Maple Class

Photos By Sadie Glass Photography

The Maple Class is one of our two lower elementary (6-9) classrooms.

For our parents, the Maple Class Blog link is: Maple Class Blog


Jessica Davis has been a teacher in the Lower Elementary since 2008. She became Lead of the Maple Classroom in 2014 after completing her Montessori training at Seton Montessori Institute.

She lives outside of Bloomington with her husband and two sons, who attended Bloomington Montessori. They have a dog, two cats, chickens, and rabbits and work toward growing 75% of their food during the warm season and 25% in the cool season. She enjoys hiking, kayaking, and functional art projects…and of course, teaching at BMS!

Alice Pennell is from Springfield, Illinois and graduated from Illinois State University in 2012, with a Bachelor’s in Elementary Education. During college she worked at the local Barnes and Noble as the lead bookseller in the children’s department, where she led story times and helped plan midnight book release parties. She moved to Bloomington in 2012 with her husband and dog to be closer to her big sister and niece. Before coming to BMS she taught Kindergarten at a local school for four years. She will be starting her second year of Graduate work at IU in Early Childhood. In her free time she loves to knit, read, play board games, and hang out with my husband and dog.

Evan Copelly has been a teacher at BMS since 2014. He graduated from IU Bloomington and assisted in a high school here for three years before joining the Montessori school. He’s been lucky enough to travel to many places, including Peru and South Africa, and he loves to sing and play guitar.

Megan Carpenter started teaching at BMS in the summer of 2012. She currently splits her day teaching in the Magnolia preschool classroom and the Maple lower elementary classroom. Megan loves facilitating children in following their interests through the work material, and enjoys presenting lessons that adhere to each child’s individual quest in the classroom. She earned a Master’s degree in Special Education from Simmons College in Boston, MA. Megan taught in the Boston area and in the Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York for several years before returning to Bloomington, where she enjoys hiking the trails and spending time at the lake.