Upper Elementary Faculty


Beata Cubon

Beata Cubon has been passionate about educating children according to Montessori principles for over twenty years. She taught in two other Montessori schools in the Chicagoland area before coming to Brickton last year.  She holds an Association Montessori Internationale 6-12 Elementary Diploma from Montessori Institute of Milwaukee, WI and an M.A. in Philology from Gdansk University, Poland.

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.


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.

Beth Peachey teaches Spanish for students from Children’s House through Middle School having joined Brickton in August 2012. 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.  Beth is also an assistant for the Middle School program.