Meet our qualified and passionate teachers
Ms. Jennifer Brazier, Director
Ms. Jen received her BA in Elementary Education from the State University College at Buffalo, NY in 1992 and her United Montessori Association Primary Certificate in 2009. Over the course of her teaching career, she has held several certified elementary/middle school level teaching and coaching positions throughout this country and in Europe. Her favorite assignment was as a fourth grade science teacher for the Department of Dependent Schools in Hanau, Germany. She received her Musikgarten instructor certification in 2009. Jen is a certified trainer though the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), SGX (Spartan Coach) certified, and a Youth Exercise Specialist. She has helped to develop and modify Spartan Edge curriculum since 2014. She resides in Bridgeport, WV with her sons, Nathan and Charlie.
Ms. Kyra Schlosser, Director
Ms. Kyra majored in Psychology and received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Fairmont State University. She received her Montessori Primary Certification from the United Montessori Association and her Musikgarten instructor certification in 2009. After working at Chestnut Ridge Hospital as a psychometrist for many years after college, she relocated to Flagstaff, AZ. There she began her early childhood career teaching pre-kindergarten at, and ultimately directing, a large preschool. After returning to WV, she was Assistant Director at Fort New Salem, primarily developing and implementing educational programming for students and explorers of all ages. Kyra lives in the house she grew up in at Lake Floyd with her husband, Jeff, and two children, Zoe and Max. Zoe and Max still say they would like to return to their Montessori school!
Ms. Jennifer, Parker, Assistant Teacher
Ms. Jennifer Parker (AKA Ms. JP) received her Bachelor of Science degree specializing in Early Childhood, in May of 2015. She is a part-time caregiver for one of our families and has worked formally with other children in the past. She is also a Developmental Specialist with WV Birth To Three. Her natural ability and ease with the students and staff impressed us greatly when she was employed as a part time aide for TCCH. When a position opened, we were thrilled to bring her on staff. Jennifer was born in North Carolina and is now living in Bridgeport, WV. She is extremely close with her family and keeps in close contact with them, as her father is stationed in Kansas.
Ms. Dawn Woodburn, Assistant Teacher
Miss Dawn received her Bachelor of Science from Western Michigan University in 1995 with a major in Communications and a minor in Management and recently completed her Montessori Certification through the North American Montessori Center (NAMC). She has worked as a Human Resource Manager for the Washington Duke Inn and Golf Club in Durham, NC and also served as the Director of Admissions for West Virginia Junior College in Bridgeport where she worked for 5 years. She has a love for learning and for the Montessori method that she was first introduced to in college. She served as a member of the TCCH advisory board for three years and is excited to share her love of all things Montessori with the kids. She has been an active part of her church, First Presbyterian Clarksburg, where she previously served as youth group leader and most recently children’s choir director. She also competed in two Spartan endurance races in 2015. She is an avid reader, and loves to cook, clean and organize. Her most important job, which she has held since 2007, is that of mom to daughters Noelle (8) a TCCH graduate and Ivy (5) who is currently in her second year at TCCH.
Ms. Stacy Bastin, Therapist
Ms. Stacy received her Bachelor of Science from WVU and her Master of Arts from Marshall University. She has worked in a variety of settings, with children of all ages. Most recently, Ms. Stacy provides services through West Virginia Birth to Three and for ages 3-6 at TCCH, where she specializes in the brain to body connection. Ms. Stacy lives in Bridgeport with her husband and four sons; Austin, Tanner, Braden and Carson.