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Mr. Scott & Ms. Shay

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SCOTT DEFRESNE
Lower Elementary Lead Teacher

Mr. Scott was born and raised in Wisconsin. He attended Northern Michigan University, Michigan Tech. University and The University of Wisconsin Madison. Mr.Scott took a few years off from college and worked at the U.S. Courthouse in Madison, Wisconsin. In 1994 he met his soul mate, moved to Charleston, got married, finished school and raised a family. He holds a B.S. in Special Education from the College of Charleston and has a 6-9 Montessori certificate. He resides in downtown Charleston with his wife Kathryn Cullinan and two beautiful daughters Emma and Caroline. Scott was hired in November 2010 to provide academic support in the classrooms. " I believe that with the right school, teacher and time all children can learn." When not working at ECMCS, he enjoys time with his family, gardening, bee keeping, raising backyard chickens, painting, fishing, and kayaking.








SHAY ZEPP
Lower Elementary Assistant Teacher

Ms. Shay was born in Charleston and raised in Mount Pleasant.   She graduated from Wofford College with a B.A. in English and received her Master's Degree in Teaching for Elementary Education from the College of Charleston.   She is a state certified teacher with experience teaching elementary and preschool  since 1997.  She is also a mother to Lower Elementary student Baylor Zepp. Shay fell in love with ECMCS when she saw the love and light of learning restored in her own child's eyes through the Montessori method.   Now, she is so thankful to be a part of this school and share that light with other families.  Shay is currently in training for Montessori certification for Lower Elementary.
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