About Us

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BOUT US

Four Seasons Montessori School was established out of a love and appreciation for the Montessori philosophy and the positive impact it makes on children both as individuals and as part of our community.  As parents, both Annette and Joye were introduced to the Montessori philosophy as they sought out a better learning environment that they felt would meet the needs of their own children. Annette was impressed with the breadth of Montessori education her children were receiving to the point that she decided to pursue an education and career in Montessori.

Annette and Joye are now prepared to begin a new journey together in which they can share their passion for children, their love of life, and their commitment to education with others through the establishment of Four Seasons Montessori School LLC.

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FACULTY & STAFF

Primary Guide

Annette Coffee, principle owner, will draw upon specialized education and experience to manage the overall operations and direction of the business to ensure its future success. Mrs. Coffee has earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and a Master’s Degree in Education with an emphasis in Montessori Education at the Primary Level. Mrs. Coffee received her Association Montessori Internationale diploma for the primary Education from AMI and her MBA in Montessori Education from Loyola University in Maryland. Mrs. Coffee has worked with young children, having four of her own, for the past 13 years. 

Office Manager

Joye Woodruff, co-owner, comes into this new venture of Four Seasons Montessori L.L.C. with a lot of business experience. Mrs. Woodruff has been in a previous partnership of a Montessori School, Chattahoochee Kids in Roswell, Georgia. Mrs. Woodruff has been an owner of an electronics company and an interior design firm which has given her years of experience in marketing, setting up, and running the day to day business operations. Mrs. Woodruff has been involved with children and in many activities for children for many years, having four of her own.

Four Seasons Montessori School was established out of a love and appreciation for the Montessori philosophy and the positive impact it makes on children both as individuals and as part of our community.  As parents, both Annette and Joye were introduced to the Montessori philosophy as they sought out a better learning environment that they felt would meet the needs of their own children. Annette was impressed with the breadth of Montessori education her children were receiving to the point that she decided to pursue an education and career in Montessori.

Annette and Joye began a new journey together in which they can share their passion for children, their love of life, and their commitment to education with others through the establishment of Four Seasons Montessori School.

FACULTY & STAFF

Annette Coffee, Co-Founder and Head of School,  Holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and a Master’s Degree in Education with an emphasis in Montessori Education at the Primary Level. She received her Association Montessori Internationale diploma for Primary Education from AMI in 2008. She has worked with children, having four of her own, for over 15 years. She enjoys gardening, reading, exploring the outdoors and spending time with her family.

Joye Woodruff, Co-Founder, brings significant business experience with previous work as an interior designer; owner of an interior design firm; owner of an electronics company; prior owner of a Montessori School. She has been involved with children and in many activities for children for many years, having four of her own as well as fourteen grandchildren.

Sandy Howe, Office Administrator, has a Bachelor's degree in Financial Services from San Diego State University. She has worked with children, in several different capacities, for more than 20 years. She has four of her own children. She enjoys helping people, singing, reading, gardening and spending time with her family.

Andrea (Andi) Malone, Primary Guide, has a Bachelor's degree in Philosophy from University of North Texas. She holds an Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) diploma for 3 to 6. She has worked with children for over 6 years. She enjoys gardening, reading and exploring new environments with her dog.

Ayla Johnson, Assistant in Primary Room. She loves to travel, go the movies and spend time with her family. On a sunny day, she can be found fishing when not at the school.

Marcela Zelico, Toddler Guide, has worked with children for over 26 years. She was born in Argentina and grew up in South Florida. She holds an Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) diploma for 3 to 6 and an American Montessori Society (AMS) credential for 0 to 3. She enjoys spending time with friends and family, going to the movies and scrapbooking.

Jennifer Sherman, Assistant in Toddler Room. Jennifer has worked with children for 6 years. She has three children. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, fishing and scrapbooking. She has worked in a Montessori environment since 2013.