Ms. Ann Gilman


Ms. Ann

Ms. Ann Gilman is the administrator of Eagan Montessori Academy and Amazing Beginnings Montessori schools.

I was born in Sri-Lanka and am now living in Eagan MN for the past 32 years with my husband Dr. Phil (from South Dakota). We have been married for the past 25 years and have two children. My siblings and I attended Montessori schools in Sri-Lanka and most of us pursued our higher studies in the United States. I have a degree in Business administration from National College of Business in SD and a diploma in Montessori education. I know for a fact that I have found my passion in life. I love what I do and all the children that come my way bring me so much joy!!!!!! I am so proud to be a part of the Montessori method of education. My goal is to provide each child that attends these schools the best pre-school experience they can have in a safe and loving environment that will make a positive difference in their lives.


Ms. Pamela Cummings


Pamela Cummings

Hi, my name is Pamela Cummings. I live in Eagan, Minnesota but I am originally from Los Angeles, California. I have lived in Minnesota for five years and am very happy to call this home.

I am married with three children: one boy and two girls. In my spare time I to like go shopping; and I love to spend quality time with my family. We watch movies and play at the park.

I have worked with children of all ages for over 20 years and I am currently attending Capella University to obtain my B.A. degree and also attending school to receive my degree in the early childhood Montessori program.

I love working with children, talking to parents and being as helpful as possible to everyone. My goal for teaching is that your child will have fun exploring while learning. I love to see children learn and grow through “structured play” because teaching children means the world to me and becoming successful in any and everything they try to do in their journey.

I look forward to working with you and teaching your child new and exciting ways to learn in the classroom here at Amazing Beginnings Montessori School.


Ms. Molly Fry


Molly Fry

Hello my name is Molly Fry. I am excited to start new career at Amazing Beginnings in Inver Grove Heights as the Assistant director and Lead preschool teacher.

I have been married for almost 15 years and have four children Jacob, Isabelle, Landon, and Zadie. I have worked with children for many years as a child care provider and teacher. From High school to college I have had a great deal of hands on experience with children and their families.

I started my college career at University of Minnesota Duluth and transferred to Bethel University and graduated in December of 2002 with a teaching license, K-8. I have earned a Technology in Education certificate from University of Minnesota Duluth. I went to graduate school at Bethel University and earned K-12 Literacy License.

I worked at Mackin Educational Resources for 7 years in the school library field. I loved working with children's books but I missed the classroom so I made a change. I worked for Celebration Academy in the infant room, 2nd /3rd grade classroom and spent the last 3 years in preschool/pre-K classroom, for a total of just over four years.