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    Ellyn Einhorn
    Co-curriculars
    Science/Outdoor Classroom Specialist
    2010
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    Bio
     
    A nature lover and wildlife enthusiast, Ellyn is the Science/Outdoor Classroom specialist for Lower Elementary and Children's House and an instructor in our After-School Program. Before becoming a Montessori teacher, she worked as the Education Coordinator/Teacher Naturalist at Mass Audubon in Marshfield for 23 years. Ellyn began her Montessori career as a Lower Elementary classroom teacher at Inly and the Bridgeview Montessori School in Sagamore, Mass. She received her Montessori certification from Seacoast Montessori Training Center in New Hampshire. 
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    Matt Hollenback
    Co-curriculars
    Innovation Teacher (UE & MS)
    2018
    Bio
     
    Designing, creating and tinkering with different 3-D materials for more than a decade, Matt was destined to work and teach in a makerspace, it seems. As he puts it, his position in the da Vinci Studio encapsulates all of his passions. Currently enrolled in Lesley University’s graduate program, he is on course to receive a Master of Education with a focus on Creative Arts in Learning in 2020.
     
    After years of experience building and installing exhibits in NYC art galleries and museums, Matt was named Chief Preparator at the Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, NY. He loved working with the artifacts, from Pyrex bowls to ancient Egyptian glass cups, as well as with curators and contractors to design, fabricate and eventually build exhibits for the museum. 
     
    A teacher, learner and traveler with many interests, Matt earned a dual-degree B.A. in Political Science and Journalism from Purchase College in 2004. During college he studied abroad in Vietnam and France, and then headed to South Korea to teach English on a Fulbright Fellowship. 
     
    When not working, Matt can be found fishing on the shore, walking through the woods, tending to a garden or daydreaming about all of the above. His favorite hobbies include building guitars from scratch and working with stained glass.
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    Kelley Huxtable
    Library, Co-curriculars
    Technology Integrationist
    2011
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    Bio
     
    Kelley has a B.A. in Management (with a concentration in Management Information Systems) from Babson College and a Master’s in Library and Information Science from Simmons College. Prior to joining Inly she worked as a quality assurance engineer in Silicon Valley, Systems Librarian for the Old Colony Library Network, an Associate Director of Technology for the Healey Library at UMass Boston and Director of Information Services at Beaver Country Day School. When not fiddling with technology or teaching Lego robotics, Kelley loves to spend time with her family and volunteer. She has run three Boston Marathons (two of them for Dana Farber) and has volunteered at numerous national parks with the Wilderness Volunteers Organization.
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    Meri-Lee Mafera
    Music, Co-curriculars
    Music Instructor K–8
    2005
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    Meri-Lee is a graduate of the Juilliard School of Music, where she obtained her B.F.A. in piano and vocal performance. She completed her graduate studies at Boston University and the Guildhall School of Music in London. Some of her favorite summers have been spent performing and teaching at Tanglewood. Broadway credits include Pippin and Godspell. She has provided music direction and has performed for numerous organizations throughout the Northeast. She has contracted the orchestras for the Wang Theater in Boston and has served as musical director for their Young at Arts program.

    Now in her fourteenth year as Music Instructor at Inly, Meri-Lee looks forward to many more. She is the founder and artistic director of the South Shore's Family Performing Arts Center/Kidspot and serves as director of music at St. Christine's Church in Marshfield.
     
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    Marisol Martinez
    Co-curriculars
    Spanish Instructor (TH/CH)
    2011
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    Marisol attended college and worked in the city of Monterrey, Mexico for several years. After studying psychology and nursing, she gained experience in early childhood education at Crece y Aprende, a child care and kindergarten program in Monterrey. After moving to the States, Marisol spent several years working as a dedicated au pair in Connecticut and Massachusetts. Mari is thrilled to continue her work with children at Inly, where she teaches Spanish in both the Toddler and Children’s House programs.
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    Thomas Mbungo
    Co-curriculars
    PE/Athletics
    2019
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    Mary McKelvey
    Library, Co-curriculars
    Assistant Librarian
    2013
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    Gregory Pehrson
    Co-curriculars
    Spanish Teacher (UE & MS)
    2018
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    Bio
     
    A multi-instrumentalist with multiple areas of specialization, Greg is passionate about world music, world languages and intercultural collaboration. He graduated from Brown University in 2000 with a B.A. in Sociology (and experience leading music camps and percussion ensembles) and earned a teaching certificate in Social Studies through Brown’s Undergraduate Teacher Education Program. Early on he taught English and Social Studies at Wellspring School, a K–8 experimental school in Providence, and years later specialized in 4th–8th grade Spanish at Bridgeview Montessori School on Cape Cod. In between those two chapters, he perfected his Spanish skills at a language school in Xela, Guatemala. 
     
