Donna Butcher

I am Donna Butcher, co-founder of CHMS in 1991 and sole owner since 1998. I have worked in Montessori education since 1981 teaching at the toddler, 3-6 and 6-9 levels. I have been a full time administrator since 2000, personally overseeing all aspects of our school with the help of this amazing staff! I have a Bachelors Degree from Northern Illinois University in Elementary Education and hold an American Montessori Society Certificate for 6-9 year olds. We all continue to grow professionally by attending workshops and conferences. I am a widow with 2 grown sons, Brent (33) a graduate of  DePaul Law School practicing law in Chicago and Jamison (30) a successful sound engineer and musician, who both benefited from a  Montessori Education. I am actively involved at Willow Creek Community Church, I love music, reading, photography, time with friends and family, Cubs and Blackhawks hockey! I grew up in West Dundee and strive to make this program a great asset and service to the community and it's surrounding areas.

Paula Frederiksen

Hello Friends! My name is Paula Frederiksen and I am the lead teacher working in the morning & afternoon 3-6 year old classroom. I have over 32 years of montessori experience working with children from six weeks thru nine years old. I have my birth-3 year old & 3-6 year old montessori teaching certificates along with a child development background. I love working with children and I am always amazed by their development throughout the year. I have been married for 32 years and have two beautiful daughters who are now 20 & 25, both went  through the Montessori program. I am proud to say this will be my 12th year at CHMS and I LOVE IT!

Ambreen Suleman

Hello friends, I am Ms. Ambreen Suleman, an A.M.I. trained Montessori teacher for our 3-6 year old age group. I have been certified for 17 years and I will be working with Ms. Paula as a co-teacher in the 3-6 preschool/kindergarten classroom.  I have been married for 21 yrs and have 3 kids age 14, 17 and 19. All 3 of my kids went through Montessori which laid a very strong foundation for them. I am very proud to see them excelling in higher grades. I love working with kids and singing with them. My favorite hobbies include cooking, gardening, playing guitar and painting. I look forward to an exciting year with all my new friends at Children's House.

Rosy Sharif

Hola! My name is Rosy Sharif and I've been working with young children for over 27 years. This is my 11th year at Children's House Montessori School. I am the assistant in the 6-9 year old Elementary classroom. I enjoy teaching Spanish to my students. I also help design the costumes for our drama performances. I have three children, two boys & a girl. I also have one beautiful grandson. I enjoy spending time with family, reading and cooking.

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