Our Mission and History

 

Greene Towne Montessori School instills in young children an understanding of learning as a personal process, a sense of agency in building self and community, and the joy of possibility.


“I can do it!”

 

Greene Towne was founded by a small group of families dedicated to the Montessori method, led to the charge by Portia and Otto Sperr. Doors opened in the fall of 1966 at Saint Clement's Church with the goal to have a "racially, religiously, and economically integrated school."  

 

In the fall of 2001, after 35 years leasing space in Saint Clement's Church, Greene Towne moved to what is now our East campus on Arch Street in a century-old building designed for us by architect Ed Bronstein.  In the fall of 2008, we opened our West campus on Croskey Street.

Visit Us

2121 Arch Street

Philadelphia, PA 19103

 

Call Us

215-563-6368

 

Email Us

info@gtms.org

Our Community

The GTMS Parent Association

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Diversity at GTMS

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50 Years of Greene Towne

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GTMS Board of Trustees

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Our Strategic Plan

Click below to read the summary of our Strategic Plan, 2015.

Strategic Plan 

Administration

Sarah Sweeney-Denham
Head of School
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Jennifer Coulter
Montessori Director & Dean of Faculty
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Eileen Doyle
Senior Administrative Assistant, East
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Vishica Gwendolen
Administrative Assistant, East
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Bonnie Clark
Director of Development
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Erika Goldberg
Director of Enrollment Management & Constituent Relations
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David Hudson
Director of Facilities
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Joanna Hutchinson
Business Manager
Nicole Leapheart
Director of Communications and Marketing
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Christina Schweingruber
Development Assistant/PM Administrative Assistant-West
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Danielle Landy
Senior Administrative Assistant, West
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James Esposito
Auxiliary Assistant, West

Lead Teachers 

Michelle Nowacky
Toddler Coordinator; Toddler ADM Lead Teacher
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Katie Brown and Jean Prestas
Primary Co-Lead Teachers, Katie Brown - Primary Coordinator
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Laura Connor
Toddler Lead Teacher
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Desiree McNeill
Toddler Lead Teacher
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Brandon Och
Primary Lead Teacher, Primary Coordinator
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Jamie Peteraf
Primary ADM Lead Teacher
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Cherise Sistrunk
Toddler Coordinator, Toddler Lead Teacher, Summer Camp Director
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Patrick Sutch
Primary Lead Teacher
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Dominique Wells
Toddler ADM Lead Teacher
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Jen Wollman
Primary Lead Teacher
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Assistants and Specialists

Alex Ball
ADM Art Enrichment/Assistant Teacher
John Broomall
Music Enrichment Teacher
Erin Buonadonna
Primary Assistant Teacher
Erica Carlson
Primary ADM Assistant
Alexis Crum
Toddler Assistant Teacher
Julian Freedman
Movement Enrichment
Anja Golden
Toddler ADM Assistant (Nowacky)
Emily Grant
Art Enrichment Teacher
Maeve Haney
Toddler Assistant Teacher
Emily Martin
Toddler Assistant Teacher
Diana Mousetis
Primary ADM Assistant, ADM Art Teacher
Sydney Rotter
Toddler ADM Assistant (Nowacky)
Kim Siegel
Toddler House Chef
Jasmine Whitt
Toddler ADM Assistant (Wells)
Allison Wiedman
Primary ADM Assistant

Professional Staff Photos courtesy of Anna Chandra Photography