Sheila and Scott Linville

Sheila Linville
Founder and Executive Director

Born in a small  community in Lake Hopatcong, New Jersey, Sheila is a graduate of Centenary College, an all women’s school, where she graduated with a B.S. in Communications and Development. Sheila subsequently graduated from the Orlando Montessori Teacher Education Institute then earned her Masters of Art in Teaching from Rollins College in 1998. In 2005 she graduated from The Florida Institute of Montessori Studies. Sheila is a certified teacher in both Primary and Elementary education through the American Montessori Society.

Sheila’s lifelong dream was to open a school and share her passion for teaching children to become responsible, kind, passionate, and independent learners. She delights in creating a community of families. The school is truly her vision come true.

She, her husband, and two sons, Mitchell and Aidan love living in Central Florida.  Sheila enjoys yoga, reading, walking, cooking and spending time with her family.

Scott Linville
Founder and Executive Director

Scott is a Hoosier from the great state of Indiana by birth, but has resided in the greater Orlando area since the day Disney World opened its doors in the early ‘70s.  Scott graduated Cum Laude from Rollins College with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Marketing.  Following placements with Marriott Hotels and American Airlines in marketing positions, Scott returned to Central Florida in 1990 to become a part of the Office of Admission at Rollins.  At Rollins, Scott held the position of Associate Director of Admission and Director of International Admission for the College of Arts and Sciences.  He was responsible for coordinating the enrollment of 425 freshmen each year, 40 of which were from outside the United States. He observed many Montessori campuses from Boston and Washington, D.C., to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and Geneva, Switzerland.  This exposure allowed him to conceptualize how LMMA would one day grow.  In 1998, while at Rollins, he received his M.A. in K-12 School Counseling.

Although Scott had been working behind the scenes for many years, he officially joined LMMA in 2001. In addition to Human Resources, he oversees the School’s operating budget, Annual Fund budget, and as Communications Director, coordinates marketing and advertising for LMMA.