Mrs. Cross joined Westmont’s faculty in 1984 as an Early Childhood teacher and became Head of School in 2008. A native of Ireland, she attended Sion Hill College in Dublin, Ireland, where she received AMI Primary, Elementary, and Special Education certification in Montessori Education. She has a BA in Humanities from Thomas Edison College and a certification in Montessori School Management from the Center for Montessori Education.
Before arriving at Westmont, Mrs. Cross implemented a Montessori Elementary program at the V.S.M. Academy in Monmouth County, NJ. She also taught in the elementary program at the Hilltop Country Day School in Sparta, NJ. She took a leave of absence from teaching when her children were born and returned to Westmont in 1998, serving as an Early Childhood teacher. In 1999 Mrs. Cross became the Kindergarten teacher. Throughout her professional career, she worked on curriculum development, was a consultant, served as an evaluator for Middle States Accreditation, and was a member of Westmont’s Education and 3-6 Committees.
Mrs. Cross is very much involved in Montessori advocacy and serves as the secretary for the New Jersey Montessori Association Corporation, an organization dedicated to the advancement and support of Montessori Education in New Jersey. She is also a Field Consultant for interns completing their Montessori Certification at Princeton Center Teacher Education.
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Auris Vanderbilt joined the Westmont Montessori School in 2007. Mrs. Vanderbilt holds a degree in Economics and Political Science from Rutgers University. She worked in various capacities in the Mortgage Banking field for 15 years before taking a leave of absence to raise her three children. All three children are Montessori alumni, two of whom are Westmont alumni. Her belief in Montessori education and dedication to its advancement brought her to a career at Westmont as its Director of Admissions.
Two of her children are Westmont Kindergarten graduates.
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