Our Teachers

Brittney Powell, Head of School and Infant Teacher

Brittney earned a medical degree from a college in South Alabama. Not long after graduating she realized she was more interested in education. Brittney began her journey as a Montessori educator in 2009 as an assistant teacher in a primary classroom. In 2012 she received her American Montessori Society Infant/Toddler credential from the San Francisco Bay Area training center. She continued to grow in the field eventually becoming an administrator and curriculum coordinator for a Montessori School in Alabama.

Brittney was born and raised in a small town in southern Alabama. Her own life experiences helped her choose the Montessori Philosophy for the respectful approach it brings to helping each child become who they are as individuals, and for the confidence it helps build in each child. Brittney believes education begins at birth, and that infants and toddlers need care routines based on their developmental needs, their interests, and their abilities. Although her teaching career began in Alabama, Brittney moved to Rhode Island in 2017 to begin her new journey at Tiger Lily. She enjoys exploring New England with her dog Ruger. brittney.powell@tigerlilymontessori.org

Britni Haynie Broussard, Toddler Teacher

Britni was born into a military family in North Carolina. During her childhood she lived in Georgia, Germany, California, and Alabama. She went to middle school, high school, and college in Colorado Springs, graduating from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs with a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology.
She worked in various childcare centers and elementary before and after school programs before receiving a Montessori 3-6 Preschool Certification in 2013. She has been in the childcare field for 10 years and is looking forward to being a part of the culture shift around education that Tiger Lily Montessori is leading.
She has three daughters that her life revolves around ages 9, 7, and 3.

Support Staff:

Ashley Hogan

Ashley has been working as a Preschool or Toddler Teacher or a Private Nanny since 2006. She received her Bachelors of Arts in Sociology from Framingham State University in 2013 and concentrated her studies on Social Problems and Women’s Studies. 

As a trained sociologist working in the classroom, she started to think that the concept of Tabula Rasa (the Latin phrase meaning “blank slate”) must have something to do with a small child’s natural sense of self-esteem and “self-love”. She started to wonder if, in contrast, it might also be connected to why so many adults struggle with self-esteem and self-love in today’s modern society. It seemed easier for children to believe that they were powerful, worthy, and magical creators in this Universe, than it seemed for adults. Eventually, her little students inspired me to become a Certified Life Coach and she launched a life coaching business in 2015. Now, she spend part of my time celebrating, protecting, and facilitating the natural love and appreciation her little friends hold for themselves and the world and she spend part of her time supporting women in remembering this precious part of themselves too — their natural love and appreciation for Self and The World. Her little friends are some of the wisest teachers and she is so grateful for all that they get to learn, create, and celebrate together!

Deanna Eberle

She has been working with children since she was 16, off and on until she was 21. She is currently enrolled in college and on her way to obtaining her early childhood education degree. Working with Montessori has been a dream and she feels as if she have found her true calling.
Born and raised out in California in a strict Filipino home. She moved to the east coast in 2017 to focus on school and for a change of scenery. She love the outdoors, everything cliché, creating things such as ceramics or jewelry, being a geek, and life itself. She has a black lab whose name is Persephone Star and she has had her since she was a pup. The quote she lives her life by is from William Shakespeare; “Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.”