Middle School Staff

Jay Ferrell

Jay received his Bachelor of Science in Education from Northern Arizona University.  Prior to completion of his degree, Jay studied physical and biological science with a focus on environmental science, and anatomy and physiology with an emphasis on physical health and nutrition. Jay worked as a substitute teacher at Hermosa before joining the staff.  He previously taught summer children’s classes and served as the facility manager at The Mini Time Machine Museum, which uses the story concept to teach about various historical eras along with hands on creative projects.  Jay’s science background made him an ideal judge for the SARSEF Science Fair, a position he enjoyed as he worked with entrants to provide project feedback prior to the judging. When he is not teaching, Jay enjoys all outdoor activities, including backpacking, camping, hiking, and fly-fishing. He also enjoys making music and carpentry, woodwork, welding, and metalwork.  Jay is drawn to the Montessori philosophy because “it reflects my own belief that true education allows each individual to discover and manifest their own true potential.”

Wendy Gordon Weeks

Wendy Gordon Weeks is an honors graduate of Boston College and University of Arizona with a M.A. She earned her American Montessori Society Secondary Certification from Houston Montessori Center and holds an Arizona Teacher Certification. She has taught at the University of Arizona as well as middle school and high school levels. Wendy’s enthusiasm, theater experience, management skills, and concentration on excellence guide her students to achieve their best.

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An Excelling School

Hermosa is proud to be an excelling Tucson charter school--the highest rank Arizona awards to schools.

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Location

Hermosa Montessori School is located in a distinctive Tucson location especially chosen for its beauty.

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Montessori Method

Montessori is both a philosophy and psychology of child growth and development--and an educational system for guiding such growth.

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