Staff

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.

Administration
Jen Ernst, Assistant Director

Cristy Zeller, Executive Director

Elementary
Kes’ava Dernovsek, Upper Elementary Guide (Ponderosa)
Elise Washburn, Assistant (Ponderosa)
Adi Scantlebury, Lower Elementary Lead Teacher (Willow)
Greg Leininger, Assistant (Willow)
Ramsey Fornara, Lower Elementary Guide (Maple)

Miles Griffiths,  Assistant (Maple)

Primary
Megan Rooney, Guide (Blue Spruce)

Katy Pawlick, Assistant (Blue Spruce)
Todd Van Hoesen, Guide (Aspen)
Veronica Lopez, Assistant (Aspen)

Toddler
Katie Wurzell
, Guide (Pinyon)
Ashley Walters, Assistant (Pinyon)
Beth Wetzel, Guide (Juniper)
April Gonzales, Assistant (Juniper) 

Nido (Infant)
Brena Kee
, Lead (Honey Locust)
Anissa Doten, Assistant (Honey Locust)

Before/Aftercare/Rotating Assistants/Substitutes

Lauren Perez

Academic Support

Sherri Corcoran, School Counselor
Jen Ernst, Speech Therapist
Emma Zimmer, Special Education Teacher

Lisa Larez, Occupational Therapist