Katie Gilley, Head Teacher
Katie is a Maine native, growing up right here in Central Maine. She studied elementary education at the University of Maine at Orono. Her very first teaching job was here at KMS as an assistant teacher in the elementary classroom in 2005. Not only did she fall in love with all things Montessori, she decided she would like to pursue her own certification and become a head teacher. That very next summer, Katie began her Montessori teacher training and became the primary 3 classroom teacher that fall. She later went on to earn a Masters of Education from Endicott College in Beverly, MA. Katie is a new mom and loves spending time outdoors with her husband and daughter. She is looking forward to the day when her own daughter will attend KMS!
Angela Gimond, Assistant
Angie was born in Bolivia but grew up in northern Chile. She moved to the US in 1989 where she spent a few years in Virginia before moving to Florida where she worked as a daycare teacher at a public elementary school. After many vacation trips to Maine, she and her husband quickly grew fond of the state and decided to seek a homesteading lifestyle there. Eventually, they moved to Maine in 2006 where they bought a 150-year-old farmhouse and now grow food and raise chickens. She started work at KMS in 2007 where she first learned of the Montessori philosophy—a philosophy she was quick to embrace. She enjoys working with children and is particularly keen in sharing in their curiosity of life in general. Outside of work, Angie enjoys gardening, camping, crafting and zumba.