Faculty

Stacey Brosky, Director
My name is Stacey Brosky. I am a Montessori teacher and director of this program. I attended NKU as I worked full time and paid for college out of pocket. My focus was on human services and early childhood education. Realizing my heart was with Montessori education, I enrolled in the National Center for Montessori Education and received my A.M.S. certification in 1994! I have worked in Montessori programs since 1990 and started at Villa in 2004, this is where I plan to retire, God willing! This is a unique school with special families and I am blessed to be part of such a extraordinary program. My hobbies include horseback riding, kayaking, hiking, and anything to do with nature. My husband and I are both animal and nature lovers!
Patti Birkett, Teacher
I graduated in 1974 with a B.S. in Elementary Education from the University of Cincinnati. I went on to receive an AMI Montessori degree at Edgecliff College and I am certified in the Orton Gillingham Reading program. My interests gardening, yoga and golf.
Gail Stansel Dwertman, Teacher
I've been teaching here at Villa Madonna Montessori since 1989. I earned a B.S. in Medical Technology from Eastern Kentucky University in 1979 and received my Med in Montessori from Xavier University in 1986 and I am AMS certified. I enjoy cooking, gardening, biking and children, of course!
Molly Buten, Teacher
I am a Montessori child that became a Montessori teacher. Growing up I attended Montessori schools in Rochester, NY and Wichita, KS. I received a BA in Art History from Rutgers University, and received my MEd with a concentration in Montessori and my AMS certification from Xavier University in 1991. My interests include gardening, walking and keeping up with my children's activities!
Soo Yoon, Teacher and Aftercare Coordinator
I received my M.Ed. with a concentration in Montessori and my AMS certification from Xavier University in 2004. What I like most about the Montessori Method is the idea of “guiding” as opposed to teaching, and treating children with respect. They’re guided in their learning, and not forced to learn certain things all at the same time. I always hope to provide an interesting and challenging learning environment where my students will flourish socially and academically. In my free time, I enjoy traveling, cooking and watching movies.
Giuliana Cerrutti, Spanish Teacher
I am from Perú and Spanish is my native language. I received my Licenciate degree from Ricardo Palma University in Lima, Perú, I have a Master's degree in Applied Linguistics for Teaching Spanish as a second language from the University of Jaen in Spain, and a Master's degree in training of teachers of Spanish as a second language from the International Iberoamerican University in Puerto Rico. I have been teaching Spanish at VMM since 2009, and I also work as a translator and interpreter for Spanish, English, German and Italian.
I love children, I love languages and I love teaching. I love traveling, trekking, snorkeling, cooking, reading and spending time with my family and friends.
Jeanne Speier, Creative dance and movement teacher
Jeanne Speier has been teaching dance classes at VMM since 2002. She started out in creative dance and went on to get an MA in Dance Therapy. Due to her travels, she has turned into an island dancer teaching Balinese, Haitian and Hawaiian movements. The free expression and thrill of movement in young children is a pleasure to be a part of. Jeanne also teaches yoga and music classes.
Bridgette Walker, Substitute
I attended a Montessori school as a preschooler, and fell in love with the Montessori philosophy as a parent. I have a B.S. in Electronic Media, Arts, and Communication from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and have completed my AMS certification. I love spending time with my children, gardening, practicing yoga, reading, and learning.

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