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Our Studios will be run by Acton and Montessori Trained Guides that are dedicated to our learner-driven environment.
Amanda Greenberg, M.Ed.
Upper Elementary Studio Guide
Hi! I'm Amanda Greenberg. I was born and raised in Arizona.  I grew up with a great love for the outdoors and still love spending as much time as possible outside with my family and friends.  Growing up, I played competitive tennis, which helped me earn a scholarship to play at the college level.  I got my bachelor's degree in Kinesiology with a focus on Exercise Science from Arizona State University in 2009.  In 2012, I decided to switch gears and go into education.  I earned a dual masters degree in Elementary Education and Special Education from La Salle University in 2014.  I've taught in both public and private schools and am thrilled to have found my purpose and home at Nova Trails.  
I'm ecstatic to be using the multiplicity of my life experiences and education to be a Guide at Nova Trails where I will be guiding independent thinkers to find their tribes and their passions and pursue greatness through critical thinking.
Vera-Michele Workman
Montessori / Pre-K Guide
Hi, I'm Vera-Michele and I am the Guide for the Montessori Play Studio for ages 4-6. I'm trained in both Montessori and Acton Methodology and am so excited to be a part of this Studio.  I will also be running the Writer's Workshops for all of the Nova Trails Studios.
In my free time I love to read, write, hike, and spend time with my friends and family.  I also love dogs!
Celine Arnold
Elementary Guide
Hey! I am Celine Arnold. I luckily found Nova Trails through their awesome Children's Entrepreneur Business Fair. Not only that, but I fell in love with the amazing guides and the school. Now I get the opportunity to be a guide, and I couldn't be more excited. I have homeschooled my daughter and son for the past couple of years because I never liked traditional schooling. We spend most of our time outside, learning, observing, hiking, and foraging.
I am currently working on becoming a certified herbalist, which is one of my passions. My family and I lead an holistic lifestyle because our health is very important to us, you are what you eat!! I love spending time with my family, yoga, photography, and plants (I have too way many). In my downtime, you can find me outside, either hiking, exploring, or camping, you name it.

Nova Trails, Acton Academy - Private SChool in Malvern, PA

Mary Beth Workman
Co-Founder, Nova Trails Acton Academy
Mary Beth has been involved with children since she was a Nanny out of high school, and then had her own two children in her 30’s. She’s always been interested in alternative ways for children to learn, and came across Acton Academy when her own son was in 4th grade. She was overwhelmed with how much her son loved his school and how fast he progressed in a learner driven environment; so overwhelmed, in fact, that she decided she wanted to launch her own Acton Academy! Fast forward, and she and Stephanie are owners of Nova Trails, an Acton Academy.
In her free time, Mary Beth loves to spend time with her children and dogs, preferably doing something outside! She loves to hike, trail bike, paddleboard, practice yoga, and travel as well as read, sit by the fire pit, and have deep Socratic discussions. She’s also obsessed with healing through nutrition and holistic living. She is also in the finishing process for NAMC certification in Montessori ages 3-6.
Stephanie Sarro
Co-Founder, Nova Trails Acton Academy
Stephanie has been involved in the corporate world for over two decades, a lot of that time spent working (and laughing!) with Mary Beth. When the opportunity to own an Acton was presented, Stephanie was excited to partner on something that she not only believed strongly in, but also had such a larger significant purpose in the lives of children!
Stephanie’s passions lie in the outdoors, projects in her backyard, paddleboarding and time with her dogs and daughter. She also loves football (not the Eagles, so beware!), hiking, and traveling as much as possible. She believes in nutrition and a holistic lifestyle as the path to health, and has been a Pescatarian for over a decade.
We are excited to learn more about what YOU want for your family and if Nova Trails could be the right fit!
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