Meet our Staff…

Pamela B. Haigh – Head of School

Pamela grew up in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. She is a graduate of Juniata College with a BA in Early Childhood Education and Montessori teacher credential from the London Montessori Centre in London. Pam founded Main Line Montessori School in 1988 and Whiteland Montessori School in Exton, PA in 1994. Pam enjoys spending time with her husband, Ray, her two sons, her granddaughter, Teagan and her dogs. Pam also enjoys traveling, bird watching, and sitting on the beach.

Karen Beisel – Head Teacher (Primary Classroom Lead)

This is Karen’s 31st year teaching, 21st with MLMS. Karen earned her BA in Early Childhood Education and American Montessori Society teacher credential from Chestnut Hill College. She and her husband, Steve, have 6 children between them (5 boys and 1 girl), five granddaughters and one grandson. When she is not busy with her children and grandchildren, Karen enjoys biking, knitting, and reading.

Kelly Dunn – Lead Teacher in Pre-Primary Classroom

Kelly has worked at MLMS since 2002. She has been the lead teacher in the Toddler classroom for the past ten years. Kelly has an infant and toddler Montessori teachers certification through the NAMC (North American Montessori Center). She lives in Newtown Square with her family. Kelly enjoys spending time outdoors with her daughter, Sophia, and reading.

Victoria Plummer – Primary Teaching Assistant


Jessica Hankins-Jones – Toddler Teaching Assistant


Rachel Cupo – Toddler Teaching Assistant


Main Line Montessori School Reviews

Great School!

By a Parent on Jun 27, 2014

My 2 year old daughter comes home telling me that Barack Obama is the President of the United States. She cries at the idea of going to summer camp fearing that she will not return to her Montessori school and repeatedly tells us how much she misses it. Why wouldn’t you send your kids to Main Line Montessori School! Sign up early, there may be a waiting list…


Main Line Montessori — A Wonderful Pre-school

By Jessica Lombardo, a Parent on Apr 28, 2014

My daughter is now in her 2nd year at Main Line Montessori, and I could not be happier with the experience. The teachers are loving and present, responsive to our children’s needs, and show caring and respect for both the children and the parents. My daughter has learned so much, it sometimes astonishes me! She knows about the world around her, the planet, the Solar system. Projects have included making volcanoes, learning songs, writing their own special booklets — for little 4-year-olds, I find this all very impressive! The school teaches my daughter social skills, and when kids get into scuffles or disagreements, and kids will, the fully attentive and caring staff makes sure everything is worked out peacefully, and with valuable lessons learned. I can’t say enough about how fine an education and grounding in social skills my daughter is receiving. I’m so happy with this school!

We received a 2013 Best of Villanova Award


Main Line Montessori School

459 Sproul Road
Villanova, PA 19085
Phone: (610) 687-3400

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