Preschool 2

Mrs. Faktor and Ms. Liz are the teacher and assistant in Preschool 2, a traditional English-speaking classroom. Their classroom is spacious with beautiful views of our playground. Many of their activities take place outside so that the students may play in water and sandboxes. Meet our wonderful Preschool 2 teachers!

Mrs. Kerry Faktor has been a Montessori teacher for over 18 years. She attended Miami-Dade College and is married to Jim Faktor, a Firefighter/Paramedic. Together they have two children—Lacie and Connor, both Montessori educated. Connor attends Atala in the Middle School and Lacie is a Business Major at Miami Dade College. Mrs. Faktor taught toddlers and preschool in a traditional school setting for 6 years. She earned her  certification at MEI, Inc in Knoxville, TN.  She has also taught a preschool Sunday School class for the last 11 years. You may contact Mrs. Faktor at

Mrs. Elizabeth Gross, (Ms Liz) has been an assistant to Mrs. Faktor for 9 years. Prior to a Montessori environment she worked in a traditional settings as a kindergartener assistant, after care teacher, and a library aide. She is married to Gary, her husband of 19 years and has sons Devin and Hunter. Devin has earned his Associates of Arts degree in Psychology, and Hunter is currently a Biology major at MDC.  She’s very active in her church and has served in various children’s ministries and is currently Youth Leader for Jr & Sr high students, a role she’s served since 2006. Ms Liz enjoys the outdoors, fostering rescue dogs, fishing, and family time.