Virginia Spiers graduated from Wells College in 2003 where she majored in Religious Studies and minored in Spanish. That summer Virginia accepted a position in a Montessori classroom and soon developed a life long love of this philosophy of education. Virginia joined the staff of EACMSI in 2007. She received her Montessori certification at the Princeton Center for Teacher Education in 2009. Virginia lives in the area with her husband James, two children, Madison and Kaeden, their dog Lola and their cat Amadeus. Virginia loves gardening, dancing, working with clay and spending evenings volunteering at Ithaca’s local Hospicare.