Sylvia Aslanian

Ms. Sylvia has been a part of the Millhopper Montessori School family for twenty years. She has been the director of the Spotlight Kids since 2005.  Her hobby and love for theater brought her to MMS, where she created a Speech/Drama and Debate course for students in first - eight grades. For the past fifteen  years, Sylvia has co-directed the Elementary/Middle School in the annual End of the Year Show held at EHS. She has adapted many plays for the Summer Drama Camp, including several Shakespeare works. As the Middle School Drama teacher she has directed the middle school students in a Shakespeare Festival held every other year at the Thomas Center. The mission of the Shakespeare Festival is to help younger students understand and enjoy the works of Shakespeare. Sylvia worked for Moshe' Diamant at Trans World Entertainment in Los Angeles and learned many aspects of film. She also worked at Fun Amusements, Inc. producer of The Pee Wee Herman Show.

Elizabeth Bublitz 

Ms. Liz started vocal coaching the Spotlight Kids and Millhopper Montessori School's end of the year musical in 2011 and was hired as Millhopper's music teacher the following year. She now teaches music to the Little House through 8th grade and assists Ms. Sylvia in her Drama/Speech and Debate classes. As music teacher, Elizabeth directs an annual Winter Program for Kindergarteners through 8th graders. Elizabeth also co-directs the end of the year musicals with Ms. Sylvia. She attended the University of South Florida as a vocal performance major and made her solo debut in Tampa, FL with the Florida Orchestra. Elizabeth has won multiple Outstanding Soloist awards for her jazz performances and has recorded a country album.


Christina Eckstein

Ms. Christina taught music at Millhopper Montessori School for four years. She is now a lead preschool teacher. After-school she directors the Spotlight Singers Vocal Ensembles. She received her BM in education (K-12) from Youngstown State University (Ohio) in 2000 and her MM in performance from Florida State University in 2002. During her studies at FSU, she was also a graduate teaching assistant. Previously, Christina taught elementary music at Eagle Heights Academy, which is an urban charter school in Youngstown, Ohio. She directed her students in many musical programs within the school as well as in the community.