Teaching Staff



Rey Ann Garcia-Mills

Director

Rey Ann has been teaching in and directing Montessori schools for the past 35 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 loves to garden and go to the beach in her spare time.  She has one daughter who attended Montessori when she was young.  Rey Ann lives in Middletown with her husband.


Amanda Janowski

Sky Room Lead Teacher

Ms. Amanda is now in her eighth year of teaching at Montessori Centre of Barrington.  With a background in Human Development and Marine Science from Eckerd College, she enjoys incorporating her creative capabilities and scientific interests in her lessons.

Ms. Amanda has completed her AMS Montessori Early Childhood training, and is working towards completing her Early Childhood Certificate and Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Learning from Rhode Island College. She continues to expand her knowledge of education through Montessori workshops, and attended seminars focusing on sensory processing
disorders. Ms. Amanda also utilizes her passion for singing, theatre and dance to engage as well as foster the children’s love of music and movement.

Ms. Amanda is a native of Massachusetts and lives in Bristol with her husband.


Alyson Johnson

Sun Room Lead Teacher

Miss Alyson is excited to join Montessori Centre this year as the Sun Room Lead Teacher! She began her Early Childhood Education career in 2016 when living in Boston, MA. Prior to working in a preschool setting, Miss Alyson worked in school age childcare at the YMCA of Greater Boston and the YMCA of Pawtucket, since 2009. Miss Alyson graduated from Providence
College in 2014 and holds an American Montessori Society credential through the Northeast Montessori Institute.

Over the years of teaching, she has experienced fascinating workshops, trainings and conferences, which have helped shape her teaching philosophy. She believes every child is unique and brings something different to the learning environment, and as educators we must
honor the child in order to create for them a positive and safe educational journey.

When not at school Miss Alyson loves going to the beach, skiing the east, traveling the world, cooking yummy meals, and spending time with family.


Diane Mason

Sky Room Assistant Teacher

I am pleased to say I have been with Montessori Centre of Barrington since 2017. I thoroughly enjoy watching the children’s faces each day filled with such wonder and excitement when they walk through the door. I especially take great pride in the fact that I am helping to guide them through the learning process. After receiving my Teachers Assistant certificate I ran an in-home daycare for six years.

I live in Barrington with my husband Mark and my three children Hannah, Haley and Matthew, as well as our black lab Finn.


Tina Trimmer

Sun Room Assistant Teacher

Miss Tina has been a Montessori assistant teacher for over six years. She has previously worked at Montessori schools in the West Bay area and is thrilled to have the opportunity to work with the wonderful children, families and staff at The Montessori Centre of Barrington as she considers the East Bay her true home and hopes to return someday soon.

Prior to her work as an assistant teacher, Miss Tina had an exciting career as a Travel Consultant. She was able to travel to many exciting destinations and enjoys sharing her experiences and love of geography and travel with the children.

While Miss Tina’s son was very young, she ran a daycare in her home and soon realized that teaching and caring for young children was her true calling.

Miss Tina was born and raised in Warren. She currently lives in Warwick with her husband and son along with several beloved cats.