A Warm Welcome to Our New Faculty and Staff

We are pleased to welcome a lineup of talented, creative individuals to the Inly faculty/staff team this fall. They each bring marvelous energy and enthusiasm and we look forward to their role in carrying out the mission of the school.

Front row: Ellyn Einhorn, Lauren Vitali, Sue Omran, Julaine McInnis. Back row: Jeff Klein, Kendra Evans, Valery Billings, Renay Stewart, Tom Layman.

Valery Billings, joins Georgie in Children’s House One. Valery has been a valued, long-time substitute at Inly and has worked in Toddler, Discovery, and Extended Care. Valery has just completed her Montessori training.

Ellyn Einhorn will be Alexa’s full-time partner in Lower Elementary Two this year while Margie is on maternity leave. Ellyn is a familiar face in our classrooms and our After School Program. Not only has Ellyn been pursuing her Montessori training, but she comes to us with over 20 years experience in the education department at the Audubon Society.

Kendra Evans is the new learning specialist for Upper Elementary and Middle School. Kendra’s degrees are from the University of Chicago and the University of Pittsburgh. She was the reading and learning specialist at Paideia School in Atlanta, before moving to this area.

Jeff Klein is the new Upper Elementary science teacher. He has his bachelor’s degree in environmental studies from Brown University, and a master’s degree in natural resources from Cornell University. Jeff has been teaching science at Brimmer and May School in Chestnut Hill for the last few years.

Tom Layman will be working with Liz in communications. Tom has his bachelor’s degree in mass communication from Westfield State College and a master’s degree in print/multimedia journalism from Emerson College. He has worked for the Boston Herald and several other news sites, and blogged for WEEI Sports Radio.

Julaine McInnis is the new business manager. She brings more than 25 years of experience in education, both in private higher education and independent schools. Julaine was most recently the chief financial officer at Walnut Hill School, and has also worked at Northeastern University and Milton Academy in the business offices. In addition, she witnessed the benefits of Montessori’s core values for her own son, who spent six years at the Thacher Montessori School when he was a child. Her professional affiliations include: Massachusetts Association of Non-Profit Schools & Colleges, Co-President, Association of Independent Schools of New England, Member of Health Committee and National Arts Learning Collaborative, and Treasurer of the Board of Trustees.

Sue Omran joins Renay and Katelyn in the Bridging and Discovery programs. She holds her bachelor’s degree in sociology/anthropology from the American University in Beirut. Sue has done post-graduate studies in child growth and development and is a certified preschool teacher. She was an assistant teacher at Burlington Montessori School and where she also taught Spanish and art. Sue has a gift for languages—she speaks English, Portuguese, Arabic, and Spanish.

Renay Stewart is the new lead teacher in our Bridging and Discovery programs. Renay comes to us from Bay Farm Montessori Academy, where she worked for the last three years. Her Montessori training is from Northeast Montessori Institute and her degree in education is from Bridgewater State College. Renay did her Montessori training with Melissa and Georgie from Inly.

Lauren Vitali, a long-time member of our community (indeed, a former Inly student!), has returned to Inly as the lead teacher in Children’s House Two. Lauren received her bachelor’s degree from Boston College, and just completed her master’s degree in organizational psychology from the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology. Prior to leaving Inly to pursue her graduate degree, she taught at Inly in Children’s House for seven years. She has since worked in human resources.

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