Meet Our Teachers

Christina Pace

Co-Lead Teacher (Primary Room)

After growing up in Charlottesville and attending the city school system, I earned my Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from Virginia Polytechnic and State University. I continued my education at the College of William and Mary, where I earned my Masters in Education with an emphasis in Gifted Education. Since returning to Charlottesville, I have worked at Village School and Tandem Friends School. I became a mother in September of 2015, and found the perfect reason to finally fulfill my mom and my dream to begin our own school. Together, the three of us paved the way for Generations Montessori School.

Rita Pace

Lead Teacher (Toddler Room)

I have worked in early childhood education for nearly 30 years. In that time, I have cared for over a hundred children in the Charlottesville area. Most importantly, I love working with young children as they first begin to develop their individual personalities. I have my Infant and Toddler Certification from the American Montessori Society, and I believe each child develops in a way that is unique to him or her. I specialize in creating educational environments for infants and toddlers that foster growth and independence, and my goal is to work with parents to fully meet their child’s unique cognitive, emotional, social and physical needs. 

Khymi Russell

Infant/Toddler Teacher’s Assistant

I have lived in Charlottesville for the majority of my life; after homeschooling throughout my elementary and adolescent years I earned an advanced degree from Charlottesville High School. I have experience teaching swimming to all ages ranging from infants to adults, and specialized in preschool and elementary classes, often teaching bilingually. I discovered my passion for early childhood education after volunteering with Robin & Mani's All Buddy Camp for kindergarteners with special needs. I am excited to learn about the Montessori method from the wonderful educators at GMS, and to work with the children in my classroom as they grow! 

Lauren Toms 

Lead Teacher (Infant Room)

I am a Charlottesville native, having attended the Albemarle county school system. I then went on to gain a Bachelor's of Science degree in Psychology from Longwood University, where I found an interest in developmental psychology. I have spent the past three years working with children of all ages as a swim coach and camp counselor. I find joy in working with children and watching them grow as individuals, and I look forward to bringing my experience to Generations Montessori School!

Brenda Williams

Assistant Teacher

I graduated from Nelson County High School and attended Piedmont Virginia Community College where I took classes in data processing. I moved to Charlottesville over 25 years ago from Nelson County. I have two children, a son and daughter, who also live in Charlottesville. I have worked for over a decade in the field of Autism education and early childhood education, which included from infants to preschool. I enjoy traveling, movies, and going on walks. 

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by Generations Montessori School

Tel: 434-422-8161


1525 Stony Point Road

Charlottesville, VA 22911