Chelsea Sissom was born in Burlington, North Carolina and raised in the Amarillo, Texas area. She was a Montessori student in the Primary and Elementary programs at Amarillo Montessori Academy, where she returned to work as an assistant in the Infant/Toddler and After-School programs while in high school and college. Chelsea graduated Summa Cum Laude from West Texas A&M University in 2010 with a General Studies degree, focusing on Dance and Marine Biology. Following her graduation from college, her love of animals brought her to Orlando, where she worked as an educator at Sea World and, subsequently, as a trainer and performer at Pets Ahoy.
Chelsea began working towards her Master's Degree in Education at The University of Central Florida in 2012, and although she is continuing to pursue that degree, she realized after several classes that the Montessori Method was in her heart; consequently, this summer, she enrolled in and completed the 6-9 course at The Montessori Center for Teacher Education in San Diego, California. Currently, she resides in Orlando with her 2 dogs, Rico and Mischief, and her cat, Lily.
Chelsea is excited to join the staff as a lead Elementary I teacher and is anxious to share her love of learning, as well as her love of and experience with animals with the children in her class.