- About Us
Johanna Garvey Rubin is pleased to join the Cleveland Montessori team as the Adolescent program’s coordinator.
Johanna’s background includes teaching in both traditional and Montessori classrooms. She also brings
to the classroom a medical background and wealth of experiences including the raising of her own
children. She is excited about the incorporation of spirituality into the classroom through the Catechesis
of the Good Shepherd.
Diane holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from The City University of New York, an M.A. in Spanish from Middlebury College Graduate School of Languages in Madrid, Spain, and a B.A. in Hispanic Studies from Vassar College. She taught political science at various universities including Johns Hopkins, Bucknell University, Xavier University, and Bates College where she also taught field courses in the Chilean Andes. She taught Spanish and history at the high school level for many years. She has wilderness training as well as many years of backpacking experiences, with groups and solo, in North American mountains and the Chilean Andes.
David Bartholow grew up in Fort Collins, CO, and moved east to attend Cornell University School of Engineering, where he learned a few things about what he did not want to do when he grew up. Much later, he discovered his interest in nature and ecology and returned to school to earn undergraduate and graduate degrees in Environmental Science and Biology at John Carroll University where he later taught introductory biology classes. David joined the adolescent team Cleveland Montessori in 2019 where his son is also an elementary student.