Our Staff: Primary Classrooms (3 yr. old -6 yr. old)
Miss Itsuko is one of our Primary Lead Teachers. She earned her bachelor's degree in Philosophy at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Soon after, she discovered her
passion for the Montessori teaching philosophy! She then earned her teaching certification from the American Montessori Society, and has worked as a Montessori Lead Teacher for the last six years. She is also an incredibly talented artist, and worked with the children to create the artwork that adorns the walls throughout the school!! Miss Itsuko loves helping children learn through the expression of their unique creativity.
Miss Eva is also one of our Primary Lead Teachers. She is certified from the American Montessori Society, and has taught the Montessori Method
for the last five years at the Preschool and Kindergarten level. Miss Eva says that the Montessori method won her heart especially through its peace studies. From that point on, she said, "I knew this was it!"She loves the spontaneity and the individual attention that the Montessori classroom allows. Miss Eva loves the outdoors and gardening (she remembers sleeping outside as a teenager!). She is looking forward to helping the children plant our school garden this spring!
Miss Stacy is one of Bluebird Montessori's full time Lead Primary Teachers. She has worked in a Montessori classroom for over ten years. She earned her AMS (American Montessori Society) Montessori
teaching credentials in 2009. Miss Stacy takes great joy in seeing a child master a lesson and the look of pride on their faces. In her free time Miss Stacy loves to read, spend time with her family and doing pretty much anything outside.
Our Staff: Toddler Classroom (18 months old - 36 months old)
Miss Jessie is our full time Lead Teacher in the toddler classroom. Not only has Miss Jessie earned her certification from the American Montessori Society, she also attended Montessori schools from preschool
through eighth grade. Having been exposed to both Montessori and non-Montessori schooling,Jessie is passionate about the philosophy, and creating an environment to facilitate the independence of the child. Miss Jessie has previous experience working with children as a nanny, and also as an assistant teacher in a Montessori classroom. In her free time, Jessie loves to work out, craft, and spend time with her family and her two cats!
Miss Raiani is one of our toddler Teaching Assistants. She comes to us from a prechool in Brazil and holds a bachelors's degree in social work with a focus on children's rights. Miss Raiani believes that Montessori is an amazing way for kids to
learn. She enjoys watching each child learn and grow everyday. In her free time Miss Raiani enjoys dancing, watching her husband's band and lounging on the couch with her cats and watching television.
Our Staff: After Care
Miss Leia is one of our Aftercare Teachers. She currently working on her Early Childhood Education degree. She has made the Dean's List each semester! She discovered her passion for children while teaching religious education at her church. Miss Leia
has come to really enjoy the Montessori method. She loves the calm, positive environment as well as seeing each child grow daily. In her free time Miss Leia enjoys baking, reading and spending lots of time with her friends, family and cat.
Mr. Dan is one of our Aftercare Teachers. This is his first time working with children in a preschool but he is not new to Montessori. He attended Montessori school from kindergarten to eighth grade! Mr. Dan's favorite part of the day
is when he gets to interact and play with the children. In Mr. Dan's spare time he enjoys spending time with his kitty, playing frisbee golf and spending time with his very tight knit friend group. Mr. Dan officiated the wedding for two of his best friends!
Our Staff: Administrative
Miss Katie is our Office Manager and part time helper. She comes to us from the corporate world and couldn't be happier to be out of it! She has twelve years of accounting experience. Miss Katie has become an avid supporter of the
Montessori method after having her daughter attend our school and seeing how much she has grown. She has three children that keep her very busy. In her spare time Miss Katie loves kickboxing and running.
Mr. Tom is our Owner/Administrative Director. He has been coaching or teaching children since middle school. Mr. Tom was first introduced to Montessori when his oldest started attending a Montessori school as an infant.All
three of his girls have attended Montessori schools. He is such an avid believer in the Montessori method he decided to open a school! In his spare time Mr. Tom enjoys working out, watching movies and spending time with family.