Trent Montessori Staff

Jan Haas Jan Haas, “Mrs. Haas”, is the Owner/Administrator of Trent Montessori. 

Jan has a BA in Sociology/Early Childhood from Hanover College and her AMI (Association Montessori International) Certification.  Jan started Trent in 1981 with 4 students.  Jan enjoys traveling, reading. camping, and antique mall shopping. Jan, along with her husband, Eric, and their three adult children: Lan, (Katie), Ryan, (Kate),  and Erin, (Kraig) all Trent graduates and three grandchildren, enjoy spending time together at their lake house….”No Worries”.

My favorite part of leading such a wonderful group of teachers is when I see them truly loving their job and putting their time and attention into meeting each and every child’s needs.   Whether it is holding a child until a parent arrives, making Valentine’s cards because the parent forgot, going the extra mile to see that the child has just the right lesson to help them “get it”, calling the parent and letting them know that their child is ok, and looking out for each other.  This is what makes our school so very special with extremely special and loving teachers.

                  Eckstein Erin Haas Eckstein, “Mrs. Erin”, is the Lead Directress in the Morning Montessori Class and the Administrative Assistant. 

Erin has a BA in Elementary Education from Hanover College and a Montessori Certification from the GCCME (Greater Cincinnati Center for Montessori Education).  Erin has been a Montessori student from birth through 6th grade.  This is Erin's 8th year at Trent.  She enjoys photography, soccer, hiking, snowboarding, shopping, and crafting.  Erin, along with her husband, Kraig, enjoy remodeling their home and taking walks with their dog, Copper.

The part I enjoy most about teaching is seeing the children experience a love of learning each day. The beauty of the Montessori philosophy is a child will learn through self-directed discovery, a lesson from a teacher, observation or peer lessons. I love to witness the confidence, independence and self-esteem growth that comes through an older child giving a younger child a lesson. My goal as a Montessori Directress is to assist, direct, encourage, support, and aid in each and every child’s love of learning.

                  Adams Jenny Adams, “Mrs. Adams”, is the Lead Directress in the Afternoon Montessori Class.

This is Jenny's 10th year at Trent and 12 1/2 years teaching Montessori.   Jenny has her Montessori Certification from GCCME (Greater Cincinnati Center for Montessori Education).  Jenny enjoys shopping, watching sports and walking.  Jenny, along with her husband, Kevin, and their two daughters, Maggie and Madeline, enjoy spending time together at the neighborhood parks.

The part I most enjoy about teaching is seeing the children grow over a 3 year period and teaching them to love and respect one another.  Watching the children gain self confidence in themselves and their work they do.  My goal as a Montessori Directress is to meet the child’s needs each day and to make sure they feel loved.

                  Helton Cheri Helton, “Mrs. Helton”, is our Extended Care Coordinator. 

This is Cheri's 31st year at Trent.  Cheri enjoys scrap booking, gardening, photography, camping, hiking , and spending time with my kids and grandchild.  Cheri, along with her husband, Doug, have three children: Kristin, Joshua, and Caleb who are all Trent graduates.  She has also become a Grammy to her first grandson.

My favorite part of teaching is coming to school and seeing each child’s smiling face.  Trent has truly become my second home and has filled a place in my heart because of my own children being grown.  I am truly blesses to have had so many children in my life.

                  Blosser Megan Blosser, “Mrs. Blosser”, is the Afternoon Montessori Assistant and Full Day Kindergarten teacher.

Megan has Associates Degree is Elementary Education from Pima Community College.  This is Megan's 7th year at Trent.  Megan enjoys walking, hiking, scrapbooking, camping, and playing soccer.  Megan, along with her husband, Brandon (Trent graduate) and their two sons, Samuel and Isaac, enjoy camping and exploring the outdoors.

The best part about teaching is seeing a child's face light up when they understand or complete their work.

Courtney Blosser Courtney Blosser, “Miss Blosser, works in our Extended Care.

Courtney has an Associate of Science from Maysville Community & Technical College and a BA in Counseling & Human Services from Lindsey Wilson College. She is currently a graduate student at Lindsey Wilson College. This is Courtney's 2nd year at Trent and she is a Trent graduate.  Courtney enjoys playing guitar and watching movies.

My favorite part of teaching is seeing a child grow and develop each and every day.

Samantha McKinney Samantha McKinney, “Miss Samantha”, works in our Extended Care.

Samantha is a student at NKU studying Early childhood Education.  This is Samantha's 2nd year at Trent  and is a Trent graduate.  Samantha enjoys dance, traveling, and swimming.

My favorite part of teaching is seeing the children’s face light up every morning, ready to learn and grow!

Jessi Ross, “Miss Jessi” works in our Extended Care.

Jessi was homeschooled through high school and is currently pursuing her early childhood education degree through Morehead State University.  This is Jessi's 1st year at Trent.  Jessi enjoys reading and spending time with her family.

My favorite part of teaching is interacting with the kids and watching them grow and mature.