Lower Elementary Education
Morgan DiCaro is a Lower Elementary teacher at Beverly Hills Academy. She has also taught Upper Elementary for two years. She obtained a teaching certificate from Oakland University and graduated with a double major in Integrated Science and Language Arts. Before graduating, Mrs. DiCaro was a student teacher at Messmore Elementary where she established a love for the Montessori teaching method. Mrs. DiCaro then became Montessori trained and certified for Lower Elementary through the Michigan Montessori Education Center, and Upper Elementary Montessori trained and certified through Carey Wendell the following summer. She enjoys arts and crafts, baking, and cooking. In her spare time Mrs. DiCaro also enjoys watching (action) movies and reading (comic) books and poetry. Her favorite subjects to teach are grammar, zoology, and human biology.
Upper Elementary Education
Carey Wendell graduated from the University of California-Davis with a B.S. in Genetics. She completed her M.S. degree in Horticulture at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Mrs. Wendell also holds a Master of Arts in Teaching – Elementary Education and Education Specialist in Leadership degrees from Oakland University. In Montessori education, Mrs. Wendell is certified for Lower and Upper Elementary from the American Montessori Society and the Michigan Montessori Teacher Education Center (MMTEC) and has completed her training for Middle School at the Houston Montessori Center. She has experience working with public, charter, and private Montessori schools throughout the state. She also serves as a Montessori teacher trainer at MMTEC. When she is not teaching, Carey enjoys gardening and baking, as well as listening to and performing music. She and her husband Doug have two daughters. Liz recently graduated from Wellesley College, near Boston, while Julia is a Senior at Pratt Institute (of Art) in Brooklyn. Doug and Carey live with their two cats in Romeo, MI, home of the Michigan Peach Festival.
Amanda Loskill graduated from Oakland University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. She moved to New Orleans and obtained a State of Louisiana Teaching Certificate for grades 1– 5. When she moved back to the Detroit area, Ms. Loskill obtained a State of Michigan Teaching Certificate for grades K–8 (self-contained). She has taught in both Louisiana and Michigan elementary schools since 2014. She obtained Montessori training at BHA in 2018 and has been teaching Lower Elementary for 2 years. Ms. Loskill's hobbies include sports (especially hockey), cooking, and playing card and board games.
Rania Alsasa graduated from Oakland University with a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education (majoring in mathematics). Mrs. Alsasa completed her student teaching at Beverly Hills Academy and was trained by Carey Wendell. Mrs. Alsasa also holds a degree in Early Childhood Education from Oakland Community College. Rania has many years of experience teaching at Huda School and Dar al Huda. Mrs. Alsasa strives to instill a love of learning in her students that will make them lifelong achievers. In her free time, Rania enjoys spending time with her family and being outdoors.
Tom Fullam has been a Montessori teacher since 1992. He holds an Early Childhood, Lower Elementary, and Upper Elementary credentials from the American Montessori Society, as well as a Master of Arts Degree in Teaching from Wayne State University. Additionally, Mr. Fullam holds a degree in Spanish Language and Literature. He has lived and worked in New York, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and Michigan. In addition to teaching, Mr. Fullam tutors and advocates for students with special needs.