Faculty and Staff
International Montessori Schools – Wilmington
Ms. Annie Ghazi, Director
Annie joined IMSchools in October 2017 and initially worked as Preprimary Lead Teacher at Wilmington. Prior to joining IMSchools, Annie worked in private school settings for over 5 years as an academic advisor and administrative management specialist. Her background includes a Bachelor’s of Science in Human Services, with an emphasis in mental health, training in English as a second language (ESL/ELL), publishing, and love for health promotion & nutrition. She brings organizational and management experience and has also served at our West Chester location as Lead Pre-Primary Teacher. Currently, Annie administers our teacher training program run under Montessori Institute for Teacher Education (MITE). MITE operates out of the Wilmington location and certifies candidates for teaching in Montessori classrooms; it is an accredited program by the American Montessori Society (AMS) and the Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education (MACTE).
Annie is committed to serving our children by bringing the best of Montessori education to the community.
Doris Roth, Primary Program Lead Teacher
Doris has been a Primary teacher at our Wilmington campus since 2006. She received her Montessori Early Childhood teaching credential from the Montessori Institute for Teacher Education (MITE) in 2008. Doris has a Bachelor’s degree in American Studies from the University of Delaware and a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from Drexel University. She discovered how much she loved working with young children during her previous career as a children’s librarian and after becoming a mother. Doris and her husband have two grown sons and a toddler granddaughter. Her interests include reading, history, animals and nature.
Magdalena Tomic, Primary Program Assistant Teacher
Magdalena came to the U.S. in 2014, from Montenegro, southeastern Europe, got married and settled in Wilmington. She received her BA in Hotel Management in Belgrade, Serbia. It was Magdalena’s fascination with the Montessori methodology of teaching that attracted her to IMSchools, Wilmington campus. She joined our afterschool program in the fall of 2016 and quickly moved into the Assistant teacher role. Magdalena is currently attending the Montessori Institute for Teacher Education’s Early Childhood program and will begin her teaching internship in September 2018.
Magdalena embraces the Montessori method of teaching and was fascinated to discover that the secret to success in a Montessori environment is freedom within the limits of clearly defined ground rules. Her favorite Montessori quote is “free the child’s potential, and you will transform him into the world.” Magdalena enjoys traveling, experiencing different cultures and meeting new people.