Lead Montessori Teacher ::
Nicole Johnson – njohnson@mdpsc.org


  • This is my 7th year at MDS. I taught public school for 11 years
  • I have a B.A. in Elementary Education and I have ages 6 – 9 Montessori Certification from North American Montessori Certified (NAMC). I am currently enrolled in ages 6 – 12 MACTE accredited certification program through Prepared Montessorian.
  • My favorite subject to teach is math or science.

Montessori Intern ::
Maxwell Averill :: maverill@mdpsc.org


  • I have been at MDS for 3 years.
  • I have a Bachelors of Arts, Major in Psychology, Double Minor in Administration and Marketing. I am an Intern working on the AZ Montessori Teachers Education Program (AMTEP Certificate) and American Montessori Society (AMS) Certificate – Junior Elementary.