Sunnybrook Montessori School

Montessori preschool & kindergarten in New Hampshire's North Country

Meet the Teachers


Lyn Schmucker

Lyn is a north country native who has a lifelong association with Sunnybrook Montessori School, as a former student herself, and parent of three alumni students. 

She assumed the role of Directress in the fall of 2012, bringing many years of experience in early education.  She holds a BS in Early Childhood/Special Education from the University of Maine at Farmington and an MS in Early Childhood Development and Education from Wheelock College.  She attained her Preschool/Kindergarten Montessori diploma in 2013 from the North American Montessori Center.

Lyn loves spending her days with the children of Sunnybrook and finds endless joy in conversing with, observing, and guiding them as they explore and discover the world. She is passionate about creating, learning, books, science, and reading.

TEACHER – Michelle Broughton

Michelle Broughton

Michelle moved to Lancaster from central New Hampshire in 2017 with her family. Together, they enjoy spending time outdoors exploring the local hiking trails, lakes, and rivers. In her free time, she enjoys gardening, cooking, biking on the rail trail, and cross country skiing. Michelle earned a certificate in Early Childhood Education from NHTI in 2016. She has a background in the restaurant and food service industry, and has also worked as a private childcare provider for families in their homes. She is excited to be joining the classroom at Sunnybrook!

TEACHER – Tammy Cunnington

Tammy Cunnington

Tammy earned her Bachelors degree in Professional Studies with a concentration in Education from Johnson State College. Early literacy was her primary focus. Tammy has been guiding Sunnybrook students for more than 10 years.  She lives in Maidstone, VT and enjoys a variety of outdoor activities including snow shoeing, hiking and camping.

TEACHER – Susan Vigne

Susan Vigne

While new to Montessori, Susan has been passionate about teaching for many years.  After teaching in private and public schools in Maine and Vermont, she founded and directed Aurora School, an independent elementary school in Middlebury, Vermont from 1996-2016.

Susan relocated with her husband, Greg, to Whitefield, where he is the pastor and she directs the children’s programming at Community Baptist Church. 

Susan enjoys the beauty of the North Country by kayaking, hiking and cross-country skiing. Music, cooking, and great books are her other passions.  Most of all she loves being a wife to Greg, mother to three grown daughters, and proud grandmother to two beautiful preschool aged grandchildren. Since they are in Minnesota, Susan is so glad to be able to spend time with the preschoolers at Sunnybrook Montessori!