Middle School Teachers

Diana Packer, Adolescent Program Coordinator and Guide

Diana holds a B.Mus. in Viola Performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music, and Chef Certification from the International Culinary Arts and Sciences Institute.  After earning a PreK-3 State teaching license through Notre Dame College of Ohio, she pursued Montessori Elementary training and completed the AMI/NAMTA Montessori Orientation to Adolescent Studies.  She was a freelance musician for many years, owned a catering business and worked as a Montessori middle school tutor and substitute guide before joining the staff at Cleveland Montessori.  She has two daughters and four cats, and enjoys writing, nature photography, and creating art and crafts.

Diane Haughney, Adolescent Guide

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 wilderess training as well as many years of backpacking experiences, with groups and solo, in North American mountains and the Chilean Andes.

David Bartholow, Adolescent Guide

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 Environnmental 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.