NEW DIRECTOR CHOSEN
Dr. Nathalie Hunt, CMCS' New Director
Hello CMCS Families and Friends,
My name is Dr. Nathalie Hunt and I’m thrilled to be joining you as your new director.
Leading CMCS is a dream come true. I discovered Coastal Montessori Charter School’s need for a Director on the American Montessori Society website. I immediately felt a heart-felt connection to CMCS’ mission to recruit a diverse staff and student population. All children need and deserve a high quality education that appreciates and understands difference. After viewing Coastal Montessori Charter School’s videos and reading through your website, I knew this school cared deeply for the children of Georgetown County; that you would not rest until all children were given the opportunity to develop the skills and competencies necessary for a 21st century education. I knew I had to lead Coastal Montessori Charter School. We have the same goals for all children and the same means of reaching these goals…a Montessori education.
A little about me…
I have a Bachelor of Science from Cornell University and a Master of Education and Doctor of Philosophy in Curriculum and Instruction from The University of Texas at Austin. I have served as a Lower Elementary Montessori Lead Teacher at a charter school in California and a private school in Texas. As a Montessori teacher in a charter school I personally dealt with the challenges of merging two diverse scripts into one harmonious curriculum conscious of public school’s pacing, benchmark tests, and state standards. For the last seven years I have been training and coaching novice pre-service teachers in their Professional Development Sequence at The University of Texas at Austin. I have personally supported and graduated nearly 200 UT undergraduates pursuing their English as a second language prekindergarten through 6th grade Texas teaching credentials.I recently received my Ph.D. doing my dissertation research on Montessori. My heart has always been in an educational space that employs developmentally appropriate practices including self-initiation, problem solving, and creativity – I live the Montessori mindset. I understand the challenges ahead and seek comfort from the professional and passionate board members who have given their time, energy, and expertise to make this Montessori charter school dream a reality.There is no greater cause than best serving the children of today for tomorrow’s world.
I look forward to working closely with CMCS families, leading the extraordinary staff of CMCS, collaborating with the Georgetown County School District and partnering with the entire community.
I look forward to becoming a member of this community and coming to Pawleys Island in May. This is an ideal place for a Montessori charter school. There is a lot of heart here and I look forward to committing mine to this cause.
See you soon,
- Memorial Day, No School – Monday, May 27
- CMCS Picnic – Friday, May 31
- Last Day of School – Friday, June 7
MONTESSORI SUMMER CAMPS
Trade in the television and video games for a summer of friends, fun and learning! “A Summer to Remember” 2013 Montessori Camps are open to the public and all children are welcome, so invite your neighbors and vacationing cousins, too! Camps for Toddlers, Primary and Elementary students. Space is limited, so register soon. Click Here for all the details on each camp and the enrollment form. Return forms to Montessori School of Pawleys Island.