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Brenda Barrett-Coleman

Brenda Coleman has earned a BA in Public Affairs from Columbia College and a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction from University  of Phoenix. Originally from Columbia, South Carolina, she began her career at Montessori School of Camden in 2001 as Upper Elementary Assistant and the following year was named 2nd Lower Elementary Director and completed Montessori certification in 2005. In the Spring of 2014 she accepted a position as 4k teacher and then as Head Start Center Coordinator. Brenda returned to MSC in 2019.

She is married and has 2 adult children and granddaughter. She enjoys attending multicultural festivals, traveling, knitting, crocheting, and quiet time. 

Meghan Brunson

Meghan Brunson is a native South Carolinian. Originally from Florence, SC, she has been living there until this past summer. She was a lead Lower Elementary teacher at the Montessori School of Florence for five years. She graduated from Lander University with a degree in Early Childhood Education and certified in Montessori Elementary Education in 2016. Meghan holds a South Carolina teaching license. She is very excited to be a part of the Montessori School of Camden family, and be a part of the Upper Elementary Classroom. Meghan loves to bake, read, travel, and paint.  She has a wonderful husband, Will.

Van Bullard

Upper Elementary Assistant

Van Bullard attended the Savannah College of Art and Design and received a BFA in Sequential Art and minor in Illustration with honors. He joined MSC in 2018 as a substitute and the assistant to Extended Day. He begins the 2019/2020 school year excited to be working as the assistant to Upper Elementary. Coming from a military family has given him the opportunity to live in and visit several places, spanning the West coast to East coast as well as Europe. He enjoys art, reading, nature, and learning. He is very fortunate to have several younger siblings, including some attending MSC.

Michelle Casey

Michelle Casey, Lower Elementary Director, has earned a BA in Art and a Masters in Elementary Education. Originally from Massachusetts, she has had the opportunity to live in Japan, England, Spain, and Belgium before moving to South Carolina. Michelle joined the MSC faculty in 2012 as an Extended Day assistant, and became an assistant in the Lower Elementary classroom before assuming the role as Classroom Director in the spring of 2014. In 2017, she completed her certification as a Lower Elementary Montessori Guide and holds a South Carolina teaching license. Michelle loves dance, art, acting, singing, yoga, hiking, and climbing trees. She enjoys using her talents in the classroom. She has a daughter and a grandson.

Magali Day

Lower Elementary Assistant

Magali Day is fluent in Spanish and was born in Lima, Peru.  She earned a degree in Business Administration at the Enrique Guzman y Valle University and her Masters in Social Management and Human Resources at the Universidad Inca Garcilaso before moving to the United States in 2012. She is excited and thrilled to be a member of the Montessori School of Camden and enjoys caring for the children there. She is currently studying English in Camden and her favorite activities are to share times with family, painting, dancing, reading, gardening, and learning about America.

Denae Truesdale

Lower Elementary Assistant

Denae is from York, South Carolina and moved to Camden, SC in the summer of 2019. Denae is married and has a son named Beckham, as well as two younger sisters. Denae was a long-term substitute teacher while living in York. Upon moving to Camden, she started as an Extended Day Assistant at the Montessori School of Camden and is now currently a Lower Elementary Assistant Teacher as well. Denae is currently completing a degree in Criminal Justice. 
She is passionate about children and also loves crafting and DIYS in her free time and, fun fact: she has played the tenor saxophone from 5th grade through college!.

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