TEAM Works!

Hello All! I just wanted to take a brief moment to update you on the status of TEAM Works this year. Rest assured the program will continue with everyone’s help! So, what is TEAM Works exactly? TEAMWorks is an afterschool enrichment program for at-risk students at Pleasant Ridge Montessori School. TEAM Works stands for:


This year we will have a tutoring hour, an activity hour, and a mentoring hour on Wednesday nights. I am coordinating with Jewish Family Services, Project Yoga and several members of the Pleasant Ridge Community to pull this all together. Our program is about so much more than tutoring! Our program is designed to motivate and teach the whole child. It isn’t just about doing better in math and reading, it’s about giving these kids a safe and fun place to play, learn and eat!

Since I am going to be taking over, I’d like to share with you a little bit about myself. Our family (Me, Steve, Mason and Harper) are members of PRPC and I personally have been a Montessori 3-6 teacher for the last 4 years and taught 4 years of traditional preschool before that. I also have several years of experience tutoring middle school Montessori students in Mathematics and Language. I have my Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from Xavier University and my 3-6 Montessori Credential. I was looking for something to do within the realm of education while allowing me more time at home with our children Mason and Harper, and this TEAMWorks position was the answer to my prayers!

I look forward to working with anyone and everyone who is interested in volunteering for this amazing program! You can contact me at if you’d like to help in ANY way!

Christina Freund
TEAM Works! Coordinator