Ms. Christina Miller, HEAD OF SCHOOL

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Ms. Christina Miller, HEAD OF SCHOOL

  • Founder/Owner of Millhopper Montessori School since 1977
  • B.A., Elementary Education, University of Florida
  • M.A. Ed., Curriculum Design, Antioch University
  • National Administrator Credential
  • Montessori Association of Florida Certification, Early Childhood
  • American Montessori Society Certification, Ages 6-9
  • American Montessori Society Certification, Ages 9-12
  • Department of Children and Families Directors Credential
  • Contributing writer of education articles for Gainesville TodayNeighbors, and Giggle magazines
  • CPR and First Aid Certified
  • Hobbies: Traveling the world and boating Florida waterways
  • MMS Affiliation since 1977
Ms. Auri McKnight-Hollinger, ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

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Ms. Auri McKnight-Hollinger, ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

  • B.A. English Education, Florida A & M University
  • M.S. Ed. Educational Leadership, Nova Southeastern University
  • National Administrator's Credential
  • Department of Children and Families Directors Credential
  • Florida State Certification – Pre-K-3 & K-6, English 6-12, Educational Leadership
  • MACTE Montessori Certification – Primary 3-6
  • Certified Clinical Supervisor for Educators/Interns
  • Former Principal of Magnolia Montessori Academy- Lakeland, FL
  • CPR and First Aid Certified
  • Hobbies: Reading, spending time with family, baking and going to theme parks
  • Parent of four Millhopper Montessori students
  • MMS Affiliation since 2017
Ms. Amilda Clark, DIRECTOR OF ADMISSIONS AND ASSISTANT ADMINISTRATOR

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Ms. Amilda Clark, DIRECTOR OF ADMISSIONS AND ASSISTANT ADMINISTRATOR

  • Working towards B.A. in Business Administration – Management Specialization, Saint Leo University
  • National Administrator's Credential
  • Department of Children and Families Director's Credential
  • North American Montessori Center Certification, ages 3-6
  • CPR and First Aid Certified
  • Hobbies: Family activities, kayaking, fishing, cooking, camping
  • Parent of a Millhopper Montessori alumni
  • MMS Affiliation since 1993
Ms. Lindsay DiBernardo, ASSISTANT CURRICULUM COORDINATOR

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Ms. Lindsay DiBernardo, ASSISTANT CURRICULUM COORDINATOR

  • B.A. History and Education
  • M.S. Education
  • AMS Certification Elementary I 6-9
  • M.S. Ed TESOL
  • Former Director of Oak Hall Middle School
  • Former Curriculum Coordinator at Purnell School
  • Former Wyoming Valley Montessori School Elementary Teacher
  • Certification, NYS Social Studies 7-12
  • TESOL Certification
  • Hobbies: Family time, pets, reading, movies, sports, travel
  • MMS Affiliation since 2019
Ms. Donna Bernal, ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

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Ms. Donna Bernal, ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

  • CPR and First Aid Certified
  • Hobbies: Reading and cooking
  • Parent of two Millhopper Montessori alumni
  • MMS Affiliation since 2001
Ms. Geetha Thoguluva, BOOKKEEPER

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Ms. Geetha Thoguluva, BOOKKEEPER

  • B.A. General Accounting, University of Central Florida
  • A.A. Business Administration
  • CRP and First Aid Certified
  • Hobbies: Gardening, sewing, reading books
  • Grandmother of a Millhopper Montessori student
  • MMS Affiliation since 2015
Ms. Kristen Farrell, COMMUNICATIONS AND MARKETING MANAGER

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Ms. Kristen Farrell, COMMUNICATIONS AND MARKETING MANAGER

  • B.A., Visual Art Studies and Photography, Art History Minor, University of Florida
  • Freelance Graphic Designer
  • Board of Directors member and Past President (2017), Girls Place, Inc.
  • CPR and First Aid Certified
  • Hobbies: Cooking and baking, jogging, music, spending time with family
  • Parent of a Millhopper Montessori student
  • MMS Affiliation since 2015