    In addition to teaching, Greg has extensive experience in community organizing and leadership development, serving in leadership roles himself for several organizations. Since 2014, he has worked as Director of Capacity for the Immigrant Worker Center Collaborative, bringing organizations together across language — Chinese, Brazilian Portuguese, Spanish and several indigenous languages including Kiche (Guatemala) and Kichua (Ecuador). 
     
    When not working, Greg loves hiking, backpacking and having adventures big and small with his wife Amy and daughter Mazey. Frequently seen around campus with a flute, guitar or hand drum, he loves bringing live music to his Spanish classes.
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    Colleen Quinn
    Movement, Co-curriculars
    Movement Arts and Theater Instructor
    2001
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    Bio
     
    Colleen serves as the movement and theater instructor for all levels at Inly. She also teaches music to the youngest Inly students and directs and choreographs several of the School’s productions. Colleen has her M.F.A. in dance from Smith College and danced professionally in New York for eight years. A former member of the touring Isadora Duncan International Institute Dancers, she currently teaches the Isadora Duncan dance technique at the Hingham Community Center. Colleen is also a founding teacher and now Assistant Director of Summer Stars Camp for the Performing Arts.
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    Shelley Sommer
    Middle School, Library, Co-curriculars
    Head Librarian & Literature Teacher
    2000
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    Shelley joined our staff after working for 15 years as director of public relations for the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston. 

    She holds a B.A. in political science from the University of Dayton and an M.A. in children’s literature from Simmons College. 

    In the Middle School, Shelley kicks off all the literature books with thematically integrated readings. She is also a writing coach and brings her exeperience as a published author to bear on many aspects of the writing and research curriculum. 

    Shelley’s first biography for young readers, John F. Kennedy: His Life and Legacy, was published in 2005 by Harper-Collins Children’s Books. Her second biography, Hammerin’ Hank Greenberg (2011, Boyds Mills Press), was named a 2012 Sydney Taylor Honor Book and a 2012 Boston Authors Club Finalist. 

    Every day Shelley inspires the Inly students and staff to read, by sharing her infectious love of books. Her blog about books, Sommer Reading, has a wide public following. She is also a reviewer for School Library Journal and local radio station, WATD.  
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    Annemarie Whilton
    Co-curriculars
    Art Instructor
    2006
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    Bio
     
    Annemarie joined the Inly faculty in 2006, after having taught in Cohasset High School’s Art Department. She received a B.A. from Vanderbilt University and her M.L.A. from Harvard University, Ext. School. Her master’s thesis was titled, “Using a Visual Dialogue Approach to Art Education” (Harvard University Press). A member of the South Shore Art Center and the Cambridge Art Association, Annemarie is an active artist who enters her works (drawing, painting, printmaking) in yearly shows. Besides art, her interests include her three children, ashtanga yoga, and enjoying a good laugh.
We are so grateful for the teachers, administration and staff at Inly for providing such a comfortable, welcoming and positive place for our son to learn. Not only have we seen positive changes in his academics, but he has truly grown as a person—one who is comfortable with his own voice.
– Christine P’22

Inly School

46 Watch Hill Drive | Scituate, MA 02066
Tel: 781-545-5544 | Fax: 781-545-6522
Welcome to Inly, a private, independent Montessori school with innovative programs that inspire toddlers, preschool and K-8 students to become independent, lifelong learners. Our inviting community draws students from 20 towns on the South Shore of Boston,
including Scituate, Cohasset, Hingham, Norwell, Hanover, Marshfield, Pembroke, Plymouth and Hull.