Telephone: (401) 245-4754 - FAX: (401) 289-2155

Rey Ann Garcia-Mills

Rey Ann has been teaching in and directing Montessori schools for the past 30 years, and has helped open several Montessori programs on both the East and West Coasts. She is American Montessori Society (AMS) trained, receiving her credentials from the Montessori Western teacher training program. She has an Early Childhood Development and Child Psychology background from Mesa College in San Diego and Long Beach State College in California.

Rey Ann lives in Middletown with her husband.


Kimberley Zeleznik
Sky Room Lead Teacher

We are very pleased to welcome Ms. Kim back to MCB for her eighth year at Montessori Centre.

After graduating from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell with a dual degree in Music Education and English, Ms. Kim went on to earn a Masters of Education in Elementary Education from UMass Amherst. She then taught elementary music for six years and worked as a classroom teacher for four years before joining the staff at Montessori Centre. In 2008, she enrolled at the Northeast Montessori Institute (NMI) and completed her Early Childhood Certificate in Montessori Education in 2010. Currently, she is finishing her Early Childhood Education certificate with the Department of Education in RI. Ms. Kim lives in Barrington with her husband and two sons, Matthew and Michael, both alums of Montessori Centre. In the very spare time she has, she enjoys spending time with her family, as well as running, reading, and gardening.


Rebecca Harnois
Sun Room Assistant Teacher



Liza Clemente
Sun Room Assistant Teacher

We are pleased to have Ms. Liza return for her second year. She has been teaching in early childhood education for thirteen years, and received her BA in Elementary Education with a minor in Psychology from Rhode Island College. Liza began her journey in the Montessori environment two summers ago, and is currently in the Sun Room. She enjoys cooking classes with the children, and is a wonderful team player at MCB. Ms. Liza is excited to work with the children, parents and her fellow teachers.

In her spare time she likes to take walks at Colt State Park, make costume jewelry and bake goodies.


Heather Kiely
Sun Room Lead Teacher, Private Drama Instructor

Ms. Heather has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre from Shenandoah University. She has an American Montessori Society credential through New England Montessori Teacher Education Center. She is also taking classes in early childhood education, working toward earning her Early Childhood Certificate.  

Heather has been the after school drama instructor here at the Centre since 2010. She started out as a substitute at the Centre and spent the 2010-11 school year as co-teacher of the Toddler classroom.

She is married and has two wonderful children of her own, who are the light of her life. She is delighted to be here and excited to continue her work with all of the children! We are thrilled to have Ms. Heather as part of our MCB team.


Nancy Edler
Sky Room Assistant Teacher, MCB Spanish Teacher

Ms. Nancy has been working as a teacher at MCB since September 2005, as well as teaching Spanish at Montessori Centre. She graduated from the University of Rhode Island with majors in Mathematics and Education; she has Life Certification in Math and English for grades 5 through 12. For thirty-one years she taught math and/or English at the Portsmouth Middle School, retiring in 2003. Since joining the staff, she has taken several Montessori day seminars, as well as AMS assistant training at Gordon College in June 2007.

Ms. Nancy lives in Bristol with her husband. She is an avid St. Louis Rams fan and likes crossword puzzles, Sudoku, reading, traveling, and gardening.


Michelle Kaminsky
MCB Music Teacher

We are pleased to welcome Ms. Michelle back for her thirteenth year at Montessori Centre. She has been teaching since 1985, and has taught music in many of Rhode Island’s Montessori schools. She graduated with honors from the National College of Education, and her specialty is early childhood music. In addition, Michelle is currently serving on the Arts and Education Roster with the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts.

In her spare time, she plays in a Cajun band, The Magnolias, and lives in Providence with her husband.

We are happy that Michelle will again be enhancing our Montessori environment with her many musical talents.

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