Pre-Primary Staff

marguritesmuthers Marguerite Smothers PrePrimary Directress

Marguerite graduated from Massasoit Community College in Florida and received her Montessori training from MITE in Delaware. Marguerite’s three children graduated from CACC-MS and she has been with our school since 1992.  Her hobbies include gardening, kayaking and going to museums.

 kimberlydonovan  Kimberly DonovanPrePrimary Assistant Teacher
Kim graduated from St. Mark’s High School.  She spent several years working in both a business and school environment. She joined our school  in 2008. Kim enjoys running, the beach, taking her dog for walks and spending time with her son.
 Nancy MerenaPrePrimary Assistant Teacher

Nancy began her Montessori teaching career at CACC and taught here for 13 years before moving on to St. Matthews School, where she taught for 14 years. We were delighted to welcome Nancy back in 2007 where she remained for another 6 years. In 2016, Nancy returned once again as an Assistant. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her grandchildren.

christyhoffmann Christy Hofmanner – PrePrimary Directress

Christy relocated from Virginia where she was a teacher at the Brooksfield Montessori School and joined our school in 2001.  In addition to her Montessori training, she has a degree in Anthropology and Elementary Education.  She enjoys watching movies, traveling, reading and spending time with her son.

 danielleeckrich Danielle Eckrich – PrePrimary Assistant Teacher

Danielle has a degree in Sociology from Queens College in New York and her Montessori teaching certification from MITE.  After many years in the corporate world, she chose to go in a different direction and joined us in 2006.  Her hobbies include hiking, riding and reading.

Beth Zimmerman – PrePrimary Assistant Teacher

Beth is a former CACC parent who has worked as both a secondary English and Special Education teacher. She joined our school in 2011. As a native Delawarean, Beth is a graduate of Ursuline Academy and the University of Delaware. She loves to travel in her spare time.