Olga (Betty) Camacho
Betty was born and raised in Puerto Rico where she studied Secretary Services at the UniversidadInteramericana de Puerto Rico. She joined the Center Montessori School family in 1997 as an assistant teacher. Betty received her Infant and Toddler Certification from the South Florida Montessori Education Center in 2002 and the Early Childhood training from Palm Harbor Montessori Teacher Education Center in 2013.
Saleha was born and raised in Algiers, Algeria. She earned her B.A. in Teaching English as a Foreign Language from the University of Algiers and her M.Ed. from William Woods University, Missouri. In 2001, Saleha moved to Bradenton and joined our staff. She completed her Montessori training at the Montessori Teacher Education Institute of Bowling Green, Ohio, and taught for eight years at our satellite campus in the east side of the county. This is her sixth year at the main campus where she enjoys working with the children in the Primary 1 classroom. Saleha is married and has a daughter in Primary. Saleha is a Certified Positive Discipline Parent Educator, and enjoys facilitating study groups and workshops for parents of preschoolers.
Crystal was born in Galveston, Texas, and studied early childhood in Worcester, Massachusetts at Cape Cod Community College. She earned her bachelor's degree from the University of East London in International Education. Her focus was on studying educational approaches around the world, educational opportunities for all children, child development and speech and language. She and her husband Max, have one son, Ilya. After volunteering at his Montessori school she returned to London, began training and earned her Montessori certificate. She is happy that her family has returned to the states and chosen the Bradenton area to live.
Yenisis was born in the Dominican Republic and later lived in Puerto Rico. She received her degree and certification as a medical doctor from the East Central University in the Dominican Republic where she also worked at the Francisco A. Gonzalvo Hospital in her hometown La Romana RD. She moved to the United States with her eight-year old daughter Mary Ann. They both enjoy being a part of the Center family.
Tammy was born and raised in the Dominican Republic and relocated to the Bradenton area in 1995. After marrying Rafy Vasquez and starting a family, Tammy became very interested in the development of children. When Tammy’s daughter Tania turned 3 in 2003, she began attending the Center, and Tammy started working in the primary classroom. Tania is now a senior at Sarasota High School and her two younger daughters are here at CMS.