Montessori Academy, guided by the philosophy of Dr. Maria Montessori, immerses students in a diverse community that values creativity and nurtures each student’s social, emotional, and academic growth.
Thanks to Everyone for a Successful Event!
Saturday November 18, 2023
Waynesboro Country Club
Heather Edmond Named Head of School
The Board of Directors of Montessori Academy of Chambersburg is pleased to announce the appointment of Mrs. Heather Edmond as the new Head of School.
Mrs. Edmond received her undergraduate degree in Elementary Education and Environmental Studies, with Summa Cum Laude distinction from Gettysburg College. She holds a master’s degree in Educational Leadership and K - 12 principal certification, with graduate studies through McDaniel College and Concordia University Portland. Mrs. Edmond is both a Montessori and Pennsylvania Instructional II certified teacher. She taught in a Montessori primary classroom for ten years before joining Montessori Academy in 2020.
For the past three years, Mrs. Edmond has served as Montessori Academy’s Director of Education. With her background as a Montessori teacher and her commitment to using Montessori practices with all children from toddler through Middle School, Mrs. Edmond has helped to strengthen the school’s curriculum so that students are well prepared for their education beyond Montessori Academy. Under her leadership, Montessori Academy has developed a STEM curriculum that integrates Montessori practices through a science lab and outdoor learning environment.
Mrs. Edmond is a passionate Montessori advocate with a strong commitment to the Montessori ideals of multiage classrooms and the prepared environment for learning. She and her husband live in Chambersburg with their two young daughters who attend the Academy.
Montessori Academy is a private, non-profit, non-sectarian institution of learning, serving children from 12 months through grade 8. Founded in 1998, Montessori Academy is located in a purpose-built, 30,000 square foot building that meets the unique needs of a Montessori educational environment.