Faculty & Staff

Characteristics of Professional Excellence

West Side Montessori Teachers demonstrate consistent commitment to Montessori philosophy and practice.

They create a responsive learning community where families feel welcomed and valued.
Teachers foster independence, while encouraging the development of the whole person.

They recognize each child’s unique talents and interests, inspiring students to discover their best selves.

Directors' Circle

List of 6 members.

  • Photo of Jennifer Schoepf

    Jennifer Schoepf 

    Head of School
  • Photo of Kathy Heckert

    Kathy Heckert 

    Director of Early Childhood Education
  • Photo of Morgan Aviña

    Morgan AviƱa 

    Director of Elementary & MS Education
  • Photo of Glenda Garrison

    Glenda Garrison 

    Development Director
  • Photo of Dawn Westley

    Dawn Westley 

    Director of Business Operations
  • Photo of Megan Plesea

    Megan Plesea 

    Director of Enrollment & Community Engagement
West Side Montessori is an independent, accredited Montessori school educating children 13 months through 8th grade (preschool, kindergarten, elementary school, and middle school). We are one of the leading private schools in Toledo and the nation.

WSM does not discriminate on the basis of ethnic origin, race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, or disability in the administration of its admission policy, educational policy, or any school-administered program.