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Faculty and Administration

Atlantis Montessori Academy Teachers are AMI-Certified and Experienced in applying Montessori Methods. 

Teachers at Atlantis Montessori Academy (AMA) have earned Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) certification based on rigorous and specialized training from centers in the United States and abroad. 

Each classroom at Atlantis Montessori is remarkable for the atmosphere of calm, order, and joy, where children feel at ease and are encouraged to follow their intellectual curiosity. This atmosphere is created by experienced Montessori teachers who know how to prepare for and monitor the progress of individual children following their own paths of intellectual, social, and emotional development.

Our Team: Our Team


Executive Director
Lead Primary Teacher, AMI Trained

Serena is the founder of Atlantis Montessori Academy and serves as its Executive Director and Lead Primary Guide. She holds a BA in Psychology from the University of Central Florida, an AMI Diploma from the Montessori Institute of San Diego, and holds Directors Credentials, Staff Credentials, and VPK Credentials from the State of Florida. 


Serena and her husband have three children and they have resided in Volusia County for over 30 years. All three of their children attended Montessori school in Deland from preschool until 5th grade. 

After enrolling her three children in a Montessori program, Serena fell in love with the Montessori approach to educating children. Serena has over 12 years of experience assisting and teaching in both Toddler and Primary Environments. Her dream to open her own Montessori School came to fruition when she opened Atlantis Montessori Academy in 2019.  

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