New Englad School of Montessori
New Englad School of Montessori

Administrative Staff

Terry D'Amato - Office Manager

Years at NESM: 7



  • Office administration at American Airlines
  • Office administration at Office Alternatives
  • Office administration at Christian Counseling
  • Wife and mother of two, grandmother of 4
  • Surrogate Mother to all NESM Staff


  • Bookkeeper at Church
  • NESM Bookeeeper
  • NESM Records Organizer

About Me


"I love to Travel!"

Favorite Quote:

"Live, Love, Laugh."


Travel, reading and word puzzles.


Throughout USA, Europe, Asia, Australia, South America, Caribbean.

Elaine Emery - Admissions Coordinator

Years at NESM: 5 years



  • 15 years in Business and Customer Service - CT Container Corp. and George M. Douglas Co.
  • Soup Kitchen Volunteer
  • Synagogue Volunteer
  • Mother of 2 young adults

 About Me



  • Cooking, reading, gardening, exercise and yoga.

Favorite Quote:

  • "Be kind whenever possible.  It is always possible." Dalai Lama


  • Israel, Canada, Florida, Bahamas, St. Thomas.
MEMBER of American Montessori Society
International Montessori Council
New England Association of Schools and Colleges ACCREDITED by NEASC
MEMBER of Montessori Schools of CT
Click FAST logo to apply for Click FAST logo to apply for a partial scholarship


Scholarship program available to Primary (3 - 6) and Elementary (6 - 12) aged children.  All information is provided to FAST and kept confidential to Independent School Management FAST advisors. Opens Jan. 1st for the following Fall school year.  Closes April 30th.

"The child is truly a miraculous being, and this should be felt deeply by the educator."

Dr. Maria Montessori

Some of our favorite Montessori videos on and


Visit us here: 

NESM Promo Video


Google Founders attribute success to their early years in a Montessori School:

GOOGLE Founders Talk Montessori


A day in the life of a Montessori Child:


We couldn't have said it better:


Education NEEDS to Grow with Society...TEDx Mid-Atlantic:

Click for TEDx Video with Anna Lee - Looking to Montessori to Guide Education Reform.

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