Dr. Ambar Saleh-Cipolloni
Dr. Ambar Saleh Cipolloni has devoted her professional life to children since the age of 18, developing a successful preschool at her native Dominican Republic. Dr. Saleh Cipolloni has earned a B.A in Early Childhood Education; Masters degrees in Spanish Languages & Cultural Studies; Teaching Spanish as a Second Language, and Montessori Education; Montessori certifications in preprimary (0-3), primary (3-6), ans lower elementary (6-9) education; a doctorate in Biblical Psychology; and a doctorate Ed.D in Instructional Leadership. She is completing a licensure in Clinical Mental Health and Montessori certification in secondary (12-18) education. She is past and current consultant for Redlands Christian Migrant Association (RCMA) that provides the largest number of early childhood programs in Florida; consulted with Florida State University; adjunct professor at St John’s River Community College and Daytona State College; and faculty assistant professor and department chair at Bethune Cookman University. She and Dr. Cipolloni have raised their four successful children with the benefit of Montessori philosophy.
Dr. David Cipolloni
Dr. David Cipolloni has devoted his professional career to children. He earned a B.A in Psychology with a minor in Special Education; interned as Child Specialist in the Children’s Program at the University of South Florida; Master’s in Child Development; Montessori certification in primary (3-6) education; and PhD in Health Psychology. Dr. Cipolloni is the author of An Extraordinary Silence about his work with disturbed children; has piloted a program for autistic children in Volusia County; and consulted for over 25 years in early childhood development. He implemented Pierson Montessori Center as an early childhood program for the Mexican farmer population in west Volusia County that earned state and federal recognition as a program of excellence. He has instructed at the College of New Rochelle, (then) Daytona Beach Community College, University of Central Florida, and is currently assistant professor of psychology at Bethune Cookman University.