Amy Mitchell

Head of School

Amy, head of school at Clementine, is a lifelong learner. She holds a Bachelors of Arts in Government and Sociology from Skidmore College. She also earned her Montessori Certification from the Montessori Institute for Teacher Education.

She has held  various positions within the Montessori education setting, including lead primary and toddler teacher and director. Being well-versed in both administrative and teaching roles, Amy aims to provide thoughtful guidance for children and educators. Each day, Amy enjoys reveling in our extraordinary children and watching them benefit from the inspired education guided by gifted, caring teachers. At Clementine, Amy is proud to say that we meet students where they are and help them grow their independence, confidence, skills, and knowledge from the toddler and primary curricula . 

In her personal life, Amy enjoys running and yoga. You can find her in her spare time enjoying nature and going for a nice hike. Amy is a proud mom to three children who also went through Montessori programs. Their education excited her to go back to school herself to give other families the wonderful experience her children had.

Michelle Fox

Director of Admissions | Marketing Manager

Michelle Fox joined the Clementine staff seven years ago, after spending many years working in marketing and product development for companies in South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. Growing up in Johannesburg, South Africa, Michelle studied at the University of Cape Town before relocating to New Zealand and then Australia with her husband.

Michelle’s first foray into Montessori came while searching for a school for her eldest son. As many of our families know well, the challenges of relocating and finding a school suited to her child was daunting. However, Michelle felt the warmth and welcome of Clementine refreshing. Not only did the community suit her as a parent, she also knew the school was a wonderful environment for her son to grow and thrive. Now as our Director of Admissions, Michelle strives to provide families with the same warm and welcoming approach that she experienced years ago in her school search. For Michelle, there is nothing better than finding a school that fits your child and your family!

While her three young boys keep her plenty busy, she also enjoys spending time outdoors, and seeing more of Philadelphia and the USA with her family. She occasionally pops into the classroom to share her unique experiences living in Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa; she even has her very own didgeridoo!

Amanda Robinson

Marketing and Admissions Assistant

Amanda is delighted to be here at Clementine amongst such a strong team of leaders and educators. She joined in 2021 and is excited to be using her multifaceted background in arts and education to make an impact at this beautiful school.

She brings over a decade of experience working in marketing, subscriptions, and front of house departments of some of the farthest reaching theatre companies in the region. She also enjoys website development and copywriting for small businesses, and believes in the power of storytelling to connect us as a community.

In addition to her five years in early childhood education, she has been a teaching artist for many of Philadelphia’s regional theatre companies, including the historic Walnut Street Theatre.

When not at school, Amanda is a professional actor, musician, composer/arranger, and music director and has had the pleasure of telling stories to audiences throughout the country for over sixteen years. She is also the co-founder of Ruth and Estelle Productions, under which she writes, produces, markets, and co-stars in original comedy productions.

Danielle Godjikian

Assistant Administrator

Bio Coming Soon!