Erica Lane, Head of School, has been in Montessori education for the last 24 years. She most recently served as a Montessori Coach for Drummond Montessori School in Chicago Public Schools. Prior to this, she was the Educational Director of Brickton Montessori School for seven years, during which time she took Montessori Administrator training at Seton Montessori Institute. While at Brickton, Erica also spent six years teaching Lower Elementary and fourteen years leading the Upper Elementary program. In addition to being a long-time Montessori teacher, Erica was a Montessori student as a child on the south side of Chicago. Throughout her career, Erica has led teacher workshops at AMS (American Montessori Society) and AIMS (Association of Illinois Montessori Schools) as well as parent education nights on Montessori curriculum, social/emotional development, executive functioning, and classroom management around learning differences.