Carly Greene – Director/Infant Community Guide
Carly, a native of Rutledge, GA, moved to Savannah to attend Armstrong Atlantic State University, earning a Bachelor’s degree Spanish. After working as an assistant at Old Peachtree Montessori School in the Infant Community room, Carly decided to train at the International Montessori Training Institute to become a Montessori guide. She earned a Master’s in Education from Loyola University and completed the Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) training at the International Montessori Training Institute in Atlanta, GA.
In 2019, Carly was accepted to The Montessori Institute in Denver, Colorado, where she obtained her Assistants to Infancy (0-3 years) certification. She is now our lead guide in our Infant Community classroom, as well as the Director of EMCC.
Carly has two dogs; Lina, a Chihuahua and miniature Yorkie mix and Walter, Rottweiler mix. She enjoys spending time with her family, going camping, hiking, practicing yoga, and listening to a broad range of music.
Infant Community Practical Life lesson
Tandy Krajec – Primary Casa Guide
Ms. Tandy had been working in early childhood education since 2012 first as a Pre-K assistant teacher and a School-age teacher in a day care which is when she discovered she best likes working with children under 6. She completed her AMI Primary (3-6) Montessori training in 2015 through the International Montessori Training Institute in Atlanta, along with Ms. Carly Greene. She also obtained her Master’s of Education in Montessori from Loyola University in Baltimore, Maryland in 2015. She completed a BFA in Art Education (with a concentration in Sculpture) from Georgia State University in Atlanta. Before moving to Savannah in 2020, Ms. Tandy was a lead guide at a growing AMI certified Montessori school in Gwinnett County where her parents still live.
Ms. Tandy integrates her interest and skills in art and ASL (American Sign Language) into the daily classroom experience. She is a NAMI (National Alliance Mental Illness) presenter for Ending the Silence courses, and is a Positive Discipline ECE trainer and a trained Parent Educator through the Positive Discipline Association. In her previous life, she was a Build-A-Bear Workshop manager and has experience as an adjunct college art professor.
Ms. Tandy is involved as a volunteer with CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), she is a Junior League member, and is a long time volunteer with Cub Scouts and Venture Scouts through the Boy Scouts of America. In her free time she enjoys stand up comedy, attending concerts and live theatre/musicals.
Primary Casa lesson