Charles Martin has worked in the Brickton Middle School since 2011 and served as the Middle School director since 2012. Originally from Shenandoah, Iowa, Charles has a Bachelor of Arts in English education with a minor in communication and theatre from the University of Northern Iowa. He is middle-level certified and highly qualified in the state of Illinois in reading, language arts, and speech and recently completed his Master of Education degree as a reading specialist at National-Louis University. Charles received his Secondary I and II Montessori credential from the Houston Montessori Center under the direction of Dr. Betsy Coe. Charles’ experience includes teaching middle school and high school language arts and reading as well as Title I instruction at two Chicago-area parochial schools.
Beth Peachey serves as the assistant teacher in the Middle School environment. She joined the Brickton staff in August 2012 and teaches Spanish for students from Children’s House through Middle School. Beth earned an education degree from Oberlin Conservatory of Music, and is a certified K-12 teacher in Illinois. She spent four years teaching in Guatemala City with students of all ages, and has also taught preschool and elementary age students in Oberlin, OH, and with Chicago Public Schools.