Ms. Cathy Lopez-Cooling, Head of School
My Family: My husband Bud and I live in Pike Creek, and I also have a grown son Corey, married to Mel, and a grown daughter named Callie.
Education: Bachelor’s in Education from the University of Florida, Montessori Infant & Toddler trained at AERCO, Philadelphia, UD Administrator Certificate, field supervisor for MITE, and Montessori based Christian Education Program Director. I’ve been at Children’s House since 1990.
My Favorites: Gardening, mountain biking, outdoors, nature, bird watching, kayaking and the peace education area of the classroom.
Ms. Katie Leibel-Marin, Business Manager
My Family: My husband Mike, daughter Julia, son Charlie and our dog Lemon live in North Wilmington
Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Communications & English from LaSalle University, as the only non-teacher in the school I come from a corporate background and continue to work with clients in the area including CHMS, where I started in 2013.
My Favorites: Does Target count as a special interest? I also enjoy Art History, Reading, and Yoga. I am also fascinated by the Montessori Method and the logical and thorough way children are able to learn big concepts like the alphabet.