• 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.



  • Aimee Shenigo

    Assistant Director

    Ms. Aimee joined Galilee Montessori in 2016 as the Elementary Spanish Teacher and assumed the role of Assistant Director in 2018. She has taught elementary for 18 years, spending seven years as the lead Lower School Spanish teacher at Cape Henry Collegiate. She holds two undergraduate degrees from Radford University; a BBA in Marketing and a Bachelor's in Spanish. In addition, she holds a current State of Virginia teaching License in Spanish for prekindergarten through grade 12. During the summer months, Aimee and her family enjoy traveling, outdoor activities and photography.

  • Andi Beam

    Lead Teacher, Toddler


  • Becky Costanzo

    Lead Teacher, Children's House 1A

    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!

  • Erica Sires

    Lead Teacher, Children's House 1B

    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. 

  • 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.

  • Ashley Bauer

    Lead Teacher, Children's House 3

    Ms. Ashley grew up in Gloucester, VA and is a graduate of Virginia Wesleyan College. While at school, she studied Elementary Education and worked in the Recreation Sports and Outdoor Activities office. She has been a part of Galilee Montessori for over five years. Ashley completed her primary Montessori Training in the summer of 2014. Ashley, her husband and their two German Shepherds enjoy spending time at the beach.



  • Anne Stackhouse

    Lead Teacher, Lower Elementary

    Ms. Anne earned her Bachelor's in Elementary Education from Defiance College in Ohio. Originally from Michigan, Anne relocated to Norfolk, VA in 1985 to pursue her career as a Montessori teacher. More than thirty years later, Anne continues to instill a love of learning in her students. Certified in both Primary and Lower Elementary, her wealth of knowledge is a treasure that benefits our entire school community. Anne and her husband live in Norfolk and enjoy going to the theater and traveling. 

  • Sarah Coles
    Lead Teacher, Upper 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.

  • Cheryl Ivey

    Toddler Assistant


  • Monik Plonka

    Children's House 1A Assistant

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  • Kumiko Hall

    Children's House 1B Assistant

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  • Maria Koster
    Spanish Teacher & 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.

  • Kylee Schoolcraft

    Lower Elementary Assistant


  • 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

    Elementary PE Teacher

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  • Mya Gill

    Music Teacher and Chapel Leader

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