Jamie Coppa, Director

Jamie Coppa received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Elementary Education at Coastal Carolina University in 2011, and since graduating, has worked with children from birth up through high school as a music educator, meditation facilitator, and yoga instructor.

Previously, Jamie was a facilitator with Konscious Youth Development & Services (KYDS), where she brought mindfulness and wellness practices to schools and educators.

She is a recent graduate of the Maria Montessori Institute in London, England where she earned her AMI certification in Assistants to Infancy. Jamie hopes to share this education with parents to empower them in becoming their best selves as they navigate parenthood and allow their child the opportunities to reach their highest potential.

Meet Our Board

Krista Salomon


Krista is the founder of KS&Co,  a digital marketing consulting and management boutique based in Neptune, NJ, for purpose-driven companies. Krista has been in the digital marketing and advertising space for over 15 years, working for esteemed agencies and brands such as Ogilvy and Mather and Wyndham Hotel Group. She is married to Rodney Salomon, co-founder of Konscious Youth Development & Service, is a Montessori mom to her two sons, Kheru and Ra-Sekou, and enjoys cooking plant-based cuisine for family and friends.


Stephanie Stephan


Stephanie is a veteran NJ public school teacher of 15 years with a Masters in Education and a post-Masters certification for Students with Disabilities. She discovered Montessori with the birth of her son, Asher, and was drawn to its scientific principles and beauty. Stephanie is AMI certified for children ages 3-6 years.  Stephanie co-founded Dahlia Montessori, a childcare center for primary-aged children located in Allenhurst, NJ. She is married to Chris Stephan, co-founder of Lucky Dog Surf School and is expecting another bundle of joy before the new year!


Sayda Cano

Sayda received her degree in Psychology from Rutgers University. She worked as a classroom assistant for several years before receiving her 0-3 AMI certification in Assistant to Infancy from The Montessori Institute in Denver, Colorado. She has been a Lead Infant Toddler guide at Mastro Montessori in Shrewsbury and a Parent Educator for many years. She is currently a lecturer for the Montessori Philippines teacher training center. Sayda enjoys supporting Lily in their mission to guide families during the most crucial part of a child’s development.


Andria Procopio

Andria is a pediatric occupational therapist with over 9 years experience. She founded A Well Fed Mind, where she combines OT and holistic health coaching backgrounds. Andria supports children of all ages including those diagnosed with developmental delays, sensory processing disorders, autism spectrum disorders, learning disabilities, and ADHD. Andria strives to help her clients achieve a healthy balanced diet and lifestyle as these areas directly relate to improving self-regulation, the foundation of learning.