• Jessica Langley

    Director

    Ms. Jessica gained interest in Montessori while her twin daughters attended a Montessori Toddler Program in Key West, FL. She completed her Montessori Infant/Toddler Teacher Certification at Village Montessori Training Center in Miami, FL. Jessica holds a Bachelor's of Science in Nursing from the University of Central Florida. Prior to joining the Galilee family, she worked as a Registered Nurse in adult and pediatric Intensive Care Units. Jessica resides in Virginia Beach with her husband, Peter, and their three daughters. They enjoy spending time riding bikes and having dance parties in their living room.



  • Anne Stackhouse

    Curriculum Coordinator and Art Teacher

    Ms Anne grew up in Michigan and relocated the Norfolk, Va. in 1985. She joined Galilee Montessori community in 2016. She has her Bachelor’s in Elementary Education and is certified in both Primary and Lower Elementary. She has been teaching Montessori for over thirty-five years. Anne and her husband live in Norfolk and enjoy biking and their OBX beach house.

  • Cheryl Ivey

    General Classroom Assistant and Administrative Assistant


  • Erica Sires

    Lead Teacher, Children's House 1

    Ms. Erica, an Old Dominion University graduate, has been working in early childhood education since October 2017. She currently lives in Virginia Beach with her dog, Toby. She enjoys being outside, practicing yoga, and cooking. 

  • Monik Plonka

    Children's House 1 Assistant and Spanish Teacher

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  • Kylie Costanzo

    Lead Teacher, Children's House 2

    Ms. Kylie joined the Galilee Montessori community in 2016 as an assistant in the All Day Montessori program, as well as with nap-time. She is referred to as the "Nap Whisperer" due to her uncanny ability to get the nappers to sleep with ease. Kylie is currently an intern in Children's House I as she completes her Montessori Primary Certification. She is also a full-time student at Old Dominion University and will complete her Bachelor's Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies this spring. Kylie enjoys spending time with her friends, family and two dogs.

  • Becky Costanzo

    Children's House 2 Assistant

    Ms. Becky joined Galilee Montessori in the fall of 2015. Originally from Ohio, Becky, her husband and two daughters relocated to Virginia Beach in 2009. Becky is very involved at her church and enjoys spending time at the beach!

  • Maria Koster
    Assistant, Children's House 2

    Ms. Maria, a native of Colombia, moved to the United States in 2008. She earned her Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education from Marshall University and has been working with children of all ages for the past five years. Maria lives in Virginia Beach with her husband, Marcelo, and their chocolate lab, Moche. She enjoys outdoor activities and spending time with her family.

  • Elizabeth Serre

    Lead Teacher, Children's House 3

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  • Kumiko Hall

    Children's House 3 Intern

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  • Sarah Coles
    Lead Teacher, Lower Elementary

    Ms. Sarah began her Montessori journey when her oldest son entered Children’s House III in 2012. She holds a Bachelor's in Elementary Education from the University of New Orleans. She is presently working towards earning her Montessori certification in both lower and upper elementary from the Center for Guided Montessori Studies. Sarah lives in Virginia Beach with her husband, Joseph, their two boys, and the family dog, Kaelo.

  • Magali Fisher

    Lead Teacher, Upper Elementary 

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  • Dennise Raffo

    Assistant, Aftercare Program

    Ms. Dennise, also known as our resident "Mother Goose," joined Galilee Montessori in January of 2015. She began her teaching career at St. Christopher's in Richmond and has taught for over 35 years. Dennise, her husband, George, and their dog, Clarkie, live in Virginia Beach. She enjoys reading, spending time with her grandchildren and taking Clarkie for walks.

  • Betsy Duffy

    Kindergarten  & Elementary PE Teacher

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