Meet Our Staff

“At Montessori Day School we have a committed, passionate and hard working educators, administrative staff, and parent volunteers. We are proud to be a family-oriented educational community sharing a common goal of engaging and inspiring children to discover their potential.”

Mrs. Joy Perozek: Monarch Directress

I have been the lead teacher of the Monarch Classroom for the past 12 years and look forward to returning to the classroom again this year.   I received my bachelor’s degree in Speech and Hearing from the Ohio State University and am Montessori trained through the Adrian Dominican Montessori Teacher Education Institute.  Here at MDS my days are filled with joy!  I love to see the children grow in confidence and independence!

When I am not at MDS, I spend time with my husband, Ed, and our four children: Teddy (15), Jack (13) and Ana (10) and Liza (7). We enjoy doing a variety of outdoor activities and love being involved in our home church.

Mrs. Mary Todorowski: Monarch Assistant/Administrator

Hello!  My name is Mary Todorowski and I am blessed to teach the amazing students here at MDS.  My husband Billy and I have four boys: Billy (22), Triston (16), Gordy (15), and Jude (13). I love spending time with my family. We keep very busy traveling around to all their various sporting events.

After receiving my bachelor’s degree from BGSU, I went on to teach Special Education for seven years. It is my love for children that inspired me to become certified in Montessori Education and the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd. This type of education sends a positive message to young minds and therefore builds confidence. I am always amazed by a young child’s quest to become independent. It is a huge blessing to come to MDS each day!  I love what I do and am thankful to be a part of your child’s life!

Mrs. Rachel Seiple:  Admiral Directress

Hello!  My name is Rachel Seiple,  I am the lead teacher in the Admiral classroom.  I am blessed to part of the staff and have been with MDS since 2016.  I received my Montessori Training through the Adrian Dominican Montessori Teacher Education Institute.  Prior to receiving my Montessori Training, I graduated from the University of Toledo with a Bachelors of Education and I am a licensed Intervention Specialist.

My husband Austin and I welcomed our first bundle of joy Vivian Kate Seiple in February of 2017.  In our home, we plan to raise our children using the Montessori method.  I feel strongly that children when given their independence are able to fully blossom.  I am truly blessed to have my days surrounded by your lovely children.

Mrs. Lisa Babcock : Admiral Assistant

I am a Directress in the Admiral Classroom. In 2011, I completed the preprimary Montessori education program and this will be my 11th year at Montessori Day School. I absolutely love being with the children!  A Montessori education sets children up for success and it is amazing what they accomplish each year in the program. I am thrilled to be teaching in the Admiral classroom this year and I have great expectations for my students.

My favorite pastimes are spending time with my husband, Robert, two sons Brandon and Jessy and my grandchild Kaleigh!  I also love to walk my dog Kara in the park and I enjoy cooking and yoga.

Miss Miranda Restivo:  Monarch Assistant

Hello, I am Miranda Restivo and I am one of the assistants in the Caterpillar Room.  I graduated from the University of Toledo, with a certificate in Early Childhood Education.  I am excited to be working at Montessori Day School.  I enjoy working with the children because I love helping them learn new things everyday.  I hope to make everyday at school inspiring!  When I am not working, I like taking landscape pictures.  I especially like taking pictures of sunsets.