Meet our Staff…
Pamela B. Haigh – Head of School
Pam grew in Bryn Mawr, PA. She is a graduate of Juniata College with a degree in Early Childhood Education and a Montessori degree from 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, her two sons, her 2 granddaughters and her dogs. She also enjoys gardening, bird watching, and the Jersey Shore.
Victoria Haigh – Head Teacher (Primary)
This will be Victoria’s ninth year with Main Line Montessori School. She is in her third year at Chestnut Hill College for her degree in Early Childhood Studies with Montessori. Victoria is an intern student of the American Montessori Society and will receive her Montessori teaching certification at the completion of this school year. She holds her Director’s Credential through the Pennsylvania Keys to Quality in Early Childhood Education programs. Outside of teaching she enjoys spending time with family and reading.
Kim Buschman – Head Teacher (Pre-Primary)
Kim has worked as the Head Primary Teacher and Director, for the past 30 years at the Secane/Lansdowne Montessori schools. She has a degree in Early Childhood Education as well as credentials through the North American Montessori Center (NAMC). Kim and her husband, Steve, have been married for forty years. They have three children and six grandchildren. In her spare time, Kim enjoys travelling, reading and spending time with family.
Traci Hill – Teaching Assistant (Primary)
Traci lives in Conshohocken, PA and has two children. Traci has her degree in elementary education and has been in childcare since 1999 as a teacher and program director of large child care centers around the Philadelphia area. Traci has observed in Montessori classrooms and selected our school for its small family like environment and child centered approach.
Sarah Keely – Teaching Assistant (Pre-Primary)
Sarah lives in Wayne, PA. She attended and loved her own Montessori school as a child and feels the philosophy is a great fit for her personality and as a childcare professional. Sarah has been working with infants and toddlers since 2004. She has experience as a lead toddler teacher, and assistant director. Sarah is on the Advisory committee for Riverbend Environmental Education Center and serves as a Board Member at Philadelphia’s, The Parent Infant Center.
Main Line Montessori School Reviews
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!