Head of School B.A. in Psychology - UMass Amherst M.Ed. - Cambridge College Montessori Infant and Toddler credential from Northeast Montessori Institute.
Charmaine came to us in 2013 from the Boston Language Institute where she had been the office manager. She had previously worked in the financial sector, and in party planning. Her work experience was a perfect fit for the administrative assistant position here at our school. She has become the friendly face and information hub of Pioneer Valley Montessori School.
In her spare time you might find Charmaine in the kitchen. She is a talented baker and cake decorator and specializes in 3-D cakes. If you aren’t sure what a 3D cake is, ask Charmaine! We have been fortunate to be the recipient of Charmaine’s talents for treats on special occasions!
Carla thought she was ready for retirement, but soon realized she was just looking for the next chapter in her life. After 18 years of working with all levels of children, she decided to work her magic with our youngest in our toddler program. After a few years with our littlest ones she decided to make a change and has been owrking in the school office since 2018.
When not at school, Carla enjoys spending time with her family. She has three daughters and now also enjoys being a grandmother to her grandchildren. She has been known to play a few rounds of golf and also loves to get in the kitchen for some cooking.
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Information Technology Coordinator
Margaret O’Shaughnessy started out at PVMS as a part time after-school assistant in 2003. Margaret became the go-to problem solver for all things technical, and in 2014 decided to concentrate on Pioneer Valley Montessori School’s Information and Communication Technologies.
As a child, Margaret attended Montessori school in Pittsburgh through the 3rd grade. She recalls the first time she walked into PVMS; she felt that seeing the Montessori Materials was like visiting old friends. Margaret attributes her creative problem-solving skills and unwillingness to give up to her Montessori education. These two traits have served her well in her current position as ICT Coordinator.
Margaret and her husband welcomed a little boy into their family in 2015. They are excited to send their son through PVMS so he can benefit from the same kind of education and social development she experienced.