Melonie began working in Montessori Toddler classroom in 2003, having previously worked as an assistant in the Children’s House programs. She earned her AMS Infant-Toddler certification in 2010 after attending Mount St. Clare College and Elgin Community College. As a bilingual speaker, Melonie is fluent in Spanish.
Kathy Hummel began teaching Music at Brickton in 1996. An accomplished musician, Kathy earned her Master’s Degree in Music Education from Northern Illinois University, her Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from Eastern Illinois University and Orff Schulwerk certification from De Paul University. She has taught music in Montessori schools for over twenty years. Kathy provides music instruction using the Orff Schulwerk method for Toddlers, Children’s House and Elementary students. She also instructs the Elementary students in chorus and band. Kathy teaches flute and plays in the Fox Valley Philharmonic Orchestra.