Mrs. Kathryn Luttinen
Head of School
Mrs. Katie was selected as the Head of School for ACM in 2020. She grew up in Michigan and graduated from Concordia University Ann Arbor in 2011. She also obtained an Associates degree in Child Development and Behavior in 2016. She comes to ACM with 8 years experience in teaching, with vast experience in using purposeful play, she was the Director of an Early Childhood program for 3 years, and she has multiple certificates in leadership and child development. Mrs. Katie and her husband, Calvin, are very excited to be a part of the ACM family.
Faculty and Staff
Ms. Pina Hill
Lead Primary Teacher
Ms. Pina is originally from Venezuela and has been teaching Montessori education for 13 years. She graduated from university with a BA in fashion design and owned her own fashion business in Venezuela. Ms. Pina also earned her NAMC (North America Montessori Center) certificate in 2008 and her CDA in Bilingual education in 2009. Ms. Pina then went on to complete her education and earned a Montessori Early Childhood Teaching Certificate in 2010. When she is not teaching, Ms. Pina loves to walk, go to the beach, and travel. Ms. Pina, along with her husband, and two sons (Miguel and Joel) love being a part of the ACM family.
Ms. Franchesca Luthje
Ms. Franchesca has been teaching Montessori for a little over 8 years. She is orginally from the Dominican Republic and is fluent in both English and Spanish. Ms. Franchesca graduated with a BA degree in Communication with a minor in Hospitality. She is hoping to complete her Master's in Education in the near future. When she is not teaching, Ms. Franchesca enjoys cooking. Ms. Franchesca loves being at ACM and looks forward to each new rewarding school year.
Ms. Angela Fedor
Upper Elementary Teacher
Ms. Angela is our Upper Elementary teacher at ACM. She currently resides in Mobile with her husband and 3 children. Ms. Angela has been educating young minds ever since she started ACM in 2014. She currently holds a degree in the Liberal Arts and also has a Montessori certification for the elementary ages. In her spare time, Ms. Angela enjoys gardening, reading, and being with her family.
Ms. Melanie Hyland
Lower Elementary Teacher
Ms. Melanie is our lower elementary teacher here at ACM. She currently resides in Mobile, AL with her husband, dog, and 2 cats. Ms. Melanie has worked in the education field teaching art and after school activities for various private schools in the area. Ms. Melanie is currently undergoing her schooling in the Montessori teaching method and will be fully certified by the end of the year. In her spare time Ms. Melanie likes to go thrift store shopping, hiking with her dog, and enjoys vintage items.
Ms. Ellen Rose
Ms. Ellen is our lower elementary assistant teacher. She currently resides in Mobile, AL. She has been working building children's skills and confidence through education and sports. Ms. Ellen is currently in school to further her education in her chosen field. She is very excited to be a part of our elementary team.