Faculty & Staff

“The teacher, when she begins work in our schools, must have a kind of faith that the child will reveal himself through work.”

(The Absorbent Mind, Dell Publishing, 1984, p. 270)


Charlotte Wood-Wilson is the interim director of the Montessori Teacher Education Program. She currently teaches Perceptual Development, and Materials and Project Design classes. Charlotte teaches at Westminster School in the 3-6 Montessori program, she has also taught 5-7 year olds in a Montessori environment. She holds an AMS 3-6 certificate.

Anna Marquardt holds her M. Ed. in Early Childhood Education from Oklahoma City University and is an AMS Certified Montessori 3-6 teacher. She also holds a B.A. in Environmental Studies and Botany from the University of Oklahoma. She has been a lead teacher in Montessori schools for the past five years. Prior to becoming a Montessorian, she worked on organic farms around the state of Oklahoma and in various childcare settings. She believes in Montessori as a vehicle for world peace. Anna currently teaches the Perceptual Development course in the Montessori program.

Kathy Carey currently teaches Sensory Motor Learning and presents Brain Development at the spring seminar. Kathy has worked in a Montessori program with children 3-7 years of age. She is the co-editor of Montessori Life and is director of the family services and child development program at Rose State College. Kathy holds an AMS 3-6 certificate.

Harbour Winn teaches the Psychological Bases of Learning in Childhood and has taught the language course in the past. He also presents during the spring seminar on Multiple Intelligence. He has worked in a Montessori 3-6 classroom for 10 years; then 7 years in a Montessori oriented self-contained third grade classroom. Harbour is a full-time faculty member at OCU in the English Department. Harbour holds an AMS 3-6 certificate.

Jane E. Thompson teaches the language class. She also presents a session on Classroom Management during the fall seminar. Jane has taught in a Montessori 3-6 environment for 22 years and has taught in a Montessori oriented first grade classroom the last four years. Jane has developed a language class based upon Montessori Philosophy that she teaches at a local community college. Jane has AMS EC 3-6 and E-1 certificates.

Robin Bailor teaches the Montessori Math course and the Cultural and Social Studies Seminar. Robin taught in a public school Montessori program prior to teaching at St. Mary’s. Robin teaches 3-6 year olds at the Montessori House, St. Mary’s in Guthrie. Robin holds an AMS 3-6 certificate and an Elementary Certificate.