Our team is a group of talented, dedicated, and highly-educated individuals who want the best for our students, school, and community. It is through their tremendous effort, compassion, and belief in our Montessori principles, that we are able to instill hard work, self-confidence, inner-discipline, respect, and leadership. The team embraces DeColores as a school “where love of learning never ends.”

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Nancy started DeColores in 1985. Nancy holds a Master and Bachelor of Arts in Education, State Certifications in PreK-12, and all lower and upper Montessori certifications. We are very blessed for her dedication to our students, school, and the community.

Founder | Principal | 3-6 Teacher

NANCY DEAN

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Tammy is our newest 6-9 team member. She began full-time this school year and plans to begin her Montessori Teacher Education training this summer. Tammy holds a Bachelor and Associate of Science in Early Childhood Education.

6-9 Teacher

Tammy Adkins

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Jason started his 11th year at DeColores this school year. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, his Ohio Certification, and the 12-15 Montessori Credential. He provides the Junior High’s Spanish, Social Studies, Art, and Physical Education instruction.

Jr High Teacher

JASON ARNETT

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Julie began at DeColores in 1997. Julie earned her Bachelor of Science in Montessori Education, has a K-3 Ohio Certification, and her Early Childhood Montessori credential.

3-6 Teacher, Directess

JULIE BRUNS

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Lori began her teaching career at DeColores in 2008. She is a 9-12 teacher with a Bachelor of Science in Christian Counseling. Lori has an Ohio Certification and her 9-12 Montessori Credential.

6-9 Teacher

LORI CONWAY

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Becky is our Intervention Specialist, a welcome addition to the staff. This is Becky’s second year at DeColores. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education, a 1-8 Ohio Certificate, and her Ohio Certificate Learning Disabilities, K-12. Becky has also completed Montessori Assistants Training.

Intervention Specialist

BECKY DUSEK

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Chris is our 9-12 Directess who began at DeColores in 2001. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education with a Gifted and Talented License K-12. Chris holds a K-3 Ohio Certification, as well as 6-9 and 9-12 Montessori Credentials.

9-12 Teacher, Directess

CHRIS ELLIOT

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Michelle has worked at DeColores for 26 years. Michelle earned her Associate of Applied Science in Early Childhood Development and completed a vocational program in Early Childhood Education. She has her Montessori  Assistants Training, and has attended many workshops, in-services, and seminars.

3-6 Teacher

MICHELLE FORCE

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Lisa has been with DeColores for 25 years. Starting in 1994, Lisa has taught many students over those years. She has a Master of Arts in Education, Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education, her K-8 Ohio Certification, as well as her 6-9 Montessori Credential.

6-9 Teacher

LISA FRENS

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Patty is the newest member of the 3-6 team. She began full-time this school year, also beginning her Montessori Teacher Education Program at the Columbus Montessori Education Center. Patty holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science

3-6 Teacher

PATTY KERNS

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Jeanne is our school’s Speech and Language Therapist. She began assisting students at DeColores in 2006. Jeanne holds a Bachelor of Science in English and a Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders/Speech-Language Pathology.

Speech and Language Specialist

JEANNE MARCHAL

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Liz began at DeColores in 2015 as the School’s Parent Liaison and Event Coordinator. In addition to the parent and event coordination, she assists in the Toddler and Music rooms and subs in the preschool and kindergarten rooms when needed. Liz earned her Associate of Science in Graphic Design and has also completed Montessori Assistants Training.

Parent Liaison and Event Coordinator

LIZ MCMAHON

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Melanie also began her DeColores career 11 years ago. She is the school’s Math, Science, and STEM teacher. Melanie earned her Bachelor of Science in Middle Childhood Education, her Master of Arts in Education, has her 4-9 Ohio Certificate, and her Montessori Assistants Training.

Jr High Teacher

MELANIE MILLER

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Chris has been at DeColores for three years and in education for many more. She is the school’s Business Manager, but also assists where needed. Chris received a Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Communication, a Master of Arts in Student Affairs in Higher Education, and a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration.

Business Manager

CHRIS SEGER

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Terry is a member of the 9-12 team. He is a part-time staff member whose craftsmanship and talent is appreciated. Terry holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and has completed coursework toward History and Economics Teaching Certificates.

6-9 Teacher

Terry Sibery

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Jessie started at DeColores during the 2017/18 school year. She is currently a 6-9 teacher who plans to begin her Montessori Teacher Education training this summer. Jessie has a Bachelor of Science in Education with a Reading Endorsement and her Ohio Certification in PreK-3. She has completed her Montessori Assistants Training.

6-9 Teacher

JESSIE SMITH

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Tasha began at DeColores in 2014. She is a 6-9 teacher who holds a reading and literacy specialization. Tasha earned a Master and Bachelor of Science in Education, has her PreK-3 Ohio Certification, and her Montessori Assistants Training. She will begin her Montessori Teacher Education training this summer.

6-9 Teacher

TASHA STEPHAN

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Sharon has been with DeColores for 29 years. She has a Master of Arts in Education, Bachelor of Science in

Montessori Education, and her PreK-3 Ohio Certification.

Vice Principal | 6-9 Directess

SHARON VANDEN BOSCH

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Shirley is our dedicated toddler directess. She has been with DeColores for 21 years, seeing many students pass through her room. Shirley earned her Associate of Arts, Professional Nanny Certificate, and also her Infant/Toddler Montessori Certification.

Toddler Room

SHIRLEY VANDEN BOSCH

Music Sheets

We are so excited to welcome Kathy in 2019!

Music

Kathy Douds

Music Sheets

We are excited to welcome Betsy in 2019!

Music

Betsy Hoelscher

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