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 almost 20 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 graduated from Atala and is not a sophomore at MAST@Homestead 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 PreK children’s church for many years. You may contact Mrs. Faktor at kfaktor@atalamontessori.org.

Mrs. Elizabeth Gross, (Ms Liz) has been an assistant to Mrs. Faktor for 12 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 22 years and has 2 adult sons, Devin and Hunter. Ms Liz enjoys the outdoors, fostering rescue dogs, fishing, and family time.