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The Montessori Director

The Montessori Director of the Greece Montessori School in Rochester, NY is a specially qualified person having intense training in observation of children and use of the Montessori teaching materials. Through his or her skilled observation of the child's sensitive stages of development, he or she guides the child and anticipates his or her needs. His/her task is to protect the child's right to work without intervening unnecessarily. The Director establishes a mutual regard between him/herself and the child.

Rosa Piccirillo
Executive Director

Rosa Piccirillo is the Executive Director of GMS.   She has been with the school since 1990, as a parent, and has served as an Executive Board Member.  Rosa worked for Preferred Care in the Medical Department. She also worked for Gannett Co. in the Treasury Department.

Rosa continues to believe that Montessori introduces children to the joy of learning, providing a framework in which intellectual and social discipline work together. Children learn to observe, think, judge and pursue individual interests at their own speed while acquiring a solid academic foundation.

Kim Robinson
Directress of Primary Class (3 - 6 year olds)

Kim Robinson has been at Greece Montessori School since 2000. Prior to starting at Greece Montessori, she was an assistant for 2 years in California. She then took the AMS Montessori training at the University of California, Irvine, and worked as a directress in a Montessori class in Rancho Palos Verdes, California for 3 years.

Mrs. Robinson has a B.A. in Business Communications from the University of Albany and also received her AMI teaching certificate from Nazareth College.

She am married with two children, who started in our toddler community. Her daughter and son graduated from the primary class.  Mrs. Robinson is a firm believer in the Montessori philosophy. It is amazing for her to see the potential of children when they are in an environment that allows them to be independent, grow, and learn at their own pace. Through this, they gain a great deal of self-confidence and discover the joy of learning!

Cheryl Goodwine
Directress of Toddler Community (18 months - 3 year olds)

Mrs. Goodwine earned her AMI certificate in May 2007 from the Montessori Training Center of Denver. She has been involved in the Greece Montessori Community since 2001 as a parent, board member and classroom assistant.

She is passionate about the Montessori philosophy and is dedicated to helping the child cultivate independence and a desire to learn. She takes pride in honoring the child's plea of, "help me to do it myself!"

Lauri Latta
Directress of Nido Community (6 weeks - 18 months)

End of year picnic
May 31st, 2024
It was a beautiful day for the end of year picnic! The children were excited to play in the yard with their friends and families. Thanks for a great year, everyone! READ MORE
The Garden Bed is Blossoming with Activity!
May 28th, 2024
Today one of our parent volunteers came in to help the children plant in our garden bed! Vegetables, flowers, and herbs were carefully planted and watered by children from all classes. This experience will enrich us all summer long as we tend to our plants and help them to take root and grow! READ MORE
Our first community fundraiser was a success!
May 25th, 2024
We broke (Panera) bread in the community and raised some dough for our school! We ended up raising around $225. It was great to see so many of our families participate bu either dining in, going through drive through, or ordering take out. Thanks for showing your support! READ MORE