Sarah Ludwig-Ross

Sarah Ludwig-Ross

Founder & Head of School

Sarah, born in Dowagiac, Michigan, made the Dominican Republic her home in 2001.  She has a Master’s Degree in Curriculum & Development from Michigan State University and is a certified AMS Montessori teacher. Sarah has worked in the … Read More

Director of Administration Anne-Sophie

Anne-Sophie Gerald

Director of Administration

Born in New Jersey, Anne-Sophie grew up in a multi-cultural household, where her German mother and French father taught her the importance of celebrating cultural and linguistic heritage. Anne-Sophie graduated in 2014 from The College of … Read More


Adeline Bertin

Administrative Assistant, Maintenance Coordinator

Adeline was born in France, and spent all her first ten years travelling with her family between French Polynesia and Africa. In 2007 she obtained her Bachelor of Medical and Social Science. Adeline is passionate of traveling and doing … Read More

Patty Anton

Patty Anton

Lead Montessori Guide (Elementary)

Born in Italy, Patty spent a large portion of her life traveling with her family before settling down in Michigan to raise her own family. She received a B.S. degree from Central Michigan University, AMS Certification for ages 6-12, and has … Read More

Farah St-Juste Classroom Assistant (Elementary)

Farah St-Juste

AM Classroom Assistant (Elementary)
PM Lead Montessori Guide (Elementary)

Farah was born and raised in Haiti. She graduated from high school and subsequently studied English. Previously, Farah was a volunteer as a Classroom Assistant . She is fluent in Spanish, English, French and Creole. … Read More


Gina Andrade

Lead Montessori Guide (Primary), Volunteer Coordinator

Gina Andrade was born in a small town north of San Francisco, California, and her family is from Colombia. Through her family Gina learned to speak both Spanish and English. She has been travelled to the Dominican Republic for four years … Read More


Aurelky Almarante

Classroom Assistant (Primary)

Aurelky Rosario Almarante is originally from Mocha, and moved to La Cienaga when was young.  She works in the Primary classroom and is the mother to two lovely daughters who attend 3 Mariposas Montessori. Aurelky loves working with … Read More


Yugeiry Quiñones Martines

Classroom Assistant (El Nido)

Yugeiry Quiñones Martines was born in a small town, but grew up in the city of Santo Domingo.  Her mother worked for the Crusada Por America Foundation, and Yugeiry had the unusual experience of volunteering (and later working) for this … Read More

Jenny Martinez Lead Montessori Guide (El Nido)

Yenny Martinez Vera

 Lead Montessori Guide (El Nido)

Yenny was born in Puerto Plata and finished her high school education in La Ciénaga, Cabarete, where she lives. She began with 3MM in October 2012. Since then she has received Montessori training and is now a certified Montessori teacher. … Read More

Carolina Ozorio Montessori Guide (El Nido)

Carolina Ozoria 

Montessori Guide (El Nido)

Carolina is known for her smile around 3MM! Since joining 3MM, she has graduated from high school and has completed two intensive summer trainings on the Montessori method in the infant, toddler, and two year-old environment. Carolina … Read More


Germanique Petidor

El Nido English Speaking Assistant

Germanique (Nikki) was born and raised in Cap-Haitian, Haiti. She studied general medicine in Santiago, Dominican Republic. We are pleased to welcome her to the team as our new English Speaking Classroom Assistant in El Nido. Besides … Read More

Yoelis Martinez, Cook

Yoelis Cid Martinez


Yoelis makes the entire building smell delicious! That’s because Yoelis spends most of her time in the kitchen preparing snack and lunch with the children. (Learn more about our Free Lunch Program.)  Yoelis’s son, Frank Luis, is a … Read More


Demetria Almarante Paulino

Head of Cleaning

Demetria, also known by her nickname, "Morena", is our Head of Cleaning here at 3 Mariposas. She is incredibly hard working and makes sure the classrooms and indoor workspaces are always kept in the best possible condition. Demetria is … Read More


Ricardo Expedito Rosario


Ricardo is our Gardener and helps keep our property looking green and clean. He provides integral support to ensure that our outdoor environment remains clean, sanitary and beautiful at all times. Ricardo is from la Cienaga, and is a father … Read More