Holly McKee (Ms. Holly) is SCPC’s Lead Teacher and Director. She is passionate about education and believes that it is the key to helping children and adults understand and appreciate the world around them. Her philosophy views education as not just a child’s intellectual growth, but their social, emotional, and physical growth as well. SCPC was fortunate to find Ms. Holly, who began with the school in 2019, where she brings with her over 20 years of experience in education.
Introduced to the Montessori Method of teaching in 1996 while working for Patuxent Montessori School in Bowie, she quickly fell in love. Her greatest interest is with the youngest children, who are little sponges and soak up so much information from their environment. She went on to establish the Toddler Classroom at Patuxent Montessori School.
Ms. Holly is originally from New England and moved to this region in 1991. Her children, Heather and Connor, who are now attend Southern High School, attended elementary school at the Naval Academy Primary School located on the Naval Station. Ms. Holly worked in their Pre-K program, assisted the first and second grade, taught Spanish and Computer class for three years, and directed their summer camp for four years. When she’s not busy teaching, Heather and Connor keep her busy with track, soccer, and youth group activities. Connor is in his third year as class president and Heather loves art and music. Ms. Holly is an active runner and joined the cross-country coaching staff at Southern High School, enjoying seeing the team grow as athletes and young adults. She also likes spending time with her dog Marley and cat Gus.
Ms. Holly holds a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Management from Johnson & Wales University in Rhode Island and an Assistant to Infancy diploma from the The Montessori Institute in Denver, CO. She completes her 90-hour Lead Teacher Certification in March of 2019.
A note from Ms. Holly: I’m honored to be a part of this school, know that I am here to guide your children on their path through play, social interactions, and sharing.