Head of School
Director of Elementary Programs
Sarah Chandler has over 25 years of teaching experience. She is credentialed by the American Montessori Society to teach ages 3 – 6 (early childhood), 6 – 9 (lower elementary), and 9 – 12 (upper elementary). Ms. Sarah is a native of Michigan who holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Art Education from Western Michigan University and a Master of Arts in curriculum and instruction through Central Michigan University. She is also certified in Visual Arts Education through the state of Michigan. She has also been a teacher-trainer for many years, as well as an elementary coordinator for organizations in Michigan. Ms. Sarah is passionate about helping students reach their highest potential, academically, emotionally, and socially. She believes this is best achieved through Montessori methodology, combined with other research-based practices.
She joined MSOSV in 2019, and is thrilled to apply her knowledge and expertise to help launch an Elementary program in 2020.
Ms. Marissa Parker was born and raised in San Jose, CA. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Child Development and is in the process of pursuing her Master’s Degree in Education with an emphasis in Technology.
She began her career at Montessori School of Silicon Valley in 2018. Over the course of a year she gained a deep interest in the Montessori philosophy, and is currently taking classes at the Montessori Teacher Education Center to help further her knowledge of the Montessori Method.
In 2019, she was promoted to the Enrollment Coordinator at Main Street Montessori School, and is dedicated to making sure every family has a positive experience at the school.
For 7 years prior to being at MSOSV, she worked with children from ages 6 months to 12 years in various settings, including childcare, elementary schools and community centers.
Ms. Marissa loves being a teacher and part of the school community. Her love for education stems from working with children hands on, allowing her to make a difference in the lives of her students and shape the world around them. She truly believes in investing in the children in her community and giving them the tools they need to reach their highest potential.
In Ms. Marissa’s spare time she likes to travel, use her creative brain and spend time with her husband and dogs.