Our Team



Laura is Executive Director, Elementary Program Level II and Level III Catechist, and Sacramental Program Coordinator at John XXIII Montessori Children’s Center in Front Royal, VA. A Montessori child herself, she and her husband, Mark, incorporated Montessori principles in the home education of their nine children. Since being introduced to the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd program in 2000, Laura has received CGS certification in Levels I, II, III, and Infant-Toddler, and is additionally recognized as a CGS National Formation Leader.



Maggie has been an AMI Montessori certified teacher at the Assistant to Infancy (0-3), Primary (3-6), and Elementary (6-12) levels for over twenty-five years, and has a great passion for the Montessori approach to human development. She has been a certified Formation Leader with the National Association of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd at Level I for over ten years, and is working toward completing her Level II Formation Leader credential.


Heather Hambleton
Executive Director

Heather Hambleton is grateful on a daily basis that she was introduced to Maria Montessori’s insights and the Catechesis of the Good Sheperd, and that she has been able to share the Atrium with her four children. Heather has completed several levels of CGS Formation and is excited to share this work with other families.

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Kristina Fox
Center Director

Kristina Fox is a long-time Montessori parent who discovered the Atrium through her school search for her children. She is a founding member of Renaissance Montessori School and now serves RMS as Principal. She feels blessed to be part of an amazing and growing community of Faith filled people.