Our Staff

Who We Are

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.

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Montessori Guides

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

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Jen Ernst

Assistant Director
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Cristy Zeller

Executive Director

Elementary School Staff

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Kim Avery

Upper Elementary Guide (Ponderosa)
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Dylan Willett

Lower Elementary Guide (Maple)
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Kendra Hermann

Lower Elementary Guide (Willow)

Elementary School Assistants

2022-23 Elementary Assistants

Maple Class:  Kelsey Whitaker
Willow Class:  Hunter Rickard
Ponderosa Class: Anne Flaherty

Primary School Staff

Primary School Assistants

2022-23 Primary Assistants

Aspen Class: Sarai Willett
Blue Spruce Class: Annelise Bailey

Toddler & Nido (Infant) Staff

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Beth Wetzel

Guide (Juniper)
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Brena Kee

Lead Infant Guide (Honey Locust)

Classroom Assistants

Paulina Thompson

Infant Assistant

Macy Kiim

Toddler Assistant (Pinyon)

Ally York

Toddler Assistant (Juniper)

Before/Aftercare • Rotating Assistants • Substitutes

Rotating Assistants/Paraprofessionals: Megan Deal, Kay Enriquez, and Kristin Siegrist
Substitute Assistants: TBD

Acedemic Support Staff

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Sherri Corcoran

School Counselor
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Jacob Lalan

Speech and Language Pathologist
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Laura Nie

Reading Specialist
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Provided by CCESA

Occupational Therapist
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Emma Zimmer

Special Education Teacher