markMark Oliva – Co-Director and Teacher

MA – Emerson College
BA – Connecticut College
Montessori Preprimary Credential- NEMTEC (New England Montessori Teacher Education Center)

Mark periodically lectures Montessori teacher candidates
and over the years coached a number of area youth soccer and lacrosse teams.


victoriaVictoria M Oliva – Co-Director, Business Manager,  and Teacher

BA  – Connecticut College
K-8 teacher certification – Connecticut College

Victoria volunteers her time with organizations that support families.  She currently serves on the Board of Directors of Riverside Community Care and the Adirondack League Club.  She also served on the Boards of Cambridge Youth Soccer and YogaHOPE.

Mark & Victoria have two grown children.



Tara Rachel Jones – Yoga Instructor

BA – Simmons College
M.Ed – Antioch New England Graduate University
Montessori Preprimary Credential – NEMTEC 
Waldorf Teaching Credential
Yoga Certificate- E-RYT-500, RCYT

Tara Rachel brings her considerable training to the lives of children with her yoga stories and movement class.
She has been teaching Spring Hill Montessori students for over a decade.


ruthRuth Blackburn – Music & Eurythmics Instructor

BA – University of Pennsylvania
MA & Delcroze Certificate – Longy School of Music
Attended New England Conservatory

Ruth is an accomplished musician, private teacher, and performer with over ten years teaching Spring Hill Montessori students.