Phone: (251) 344.8755
Fax: (251) 344.3077
Address: 227 Hillcrest Road • Mobile, AL 36608
Meet Director Renae Bartholomew
I have been a part of the Weinacker’s Montessori team since January 2016, and am currently the Director. My family relocated to the Mobile area from east Texas where I was born and raised. I have always loved being around and working with children, volunteering at numerous summer camps through my school days. I earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and in English at Texas State University, and have teacher’s certification in both subjects. I utilized my degree in both the public and private school sectors, and found that I really enjoy working with preschool aged children. I am also an avid gymnast and have either competed in the sport or coached it for over 15 years. In my free time, I love being outdoors with my family, finding new adventures.”
Meet the Teachers
My name is Crystal Gaston. I live in Mobile with my husband Nick, daughter Amelia, and our two dogs I have always had a passion for teaching for as long as I can remember. I have been working in early childhood education since 2007 and have been with Weinacker's Montessori at Hillcrest since 2016. I have worked with many different age groups, as well as played different roles around the school. I completed my Montessori training though the North American Montessori Center. I am currently the lead teacher in the toddler classroom. Toddlers have a unique way of showing us what they need to learn. I love being allowed to help children foster their own creativity to learn a new skill.
My name is Ellen Montjoy and I am the lead Preschool teacher. I have worked with children for over twenty years. Though the Montessori Method is still fairly new to me, I am enjoying learning and implementing my training into my Preschool 2 classroom. Recently I completed a course through the Center for Guided Montessori Studies. I am a wife and a mother of two. I love being outdoors working in my garden. I also love science, traveling, and everything Disney.
My name is Abigail Davis and I am the lead Toddler teacher. I live in Mobile with my daughter Quinnley. I have a true love for teaching and am the lead Toddler teacher at the Hillcrest campus. I am currently going to school for Early Elementary Education at Coastal Alabama Community College. I have been working in early childhood education since 2017 and have been with Weinacker's Montessori for about three years. I have worked with many different age groups, but especially enjoy the infants and toddlers. I have attended several Montessori trainings and conferences. I am excited for the opportunity to work with your children.
I am Sarah Ellen Hickman and I am the lead Infant Teacher a Weinacker’s Montessori - Hillcrest. I live in Wilmer with my husband and 10 year old daughter. We love looking after our several pets. We have two dogs and a cat, many chickens, ducks, and rabbits. I am new to Weinacker's, but have worked in childcare off and on for many years. I am enjoying getting to know your little ones.
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