Bringing peace, courtesy, grace and education to your door.
I bet you are wondering who we are. We are two Tina’s and a Claire. We are affectionally known by the young people in our lives as Ms. Campbell, Ms. Tina, and Ms. Claire. All three of us are mothers and between us we have 10 amazing children ranging from 8 to 28 years of age. We spend our days together working at our beautiful Montessori schools in Orange County NY. We have 50 years combined experience in the Montessori World.
It all started when Ms. Claire did her Montessori internship (more years ago than she would like to admit) in Ms. Campbell’s classroom. A lifelong friendship was born. The Montessori paths and life took them to different jobs but the connection always remained.
Ms. Claire is a classically trained vocalist and always shared her love of music in her classrooms. So she decided to open a music school focusing on early childhood music education. She blended her musical background with her Montessori background and opened Ms. Claire’s Music Cupboard. She always had the dream of opening her own Montessori school but knew that she could not do it on her own. Life took over as it often does and Ms. Claire found herself and her family battling Cancer with her youngest son. This battle delayed her dreams briefly and allowed for old friendships to reconnect when Ms. Tina (an old high school friend) joined her in her efforts to fundraise for various pediatric cancer foundations after her son completed his treatments and moved into survivorship.
From there the music program grew to incorporate a small, part-time pre-school program. As this business expanded Ms. Claire decided to call on her old friends, Ms. Campbell and Ms. Tina to join her in implementing her dream. In 2013 Ms. Claire’s Montessori school was established through the efforts of all 3 women.
Through our talents, efforts, and determination the school grew and grew and grew. In 2015 we opened a second location. We have thoroughly enjoyed educating hundreds of local children through the Montessori methods that we all subscribed to for our own children.
We have decided it is time to share our knowledge and love of these methods with YOU! We want to branch out beyond our school and our community and share these amazing techniques and ideas directly with you in the comfort of your own home.
Tina Campbell is the Curriculum Director at Ms. Claire’s Montessori. She oversees all academic programming and staff development and training. She is Montessori certified, trained at St. Nicholas Montessori and has taught for twenty plus years. Ms. Campbell is married with two grown children and will soon become a Grandmother! She is a member of the Mombasha Fire Company and is very involved in her community.
Claire Noorlander Pahucki is the owner of Ms. Claire’s. Claire began her career at the Hartt School of Music. From there she obtained her Montessori Certification through the Center for Montessori Teacher Education. After several years of teaching she decided to return to her love of music and opened Ms. Claire’s Music Cupboard. She spent five years providing music for children from birth to seven years utilizing the Kindermusik program. In 2013 opened Ms. Claire’s Montessori. In 2015 she opened a second location for the school. Ms. Claire is married to her wonderful husband and has 5 children. She truly loves having the opportunity to provide high quality programs for the children.
Tina Quinlan is the Administrative Director at Ms. Claire’s Montessori and absolutely loves her job! She graduated from Mt. St. Mary College with a B.A. in Psychology. Ms. Tina resides in Montgomery with her husband and children and is very involved in her community. She just finished coaching her first season of Girls on the Run with her daughter and her elementary school teammates. Ms. Tina enjoys spending time with her family and reading in her spare time.