There are three teachers(also known as Directresses) and 3 teachers assistants in the 3 separate MWS classrooms. Each Directress holds an American Montessori Society and/or Association Montessori International teaching certificate. The Directresses and their assistants primarily observe and assist the child but they also know when to stay out of the child’s way being the conduit between the child and the materials given. The Directress is also a model helping the child to become an independent learner. Directresses help the student to learn the process of finding information for themselves.