Upper Elementary Faculty

Directress

Selena Brosnan

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Selena Brosnan graduated from Roosevelt University in 2001. After spending two years as an Intern at Brickton, she completed her Lower Elementary Montessori certification in 2014 from the Midwest Montessori Teachers Training Center.  Selena completed her Upper Elementary training at Seaton Montessori Institute and became certified in 2019.  Selena enjoys art and has taught classes through the Young Rembrandts program. She currently  runs a studio art class with the Upper Elementary.


Specialists

KHummel_optKathy 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.


Christin Anzalotti, Coordinator of Diverse Learning

The ability for each student to reach their full potential is always at the forefront of what we strive for at Brickton Montessori School, and Christin Anzalotti, Coordinator of Diverse Learning, provides direct assistance to students who have additional learning needs. Anzalotti joined Brickton as an independent contractor in 2011 and became a staff member in 2015. Anzalotti works closely with both teachers and staff to ensure effective differentiation for all students including special needs, English as a Second Language and gifted students. Christin has more than 22 years experience teaching children with a variety of learning needs. She has a master’s degree in special education with a B.A. in both elementary education and psychology.