Administration & Staff

Our outstanding faculty and our exceptional families are supported by a group of dedicated administrators.

Anna P. Perry

Anna Perry is the Executive Director of the Seton Montessori Institute and School, overseeing the preschool, elementary, parent, and summer camp programs of both Lab Schools. She also serves as an administrator and lecturer with the Seton Montessori Institute teacher education program. She regularly speaks on Montessori school administration, language development, and the Montessori philosophy as well as other topics. Her prior experience includes several years of teaching children ages 3 to 6 at Seton Montessori School and at West Side Montessori School in New York, NY. She is a frequent speaker and author on topics as diverse as environment preparation, parent counseling, and camp administration.  Ms. Anna has lectured extensively around the United States and internationally in countries such as China, Russia, Brazil, Mexico, France, Italy, Slovenia, and the United Kingdom.  She is fluent in Spanish, Portuguese, and French.

Anna holds AMS certifications in Early Childhood Education and in Montessori School Administration. She received a B.A. in psychology from Tufts University in Medford, MA, an Ed.M. in Administration, Planning, and Social Policy from the Harvard University Graduate School of Education in Cambridge, MA, and Continuing Education in Child Development from the Erikson Institute in Chicago, IL.

Jennifer Nolan

Jennifer Nolan serves as Head of School of Seton Montessori School and Coordinator of the Half Day Preschool Program. Her duties include supervising faculty and staff, working with parents and children, and supporting the work of the Seton Montessori Institute teacher education program. Jennifer is an expert in Montessori education, with special insight into family counseling, practical life curricula, and supporting children with special needs. In addition, she is a faculty lecturer and Administrator Program Coordinator for the Seton Montessori Institute and has presented at a number of local, national and international conferences. Holding an AMS credential in Early Childhood Education and Administration and a Journalism Degree from the University of Missouri Columbia, Jennifer was head teacher in an Early Childhood classroom for several years prior to assuming her current role as Head of School.

Eva Parrucci

Ms. Eva is the Director of Academics for the Seton Montessori Institute Teacher Education program. For the past 15 years, she has taught in that school’s parent-infant programs, and for many years she has served as a Visiting EvaProfessor and Student Advisor at DePaul University School for New Learning. She also serves as the Director of Academics for the Seton Montessori Institute teacher education program. Her past experience includes five years as the Administrator for Rogers Park Montessori School and ten years as a teacher and coordinator at SEARCH Development Center.

Ms. Eva holds AMS credentials in Infant &Toddler Education, Early Childhood Education, and Montessori School Administration. She received a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education & Therapy from DePaul University in Chicago, IL, a Master of Arts degree in Family & Community Counseling from Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago, IL, and a Certificate of Business Administration in Non-Profit Management from the University of Illinois in Chicago.

Suzanne Buntrock

Sue Buntrock is the Coordinator of the Seton Montessori Preschool Program and also serves as a head teacher in the preschool’s All Day Program. For 38 years, Seton’s children have benefited from Ms. Sue’s expertise in child development and the Montessori approach. Prior to Seton, Ms. Sue taught at a private school for severely handicapped children. She holds an AMS credential in Early Childhood Education and a B.A. in Applied Behavioral Sciences from George Williams College in Downers Grove, IL.

 

Elena Pappas Bordoshuk

Elena Pappas Bordoshuk is the Admissions Coordinator at Seton Montessori School.  She supports families through the admissions process, Elenaincluding initial inquiries, school tours, and application processing. She also maintains student files and completes state reporting.  Elena earned her B.A. in Applied Behavioral Science and her Master’s degree in Psychology.  She holds her AMS credential in Early Childhood and has over ten years of experience teaching in the Montessori classroom.  Elena also enjoys working with adult learners and serves as an adjunct instructor at Eastern Illinois University.  Elena’s daughter is a student in Seton’s Infant-Toddler Community.

Liz Celistan

Liz Celistan is Accounts Coordinator for Seton Montessori Institute and School. Her responsibilities include supporting the work of the Admissions Coordinator, liaising with families and adult learners on their accounts and records, and managing the school’s accounts payable. Ms. Liz has a BA in Communications from Clark Atlanta University, has received training as a Montessori Paraprofessional, and has completed several additional administration and legal courses.

Marcia Zaremba

Marcia Zaremba is the friendly face and voice of morning reception at Seton. Previously working at FedEx as an administrative assistant, Marcia is beginning her third year at Seton. She and her husband Jeff live in Downers Grove and have three adult daughters and three grandchildren, including their first granddaughter who was born last week. In her free time, Marcia loves to re-purpose furniture, paint and take on other DIY projects. Marcia says she loves all the friendly greetings she receives from the children each day!
 

Doreen Moody

Doreen Moody is presently the afternoon Receptionist after being with Seton for twenty-one years, many of which were spent in the classroom as an Assistant. She has been married to her husband Curt for 34 years, and they have one a grown son who, along with his wife, just welcomed Doreen and Curt’s first grandchild. Doreen has her Paraprofessional Training from Seton Montessori Institute. She enjoys gardening, “trying her hand at” crafts, and loves to travel. Doreen enjoys working with children because of how honest they are, to see how they progress in maturity and intelligence, as well as to imagine who they might blossom into–what might the future have in store for them?

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