Montessori educators say that the world of the child is full of sights and sounds which first appear to be chaotic. From this chaos, children gradually create order and learn to distinguish among the impressions that assail their senses. Slowly but surely, they gain mastery of themselves and of their environment.


Diane Roberto

Directress of the morning 3- to 6-year-old class. She acquired her B.A. from Manhattanville College, a Master of Arts from John Carroll University, and her AMS Primary Diploma from Fairleigh Dickinson University. “It is a joy and privilege to work with Horizon’s children and their incredibly supportive families- every day brings new wonders!”


Anna Tigay

Assistant in the Toddler Class. She earned her teaching degree from Odessa State in Ukraine. “I like the creative, peaceful and friendly environment at Horizon.”


Elizabeth Hutton

Directress of the Toddler Class and the directress of the afternoon kindergarten room. She acquired a B.A. in Psychology from Kent State University, received a Master of Education from Xavier University, and earned her Early Childhood Credential from the American Montessori Society. “I really enjoy what great parents Horizon Montessori School has. I also love the size of the school- Horizon is like a large extended family which allows for a better student-parent-teacher relationship.”


Melissa Guinn

Co-director of the Enrichment Class. She received her Associate’s Degree from Lakeland Community College and her Early Childhood Credential from Walsh University. “I think of Montessori daily, granting myself the grace to grow as a teacher in unity with the other educators and families of Horizon.”


Jenifer McQuarie

Diane’s assistant in the morning class.  Jen is a native New Mexican, born and raised in Albuquerque.  She has her NCME training, and has worked in Montessori schools for over fifteen years.

“I enjoy the nurturing environment between the students and teachers at Horizon Montessori.”


Joanna Smith

The Enrichment class assistant for both the morning and afternoon sessions. She has a B.S. in Psychology and an M.Ed. degree in Adult Learning and Development from Cleveland State University. “Horizon has a peaceful family atmosphere where children can focus on learning. I love the excitement that the children have for learning.”


Janine Barwick

One of our morning office managers.  She graduated from Brigham Young University with a B.S. in Elementary Education and has spent the last several years providing child care in her home. “My favorite thing about Horizon is watching the children grow mentally, emotionally and socially.  I have noticed improvement in all of the children in the short time I have been here.  I also like how friendly everyone is.


Lauri Kerr

One of the school’s office managers. She has been with Horizon Montessori School since 2011. Lauri obtained her B.S. in Political Science and an Associates Degree in Paralegal Studies. She worked for a graphic design company in Rhode Island, a law firm in Utah as a paralegal, and a national trucking company in Utah as the office manager. She loves working at Horizon Montessori School because, “It is close to home and I love seeing the children progress from the beginning of their time here to when they leave.”


Coraine Tate

Our afternoon office manager. She holds a degree in vocal performance from St. Olaf College, and is currently in her first year of the Artist Diploma program at the Cleveland Institute of Music. She has spent many summers working with children in the American Boychoir School and the Stangland Youth Choral Academy at the Oregon Bach Festival. “It is wonderful watching the children at Horizon Montessori question, investigate, collaborate, and grow in an engaging environment.”