Pilar Ossa has been a Toddler guide since 2008. She is originally from Maracaibo, Venezuela and moved to the Atlanta area in 2003. “I absolutely love it!” She has a background in dentistry from Venezuela where she trained and worked as a dentist for a year and a half before she came to the States. She began working in Montessori in 2005 as an assistant guide in the toddler classroom at the Maria Montessori School of Atlanta and fell in love with it. In 2007, Pilar finished her Aid to Infancy Training at the Montessori Institute of Atlanta. She has been with us here at MSAE in the toddler community since 2008. “My experience here has been wonderful!” Besides being with her son and the many other children in her life, Pilar enjoys shopping, movies, cooking and (of course) going out.
Ms. Stephanie Murphy is an AMI Trained A-I Teacher and have served at MSAE for over 20 years. Stephanie was blessed to be born the eighth child of ten! Growing up in such a large and loving family enabled her to develop and learn many valuable life lessons; such as the true meaning of love, a strong sense of loyalty, selflessness, and genuine care and concern for others; just to name a few. These and other experiences have greatly influenced her passion to work with young children, with a strong love and appreciation for teaching and nurturing others. Ms. Stephanie is blessed and happily married to her incredibly loving and supportive husband of over 30 years. She is also blessed to be a loving mother of four amazing sons, and an awesome daughter. Ms. Stephanie is a very affectionate grandmother to her beautiful grandchildren. She holds a CDA in Child Development and have over 30 years of extensive teaching and child care experience with a background in Early Childhood Education. Ms. Stephanie is truly blessed with the gift of patience, compassion, and the desire to touch the hearts, minds and to genuinely enhance the development of young children. Ms. Stephanie believes that she has found her true purpose, and for that she is eternally grateful to GOD!