Meet The Teachers - Stepping Stones I & II

Marsha Rouse

Montessori Early Preschool Lead Teacher - Ages 18 months-3 years


Marsha arrived at Friends School as a parent in 2004. With many years of experience leading pre-school programs, she began teaching with Jane Lawrence here at FSW in 2013. We are so pleased that Marsha will now bring all of her experiences to bear as the Lead Teacher in FSW’s Stepping Stones program. Well-versed in Montessori philosophy and pedagogy, Marsha is passionate about our program, equipping children to maintain their curiosity and confidence while learning and growing as members of a one-of-a-kind toddler learning community.


Nancy Gross

Montessori Early Preschool Assistant Teacher - Ages 18 months-3 years


Nancy has worked at Friends School since 2012 when she joined us as a substitute teacher, going on to serve for two years as an Assistant in our 3rd grade classroom. To the delight of Pine Grove-ians, Nancy joined the Stepping Stones classroom in August 2016 as the Stepping Stones Assistant Teacher.  Nancy earned a BS in Education from Temple University in Philadelphia and has been a freelance writer for many years.


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