Meet Our Staff

Kathy Lindaman

Head of Schools

Kathy has a B.A. in Early Childhood Education Administration and is an American Montessori Society certified primary teacher with over 30 years of experience. She is also the founder of both Montessori Academy at Sharon Springs and Montessori at Vickery in Cumming, Georgia.

Kathy Lindaman head of schools

Taylor Wesenberg

Elementary Teacher

Taylor is an American Montessori Internationale certified teacher for ages 6-12 years of age.  Her thirteen years of experience in Montessori includes lower and upper elementary students.  Ms. Taylor enjoys all areas of the Montessori curriculum but she has a deep passion for Mathematics.  Her family recently relocated from the Chicago suburbs to Florida.  She has two children, Sawyer and Wyatt, and a dog named Wally.

Taylor Wesenberg elementary teacher

Nikki Shannon

Lead Primary Teacher

Ms. Nikki is a Montessori Primary trained teacher who has been working at our school for the last several years.  Nikki loves to work with young children and enjoys seeing them thrive in the Montessori classroom.  She grew up on the Outer Banks of North Carolina.  Her mother was an art teacher and her father was a fisherman, so she quickly developed a love for the arts and the environment.  Ms. Nikki has two children ages 9 and 16 and live near downtown Sarasota. On weekends, she offers Natural horsemanship classes for children ages 3 and above, with her horse Jilly Bean. She began her career within education with teaching horseback riding lessons and then moved on to teaching the toddler class at First Montessori. Last year, she was the Primary lead teacher and completed the Montessori training certification requirements and now, again, she is the Lead Primary teacher at First Montessori. She truly loves children and believes they are the only way to change our world for the better. Showing her students love and understanding is one of her main goals in helping them develop and thrive.

Niki Shannon lead primary teacher

Jessica Koch

Assistant Primary Teacher

More about Jessica coming soon!

Jessica koch assistant primary teacher