School Director ::
Theresa Averill –


  • I have been at MDS for 15 years and have been in Montessori education for more than 30 years.
  • I hold an American Montessori Society (AMS) Primary Certificate, and an Early Childhood degree.
  • This is the moment a child begins to experience the world and all its sensory glory. Children are our biggest blessings in the world but we must remember that a child is his own spirit and person. – Dr. Maria Montessori

Administrative Assistant ::
Renee Immel –


  • I have been at MDS for 4 years.
  • I have a B.F.A. in Art.
  • I have been fortunate to have used my art and project management background at The Phoenix Zoo, AZ Historical Society, Desert Botanical Garden and MDS.