Haven Montessori School first and foremost is a community and this sense of community starts with our staff. Each staff member has been chosen for certain qualities which brings much strength to our community. The love of working with children is evident in everyone.

Our lead guides are certified Montessori guides with Bachelor’s Degrees and/or Master’s Degrees. The Montessori certification process trains the guides to observe the child as an individual and to follow that child’s needs and interests. Through such observation the “teacher” will guide the child to the appropriate material or lesson to expand on the child’s interest, or to be sure every curriculum area is being met without avoidance. Hence, our teachers are called guides and can be seen as the link for the child to the materials and concepts in the classroom awakening the inner drive to learn more and in doing so, the child learns to love the process of learning.

Jen Ernst, Assistant Director

Cristy Zeller, Executive Director

Kim Avery, Upper Elementary Guide (Ponderosa)
Sophia Marshall, Assistant (Ponderosa)
Kendra Hermann, Lower Elementary Lead Teacher (Willow)
Debbie Vrieswyk Assistant (Willow)
Sarah Campbell, Lower Elementary Guide (Maple)

Sam Pallack,  Assistant (Maple)

Meghann Jacobs, Guide (Blue Spruce)

Dylan Willett, Assistant (Blue Spruce)
Todd Van Hoesen, Guide (Aspen)
Heather Vrieswyk, Assistant (Aspen)

Katie Wurzell
, Guide (Pinyon)
Leia Linkowski, Assistant (Pinyon)
Beth Wetzel, Guide (Juniper)
Ashley McNew, Assistant (Juniper) 

Nido (Infant)
Brena Kee
, Lead (Honey Locust)
Katy Pawlick, Assistant (Honey Locust)

Before/Aftercare/Rotating Assistants/Substitutes

Nicolette Tuscany
Bethany Pedata
Megan Doud
Katie Peffer
Kailey Sammons

Academic Support

Sherri Corcoran, School Counselor
Laura Nie, Reading Specialist
Jen Ernst, Speech Therapist
Emma Zimmer, Special Education Teacher

TBD, Occupational Therapist

Jen Ernst also serves as Haven Montessori School’s Special Education Director/Coordinator, 504 Coordinator, and Title IX Coordinator.