markMark Oliva – Director and Teacher

BA – Connecticut College
MA – Emerson 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 – Business Manager, Admissions Director, 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 is the Co-Chair of The Guidance Center’s Board of Advisors.  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.