Staff Biographies




Amy is a co-Director and co-Owner, also teaching in the North classroom. She was raised in Texas where she attended Texas State University.  She moved to Seattle in 1992.  Before joining Montessori Garden in August of 1995 she spent three years with The Boys & Girls Clubs.    She completed her AMS training in 1997.   The mother of two boys, she enjoys going to movies and entertaining with her husband.


Megan is a co-Director and co-Owner, also teaching in the South classroom. She completed her AMS training in 1998. After working at Montessori Garden from 1998 to 2003,  she obtained her BA and Washington State Teaching Credential from Western Washington University.  Her interests include exercise, film and travel.  She is married and the mother of a son and daughter.


Else attended North Seattle Community College in Early Childhood Education and has worked with children since 1989. Else started at Montessori Garden in June of 1991 as the art teacher.  She is a native of Canada, was raised in Denmark, and became a citizen of the United States in 1997.  She is married and is the mother of a daughter and a son.


Eric works as the Creative Dramatics teacher and Montessori Assistant.  He is a native of Western Pennsylvania.  He graduated from Edinboro University with a Bachelors degree in Music Education in 2002, and taught music in New Jersey Public Schools until 2006.  Eric currently lives in Fremont, enjoys camping and hiking and is a local musician.


Annie is the Kids Club program supervisor.  She is originally from Pittsburgh Pennsylvania.  She is a graduate of Edinboro University of Pennsylvania.  Annie is currently getting her AMS teaching credential and is working as a Montessori intern.  She sill work for the 2016-2017 as a student teacher in both classrooms.  She enjoys camping, drawing, photography, and plays tenor saxophone.


Syddy joined Montessori Garden in September of 2015 as a Kids Club staff member.  She studied massage therapy at Cortiva Institute of Seattle, and has been a Licensed Massage Practitioner since 2014.  Syddy loves art of all kinds, teaching kids about nature, and supporting her community. She lives in Greenwood with her partner Ryan.


A Seattle native born into a large family of artists, she has extensive training in the fine arts. Her nurturing nature led her to assume the role of family babysitter, and after helping to raise her younger siblings, she started working as a nanny in 2007. She later attended Seattle Central to obtain her Associates of Arts degree. Following her passion in early childhood development she completed the STARS early childhood training program in 2014 before working as a teacher at Green Lake Preschool. She now lives in Beacon Hill with her partner and their beloved pets. She continues to incorporate her fine arts background into her two greatest passions, education and fashion design.


Jordan is a Texas transplant who joined our Kids Club team this year. 






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6615 Dayton Ave North Seattle, WA  98103  

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