Our Montessori Life Team

Lydia Stephens


"And blessed is she who believed that there would be a fulfillment of what was spoken to her from the Lord" - Luke 1:45 

Lydia is the Owner and Director of Montessori Life. She earned her bachelor's of science degree in Nursing from Case Western Reserve University and has a collective 7 years of experience in early childhood education. Lydia enjoys creating new ways to learn and is excited to support the teachers and students on their learning journeys. Lydia is a mom of 4 and enjoys sightseeing with her family. Montessori Life is her passion and she is excited to lead staff and families on this journey.

Brandi Crawford

Lead Preschool Teacher

"Kids deserve the right to think that they can can change the world."

- Lois Lowery  

Brandi is a vibrant Lead Teacher at Montessori Life. She earned her Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of Akron. Brandi brings her diverse classroom experience and bubbly personality to our program. When Brandi isn't teaching she enjoys playing with her cat, napping and spending time with her husband. Brandi is passionate about establishing a proficient continuum of learning at home. When your family joins the journey, Mrs.Crawford will be there to guide you! 

Roseanne Cantale

Administrative Assistant

"Integrity is doing the right thing, even when no one is watching."

 - C.S. Lewis

Roseanne is the friendly Receptionist at Montessori Life. She earned her Bachelor's of Science Degree in Photo Illustration from Kent State University and has extensive training and experience in Information Technology. Roseanne Is passionate about creativity, travel and hearing peoples' stories. She is an amazing asset to Montessori Life and is here to help you navigate this preschool journey. In her past time, Roseanne loves playing with her dogs, kayaking and taking photographs! Should you call, visit or message us with a question, Roseanne's will be the friendly face you see and welcoming voice you hear.

Janice Stephens

Program Assistant

"Don't worry about anything, but pray about everything. With thankful hearts offer up your prayers and requests to God" -

Philippians 4:6 

Mrs. Janice is our insightful part-time program assistant. She has more than 11 years of experience in the public preschool classroom. Her gentle approach brings a palpable warmth to our classroom and great wisdom to our team. When she's not pouring into the students at Montessori Life, Mrs. Janice is catching up with her family and friends from England and spending quality time with her children and grandchildren. Even the most restless child will feel comforted and supported with Mrs. Janice by their side.  

For You!

Lead Preschool Teacher

We are looking to add a Lead Preschool Teacher to our team!

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We are searching for a reliable, trustworthy, and innovative Montessori Teacher to join our Montessori Life Community. The Montessori Teacher’s responsibilities include creating lesson plans and curricula focused on developing social, physical, intellectual, and emotional skills, assessing children’s individual needs, and communicating with parents as required. You should be able to create a nurturing, stimulating classroom where every child feels included.

You do not need a Montessori Certification but you must be willing to obtain one. To be successful as a Montessori Teacher, you should be a lifelong learner who inspires a love for learning in your students. Outstanding candidates can accept failure, learn from their mistakes, and embrace creativity and independence.

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Macedonia, OH 44056


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