBC in London. She has volunteered as director of children’s activities for festivals in Pensacola and on the Suwannee River. She also serves on the board of directors for Ever-man Natural Food Co-op. Lauren has a stepson who attends MSP and a toddler daughter.