Extended Care

The mission of MCHD’s Extended Care Programs is to enrich the lives of children beyond the classroom through safe and supportive Montessori-inspired environments.


    After School Staff

  • Griet Van Miegroet

    Director of Auxiliary Programs

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    <div>In 2016, MCHD is thrilled to welcome Griet back to the community as the Director of Auxiliary Programs.  Griet is not only a parent of two MCHD alums, Lotte and Wieland, but she also served as Lisa Tate’s assistant in Early Childhood from 1996 to 2002.  Griet holds a Bachelors degree in foreign languages (English, German, French &amp; Dutch) from the Higher Business and Language Institute, Ghent, Belgium, and a Masters in Education/Special Education from the Higher Institute of Allied Health Sciences, Ghent, Belgium, as well as a Masters in Speech and Hearing from UNC Chapel Hill.  Griet comes to us this time from Durham Public Schools where she has spent six years serving as the After School Manager and most recently as a Child Assessment &amp; Prevention Team Member.  Prior to her work at DPS, Griet served six years at Durham Academy as the Director of the After School Program and Activities and Summer Camp, which she designed and implemented. Griet loves running and biking and spending time with her family. </div>

  • Jami Haigler

    Early Childhood Lead Instructor in After School

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    Joining MCHD in 2013, Jami is a native North Carolinian, born and raised in Chapel Hill. She received her AAS in Early Childhood Education at Alamance Community College and an AAS in Horticulture at Sandhills Community College. Jami has worked with young children in a variety of settings over the past 14 years, including preschool, summer camp, after care, and child care. In her spare time she enjoys gardening and amateur bee keeping.

  • Fara Soheili

    Elementary Lead Instructor in After School

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