About Magnolia Montessori

Welcome to the Early Childhood Room 3 Faculty

tabatha  Tabatha Ruskin - Lead Directress 

Tabatha joined Magnolia in 2020. She has been a passionate Montessorian for the past five years and is excited to be joining Magnolia. She graduated from Montclair State University in 2015 with a B.A. in Elementary Education, after knowing from a young age that she wanted to become a teacher. Initially, she thought her passion would be to teach older children until she discovered Montessori. Tabatha began her Montessori journey as an assistant teacher at Hoboken Montessori School. She instantly fell in love with the Montessori method, and knew this is where she belonged as an educator. In 2017, Tabatha completed her Montessori certification at Westside Montessori School in NYC. Tabatha's warm and caring personality will certainly capture the hearts of your little learners in the classroom.

Screenshot 20190822 104118 Gmail Giovanna Conforti-Huson - Assistant Directress

Giovanna Conforti-Huson joined Magnolia in 2018.  She was born and raised in MontrĂ©al, Quebec,  Canada and moved to Milford, New Jersey in April 2016.  She speaks three languages, Italian, French and English.  Giovanna has two children, a son 27 and a daughter 22.  Giovanna loves living in the USA, but her heart will always be in Canada. As an integration counselor in MontrĂ©al, her goal was to build a relationship with the children, watch them grow, learn and see their progress.  Her future accomplishments were always to make a difference in a child's life.  Nothing is more heart warming to her then when a child goes home with a great big smile on their face due to their of their accomplishments.