Barbara Cooper (Ms. Barb) is the lead-teacher and director of the school. She received her Montessori certification with Age of Montessori in Bozeman, Montana in 2015. She has an associates degree in elementary education, which she obtained in Brussels. Barbara is a Belgian national, speaks fluent Dutch, German and French. She grew up in an environment of modern art painting, played theater and was a member of a traveling puppetry show before she moved to Germany where she lived for 16 years before coming to Matamoras, PA. With her husband (who is part owner of the school) and her 3 daughters, Barbara could not have made her dream come true.
Nicole Annunziata (Ms. Nicole) is the assistant teacher at Kinderhaus Montessori. Nicole grew up in Dingmans Ferry, PA and now lives in Milford, with her husband Chris and two cats Carlton and Penny. She went to school for early childhood education and will continue working towards her degree and a Montessori certification. Nicole previously worked as a pre-k assistant teacher for 8 years before her eyes were opened to the world of Montessori...and she hasn't looked back since!
In Nicole's free time, she enjoys being outside, hiking and caring for children. She has been named the "town babysitter," by friends! Her favorite place to hike is the Adirondacks, with a goal to eventually hike all the 46 high peaks and become a "46er."