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 serves as Head of School of Seton Montessori School and Coordinator of the Half Day Preschool and Elementary 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 serves as Director of the Seton Summer Day Camp. Jennifer is also faculty lecturer for the Seton Montessori Institute. 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 beginning her current role as Head of School.
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 Professor 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.
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 over 30 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.
Carol Florez is Head Teacher in our All Day 2s and 3s class and also is co-coordinator for the Infant-Toddler Programs. She holds a B.S. in Psychology and an AMS Certificate in Infant-Toddler Education. She has been at Seton since 2009 and has a total of nine years of teaching experience working with infants, toddlers and kindergarteners. Carol enjoys “being able to witness the children’s great accomplishments as they develop – and their smiles.”
Ashley Panniero is the Admissions Coordinator at Seton and supports families through the admissions process, including initial inquiries, school tours and application processing. She also maintains student files and completes the state reporting. Ashley recently graduated with a Master of Education degree in School Counseling from DePaul University. She also holds a BS in Political Science from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. Ms. Ashley has been trained as a Montessori Paraprofessional.
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.
Mary Ann Araiza & Doreen Moody
Ms. Mary Ann and Ms. Doreen serve as the receptionists and administrative assistants for Seton and the Infant & Toddler Community.