Elementary 1 Staff

Doa Abdel-Ghany, E1 West Guide

Doa grew up in Ithaca, NY and completed her Bachelor of Science in Applied Social Science at Binghamton University.  She was first introduced to Montessori at Ithaca Montessori School where she fell in love with the philosophy and has recently completed her AMI Primary Certification at the Montessori Training Center of Minnesota in May 2019. In 2021, Doa completed her AMI Elementary Certification. 


Ashley Giberson, E1 East Guide

Ashley is a veteran educator with a passion for arts education.   Ashley graduated with a BS in Music Education from Elmhurst College (now Elmhurst University) in 2008. She went on to become a high school choir and musical director for nine years, during which she earned her MA in Music Education from the University of Illinois and was awarded the Champaign Illinois Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching.  Ashley also has experience as a preschool specialty educator and gained a special interest in working with persons with exceptionalities.  Currently, she teaches in the Elementary 1 environment at Rochester Montessori School and volunteers at the library in her spare time. When she’s not working with students, Ashley enjoys embroidery, taking in local art and food, and spending time with family.  Ashley has developed a great love for the Montessori philosophy and will attend the Southwest Institute of Montessori Studies to complete her Association Montessori International certification.

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Anne Moberg, E1 Assistant and Student Technology

Anne joined RMS in 2010 but previously worked as a First Grade Teacher in the Rochester school district.  She earned her Elementary Education degree at the University of Wisconsin – River Falls in 2002, and she maintains a Minnesota Teaching License.  In college, Anne worked with the Technology Leadership Cadre at UWRF to learn technology and to instruct teachers to use technology and implement technology into their classrooms.

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Kayla Knott, E1 Assistant

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