Gwynne Frischmann - Head of School
“As the Head of School, my main mission is to develop a passion for learning and a sense of security and happiness in our children,” says Frischmann, who has worked at Trevose Day School and Neshaminy Montessori for over twelve years. “I look forward to working with each family in order to provide the most effective path for their child’s educational journey year after year!”
Gwynne Frischmann graduated from the New York Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology degree with a concentration in special education. She previously worked at the Douglass Developmental Disabilities Center and has taught ages two through twenty-one both in the classroom and at home.
The mother of two Neshaminy Montessori and Trevose Day School alums, Frischmann pursues a passion for the arts by designing mosaics in her spare time. She enjoys visiting museums, seeing live theater and reading books of all genres, and aims to provide a culturally enriched educational experience for the entire student body.
Essie Cherkin - Director of Professional Development
Essie Cherkin has led an esteemed career enhancing the life opportunities for children through the improvement of their academic instruction. Before joining the team at Trevose, she served in multiple administrative roles in the School District of Philadelphia and oversaw schools at the regional level. She holds a Master’s degree in Elementary Education and certifications as Superintendent, Principal, Curriculum and Instructional Supervision. Cherkin was a vital contributor to founding principles of Trevose Day School, crafting the elementary program that has gone on to enrich hundreds of young minds and spirits.
Jordan Romney - Head of Art Department
Jordan Romney has extensive experience teaching studio art to children of all ages, both in the classroom and at various summer camps. Through his lessons, he aims to enrich the imagination and cultural appreciation of each of his students.
Romney earned his BFA in Graphic Design from the California College of the Arts, and brings a creative outlook and talented design skill set to our school, teaching classes in Digital Photography, Video and Game Design, and general Arts & Crafts.
Romney is also a father of two.
Kaitlyn Briggs - Montessori Instructor
Ms. Briggs is excited to start teaching at school this year. After receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree from Neumann University in Early Childhood and Elementary Education in 2011, she completed her Montessori education and certification at Chestnut Hill College in 2016, and recently finished her Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education from Chestnut Hill College in August 2017. Certified in elementary and special education in the state of Pennsylvania, she looks forward to instilling a love of learning in your child.