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About Montessori House of Ocala, Inc.

Montessori House of Ocala, Inc. is a learning center in Ocala, Florida, that offers infant through elementary education. Read through the following to learn more about the people behind our institution's success.


Jill J. Ferrer (Founder/Director)

Jill has been teaching for more than 30 years. She dedicated her first 19 years teaching music to preschoolers up to junior high school students. Before moving in to Ocala, she used to choreograph, direct, and write scripts for stage performances. In 1997, she worked as a part-time music teacher at another Montessori school, and then was asked to take the Early Childhood Montessori training. Shortly after, she took the Montessori Elementary training and taught in the elementary classroom for five years. At the same time, Jill worked as the Assistant Director of another Montessori school. Because of her passion and dedication, she got promoted to Co-Director and became the Director not long after. She worked there for more than 10 years before she established our institution.

Jessica Lugo

Jessica is the lead teacher in our infant classroom and has been with us since 2012. She teaches spanish and sign language along with sounds, colors, shapes and number daily.

Alesandra Zimmerman

A Colombia native, Alesandra has been with us since we started in 2008. She is the Lead Teacher of our 1- to 2-year-old students and she teaches Spanish classes every day. Alesandra earned her Child Development Accreditation (CDA) in 2012.

Wanda Lugo

Wanda joined us in 2012,  she is a Certified Montessori Teacher and the Lead Teacher of our 2- to 3-year-old classroom.


Jamie L. Ferrer

Jamie has been with us since we started the school. She is a Certified Montessori Teacher and the Lead Teacher of our 3- to 6-year-old students. A mother of three girls, Jamie has plenty of experience and skills when it comes to handling children.

Jill J. Ferrer

Jill is the lead teacher in the elementary classroom. You can refer to the above bio for more information.


Shannon A. Ferrer

Shannon began teaching at a Montessori in 2002. Though she started at a very young age, her years of experience have turned her into a mature teacher. She is a certified Montessori teacher and has worked with us since 2008. She is co-teaching in the elementary classroom.

Tristan Ferrer

Coach Tristan is our Physical Education teacher and fitness instructor. From his days playing baseball and football, he has always made keeping in shape a priority and teaches the same to his students. When it comes to sports, fitness, and nutrition, Tristan is the one to trust.

Krystle Mendoza

Krystle is our Administrative Assistant. Before she joined our institution in 2008, she worked in one of our county offices. She is a wonderful asset to the institution and a great right hand to Jill.


Mission Statement

Our Mission as a private Christian-based school is to educate and teach the whole child, instill the joy of learning with a hands-on approach through a prepared environment, and to guide the child in obtaining inner discipline in order to manifest respect for self, others, and the environment around them.