Primary Lead Guide
Diana is a mom, doula, and lover of the Montessori Method. She first started researching and implementing the methodology in 2015 when her son was born. Her family joined the DMS community in 2017 and has been a part of our school ever since. Diana loves how Montessori is tailored to each child individuals and how its nurtures a natural love of learning. Diana also strongly believes in teaching children confidence through autonomy and emotive language as used in the Montessori Method. Diana is bilingual and is excited to bring and integrative method of learning Spanish to the classroom as well.
Toddler Lead Guide
Primary Assistant Guide
While working in the public school system, Emily was introduced to the Montessori philosophy by Laura Tidmore. Emily loves the way the Montessori method addresses each child as an individual and promotes independence. She loves the energy and curiosity of children 18 months – 3 years old, and delights in watching them develop self-sufficiency.
Before graduating from Troy University, Emily moved back to the Dothan area to complete her teaching internship. She and her husband Brandon met shortly after her graduation and were married in 2014. They enjoy going to the lake with family and hanging out with friends. On most weekends in the fall, you can find them in Auburn cheering on the AU Tigers. Emily loves spending time with her family, Taco Tuesday, and going on an occasional bike ride.
Emily has always loved kids and has worked with them in many capacities. She has babysat, worked in a daycare, and taught Kindergarten and First Grade. She is ecstatic to continue what she loves here at DMS as an AMS certified Toddler Guide.