Born and raised in Puerto Rico, Mrs. McNaughton graduated in 1982 with BS degree in Political Science and Public Administration from the Inter-American University of San German, Puerto Rico.  Shortly after graduation, she moved to Miami in pursuit of employment opportunities and higher education. Prior to education, she held management positions in the retail industry and administrative level positions in retail and investment banking.  Mrs. McNaughton began her career in education holding a two-year paraprofessional position at a MDCPS in the kindergarten setting.  In 1995 she enrolled in the Graduate Teacher Education Program at Nova Southeastern University, and after taking a hiatus, returned to complete her graduate studies in 2003, completing her Masters in Special Education, with K-12 certification.   

Her career at Coral Reef Montessori has evolved from volunteering extensive hours as a parent of a daughter who attended the first kindergarten class, to a second assistant in the Pre-K-K.  During that same year, she began the Spanish program at CRMA, coordinated events and initiated a tutoring program for struggling readers. Additionally, Mrs. McNaughton served as the Physical Education teacher at CRMA while teaching Spanish and tutoring. It was not until 2003, when she became the Exceptional Education Teacher in addition to teaching Spanish.   From the years in the Pre K-K, Mrs. McNaughton dedicated additional time to organizing activities and events for the school such as Scholastic Book Fair, Hispanic Heritage, Black History Month, and Field Day at Cutler Ridge Park and later Jump Rope for the Heart. In addition she collaborated with the Winter Poetry Festival, End of the Year Play, Youth Visits the United Nations, St, Augustine, Everglades & Colorado Field trips. Currently, she is an active participant in several committees such as EESAC Committee, Bullying Committee, SST Coordinator and Student Support Team Member.  

Mrs. McNaughton is a strong advocate for public education, and if not teaching (which is hard to imagine, since she has been in a classroom for 15 years!), she would dedicate herself to pro-bono legal advocacy.