Wendy Duvall, Lead Teacher
Before becoming a teacher, Wendy worked in the field of graphic design. While raising her children, she realized that design and Montessori education dovetailed perfectly, combining intentional materials in a planned environment. This led her to seek her Montessori certification. In 2006 Wendy and Susie Lute founded McGuffey’s Preschool Playground program and launched the Primary program together in 2011. Wendy began teaching in the Lower Elementary classroom in 2017. In addition to her Montessori training, Wendy is a certified Orton-Gillingham instructor.

Wendy has three children who attended McGuffey and a very understanding husband. She enjoys designing Montessori materials, hanging out with family and friends, and puttering around her farm.

Mary Murray, Assistant Teacher
Mary joined McGuffey as an Assistant in Lower Elementary in 2018. Mary has a Master’s degree in Library Science from Dominican University and has advanced certification in Orton-Gillingham, a phonics based program developed for dyslexia. Mary is parent to three children. One is currently a McGuffey student and one attends Talawanda High School and one former McGuffey student who is attending college in upstate New York.

Emily Brosier, Lower Elementary Assistant + Art Teacher

Mark Radlinski, P.E. Teacher
After spending 21 years helping to build a local business, Mark came to us in 2014 excited to start a new chapter of his life at McGuffey Montessori. He has always found himself drawn to working with children and has served as a football, soccer, and basketball coach during his time in Oxford. Mark currently teaches Social Studies and History to students in the Upper Unit classroom, and Physical Education to all students at McGuffey.

Mark is married with one daughter who graduated from McGuffey. Mark enjoys reading comic books as well as riding and working on the family’s four scooters.

Elizabeth Taylor Assistant, Head of School + Music Teacher for Grades 1-8 

Elizabeth divides her time between her duties as Assistant Head of School and Music Teacher to Grades 1-8. This combined role reflects her long-term interest in management and her recognition of the crucial role music plays in the education and support of children in all areas, including academics and social learning.

Elizabeth began teaching at McGuffey in 2011 in the Primary classroom as a licensed Kindermusik teacher and obtained her Primary Montessori Certification. Before becoming a teacher and starting a family, Elizabeth was an opera and oratorio singer. Elizabeth enjoys reading, playing the ukulele, and sewing. She and her husband have two sons who attended McGuffey.

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