Meet The Countryside Team
“An ordinary teacher cannot be transformed into a Montessori teacher, but must be created anew, having rid themselves of pedagogical prejudices.” - Maria Montessori
Founder & Director
Patty has been at CMP since the beginning with over 30 years of experience working with children and parents. She is a Montessori Directress and co-director of the school. Patty has 3 children (all alumni of CMP). She enjoys spending time with her family, walking her dogs, traveling, and getting involved in her community.
Founder & Director
Debby has been with CMP since its inception co-director of the school. Debby is a Montessori Directress and brings more than 20 years of experience working with children and their families. She is the mother of 3 boys and stays busy working in the yard, traveling, reading, and enjoying her family.
Cory has been with CMP since 2014. She is a Montessori Alumni and followed her calling to her Montessori Training after receiving her Early Childhood Degree from UW Milwaukee. She is a Montessori Directress and CMP Kindergarten Teacher. She enjoys swimming, family time, and the outdoors.
Alysia returned to CMP in 2014, after a 7 year sabbatical. Alysia resides in the Sauk Area with her 2 children and family. She is passionate about the outdoors, and teaching children. In her free time Alysia enjoys spending time with family, art, and anything that brings her closer to nature.
Helen returned to CMP in 2019 after raising her daughter, and son (CMP alumni). She and her husband reside in Madison. She enjoys spending time with family, devoting time to healthy living, and most recently her passion for Young Living Oils. Helen brings over 30 years of experience working with young children.
Danielle joined Countryside in fall of 2021. Danielle has been teaching in the Madison area since 2008. New adventures in nature never get old to Danielle! She is passionate about staying healthy and active, especially in regards to plants and animals.