team

A child is truly a miraculous being and this should be felt deeply by the educator.

~Maria Montessori

Sonceria Radford, Director   Sonceria.Radford@niahousemontessori.com

Educator with over 10 years of experience working with persons of all ages. Sonceria has served as teacher on the collegiate, high school, and primary education levels. Sonceria has extensive experience in parent/child engagement and child advocacy.

Administrative & Academic Experience

Administrative & Academic  Experiences:

  • Montessori Primary Training 3-6
  • Qualified to teach K-6 for the State of Tennessee
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics

Darlene Neely, Academic Dean  Darlene.Neely@niahousemontessori.com

Darlene Neely has over 19 years experience working with young children. She has experience identifying exceptionalities in African American children in the New York area.

Administrative & Academic Experience

Administrative & Academic Experience:

  • Bachelor of Arts degree in Child Development
  • Master of Arts degree in Early Childhood Development
  • Montessori Primary Training 3-6
  • Founding Teacher in Nashville’s first public Montessori school
  • Assisted in development and implementation of Belmont University’s Montessori Teacher Training Program.
  • Experience in management/maintaining state and local administrative records and reports

Tremeta Norman, Parent Coordinator  Tremeta.Norman@niahousemontessori.com

Tremeta Norman has over 15 years experience working with children of all ages including those with Autism and other special needs.

Administrative & Academic Experience

Administrative & Academic Experience:

  • Title 1 Coordinator for Kirkpatrick Elementary EOS
  • Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction (K-6)
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration Management
  • Certified to Teach K-6 for the State of Tennessee

William Radford, Strategic Developer  William.Radford@niahousemontessori.com

Currently develops multi-use  facilities across the United States. He is a former licensed teacher in Metro Nashville Public Schools. William also has over 10 years experience working in youth and young adult education. Will also has extensive experience in design, construction, marketing, and fundraising.

Administrative & Academic Experience

Administrative & Academic Experience:

  • Leader in Environmental and Environmental Design-LEED
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Architectural Engineering

MarQuita Holt, Director of Marketing & Admissions  Marquita.Holt@niahousemontessori.com

Performer, teacher, marketing extraordinaire, and lover of all children, MarQuita Holt has dedicated over half her life cultivating young minds. This Nashville native began in theater arts and discovered the beauty of the Montessori Philosophy in 2011. Along with teaching theater and Spanish, she is a builder of  community and philanthropy.

Administrative & Academic Experience

Administrative & Academic Experience:

  • Intro to Shakespearean Theater, NY
  • Ready for Spanish, Nashville, TN