Our Team

Our Team

Our dedicated, highly trained leadership, teaching, and administrative staff are passionate about bringing out the best in our students and creating a positive learning environment for all.

All guides have completed training certified by the Montessori Council of Teacher Education (MACTE), American Montessori Society (AMS) or Association Montessori Internationale (AMI).

Leadership & Administration

Kelley Flanders
Head of School
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Christian Obando
Director of Operations
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Carolina Abrantes
Office Assistant
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Cady Batzel
Additional Services Coordinator
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Robbie Davis
Building & Grounds Manager
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Tim Lacine
Accountant
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Abby Russi
Admissions & Communications
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Toddler Community

Melissa Martinez-Miland
Guide Pinecones
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Sarah Dennis
Assistant Pinecones
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Sally Johnson
Assistant Pinecones
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Liqing Yu
Guide Acorns
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Carol Galde
Assistant Acorns
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Children's House (3 years to Kindergarten)

Aspen Classroom
​Kelly Shinn
Guide
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Katie Mauseth
Assistant
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Amy Staes
Assistant
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Birches Classroom
Laura Lawson
Assistant

Samantha Vrieze
Assistant
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Cypress Classroom
​Trisha Roeker
Guide
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Brianna Stenzel
Guide
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Jessica Nelson
Assistant, Additional Services
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Lily Wildfeuer
Assistant
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Redwoods Classroom
Nikki Brown
Guide

​Michelle Ebnet
Guide
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Jessie Hale
Assistant
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Willows Classroom
​Kate Faruolo
Guide
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Niniek Pranoto
Assistant

Taylor Wiltfong
Guide-in-Training
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Elementary

Lower Elementary (Grades 1-3)
Ashley Giberson-Asplund
Guide
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Isaiah Berndt
Assistant
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Andi Mettler
Guide
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Molly Kleist
Assistant
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Upper Elementary (Grades 4-6)
Laura Rasmussen
Guide
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Sharri French
Art Guide, Assistant
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Mark Seifert
Guide
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Mona Noureldin
Assistant
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Middle Years (Grades 7-9)

Ed Rasmussen
Guide
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Nancy Richardson, Ph.D
Guide, IB Coordinator
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Specialists

Diane Betzolt
Resource Guide
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Nicole DeBurton
Ecology, Spanish Guide
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Sharri French
Art Guide, Assistant
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Isiah Giberson-Asplund
PE & Health Guide
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Maria Luisa Reyes Peralta
Spanish Guide
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Angela Tengesdal
Music Guide
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Tina Xie
Chinese Language Guide
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Additional Services

Kristi Ehlenfeldt
ASC, Additional Services
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Molly McNallan
ASC, Additional Services
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Elizabeth Montgomery
Floating Assistant, ASC
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Jessica Nelson
Assistant, Additional Services
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