Our Staff & Faculty

Patti Andre

Patti Andre’ is our Assistant Director and Office Manager. Patti has been in childcare over 20 years and has previously taught in our Garden of Enlightenment for almost 5 years. She has her CDA and Director’s Credential from pTEC and a Master’s Degree from USF. E-mail:

Naomi Breakenridge

Ms. Naomi and her husband moved here from Alabama, where she worked for over 24 years at Joseph Bruno Montessori Academy. She received her AA in Education from North Iowa Area Community College. We are excited to have her here and being a part of the BMA family.

Pattie Eck

Ms. Pattie has been in the teaching field since 1990. She was an assistant teacher in the special education class at Safety Harbor Elementary School. She began teaching at BMA in 1997 and is the aftercare teacher. She also substitutes during the summer for teachers on vacation.

Kelsea Kennen

Ms. Kelsea is working on her degree in Early Childhood Education at S. Petersburg College. She really enjoys teaching 2’s and threes and is such a treasure in the classroom.

Ever Kirk

Ms. Ever began teaching Pre-Kindergarten in 2009. She has a B.A. in education and is Montessori trained. She has a BS in science and Home Economics. She is a teacher in the Magic-Garten classroom (2-3 year olds).

Komal Asher Julian

Ms. Komal is a certified primary teacher (3-6 years) with American Montessori International. She taught for several years at The Montessori House Day School in Tampa and at Montessori School of Cumming in Atlanta. She is very passionate about the Montessori Method of teaching, and she truly works for what is best for each individual child.

Taylor Scholfield

Ms. Taylor is native to Colorado, and when she moved here, she decided to pursue the field of childcare. She is a natural, is working on her Child Development Associate, and teaches the two and three year olds.