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Carmel Montessori School is a full member school of the American Montessori Society.

Rob Rudicel Photography

Our directress, Emily (White) Rudicel, grew up in Carmel and graduated from Brebeuf High School in 1994, and received her degree in Montessori Education from Xavier University in 1998. Emily grew up in a true Montessori household. Her parents opened many Montessori schools while she was growing up, and her mother received her Montessori degree when Emily was in 7th grade. After receiving her own Montessori degree from Xavier, Emily became the directress at Clay Montessori School, where she worked for 8 years. While Carmel Montessori is Emily's own venture, her parents both continue to help and advise, and she has the added benefit of her family's other schools, and their teachers, to share both materials, ideas, and information with.

Emily's husband, Scott Rudicel, who handles the business and administration tasks, is a graduate of Yorktown High School and Ball State University, and is a lifelong musician who has recorded six albums of children's/family music under the name "Ruditoonz". They share their home just north of the school with their daughter Sophia, their labradoodle Wilson, and their cat Yoshimi.