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
Kim Avery, Academic Director

Cristy Zeller, Administrative Director

Elementary
Kes’ava Dernovsek, Upper Elementary Guide (Ponderosa)
TBD, Assistant (Ponderosa)
Adi Scantlebury, Lower Elementary Lead Teacher (Willow)
Kristine Downard, Lower Elementary Co-Teacher (Willow)
Ramsey Fornara, Lower Elementary Guide (Maple)

TBD,  Assistant (Maple)

Primary
Megan Rooney, Guide (Blue Spruce)

Laura Emrick, Assistant (Blue Spruce)
Todd Van Hoesen, Guide (Aspen)
TBD, Assistant (Aspen)

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

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

Before/Aftercare/Rotating Assistants/Substitutes

Natasha Fulton
Jasmin Liggitt
Jennifer Quarterman

Academic Support

Trish Alley, Special Education Director
Sherri Corcoran, School Counselor
Jen Ernst, Speech Therapist
Andy Yazzie, School Psychologist
Emma Zimmer, Special Education Teacher