At the Montessori School of Cheyenne, we feel very lucky to have caring, highly qualified, and loyal teachers and administrators. Many of our teachers have been at the school for over five years and some staff have served the school for 10-20 years. Many of our teachers hold degrees related to children and education and all of our teachers are certified by the American Montessori Society (AMS).
Each classroom has one Montessori-certified lead teacher as well as one assistant teacher.
The strong educational backgrounds and substantial classroom experiences of our faculty make them highly trained and knowledgeable in the area of early childhood education. The Montessori School of Cheyenne supports ongoing professional development for all of our staff through internal and external staff training and other educational pursuits.
Jackie Hutchins, MA, AMS-EC, Lead Teacher - Primary Five Classroom
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Lead Assistant: Ms. Sierra
Ms. Brittany, Primary Three
Spencer Kelly, BA, AMS-IT, Lead Teacher - Toddler Three Classroom
Spencer first joined MSC in 2009 as an afternoon assistant. Since then, they have worked in a few other preschool environments, however MSC is the place they call home. They got their Bachelor’s of Science in Human Development of Family Science in 2015 from the University of Wyoming, and will finish their Montessori training in February of 2023. In their personal time, Spencer enjoys spending time with their dogs, Reina and Kenai, hiking and watching scary movies.
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Lead Assistant: Ms. Haley
Ms. Faith, Primary One
Ms. Ashley, Primary Two
Ms. Sierra, Primary Five
Ms. Taylor, Primary Four
Montessori School of Cheyenne
Where exploration fosters a love of learning
Karla Nelson, AA, AMS-IT, Lead Teacher - Toddler Two Classroom
Karla began working at MSC in 2002. She loves everything about the Montessori philosophy. Seeing the pride of the children when they master a task, the awe of the parents when they see what their child is capable of and the freedom the children have to pursue their interests. Karla has three children, two grown sons and one young daughter.
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Lead Assistant: Ms. Estelle
Samantha O'Dell, BA, AMS-IT - Co-Assistant Director
Samantha O'Dell started working at MSC in 2009. Samantha has a BA in Elementary Education with a minor in Early Childhood and earned her Montessori Infant/Toddler Certification in 2017. Samantha loves that Montessori focuses on the individual child and their potential, offers mixed ages in the classroom, and fosters independence. Samantha loves being outdoors, reading and spending time with friends, family and her two cats.
Contact Ms. Samantha: ADSamantha@montessorischoolofcheyenne.org
Georgie Johnson, BA, AMS-EC - Lead Teacher - Primary One Classroom
Georgie graduated with a Bachelor's in Elementary Education from the University of Wyoming in 2016. She has been an early childhood teacher for 5 years. Ms. Georgie and her husband moved to Cheyenne in 2019. After finding MSC, she fell in love with the school's culture and the Montessori Philosophy. She will complete her internship and graduate with her Montessori Early Childhood Credential in May. She is so grateful to be a part of the Montessori family. Following the child, cultivating a peaceful and caring community, and fostering independence are some of her favorite aspects of Montessori education.
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Lead Assistant: Ms. Faith
Alaina Blakely, MS, AMS-EC - Assistant Director
Alaina started working at MSC in 2000. She loves the Montessori philosophy because it allows the child to have the freedom to explore his or her surroundings within a safe environment. During her time at Montessori, Ms. Alaina has been an afternoon assistant, lead assistant, and lead teacher. She also worked on earning her Master's degree in Human and Social Services. In her free time, Alaina enjoys running and spending time with her husband and two children, and her dog Zoey.
Contact Ms. Alaina: ADBlakely@montessorischoolofcheyenne.org
Ms. Haley, Toddler Three
Angela Weigel, BA, AMS-EC - Lead Teacher - Primary Four Classroom
Angela began working at MSC in 2018. She believes that Maria Montessori is right when she says "it’s not enough to love a child." Angela's is thrilled to love, nurture and watch the children in her classroom grow. Angela has been a part of the teaching community for 28 years, but is new to Montessori and loves learning new Montessori work right along with her students!
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Lead Assistants: Ms. Taylor
Lindsey Davis, BS, AMS-IT, PITC I/T Credential - Executive Director
Lindsey has been with MSC since 2000. She received her bachelor’s degree in Child Development from University of Wyoming in 2007 and then completed her Montessori Infant Toddler Certification in 2008 from The Montessori Education Center of the Rockies. She was a lead toddler teacher for 13 years. Prior to becoming MSC’s Director, she served as the interim director and assistant director. The Montessori philosophy and Montessori School of Cheyenne have played a huge role in her life and she is very humbled and thankful to be leading such a wonderful program. Lindsey has high hopes for the future of MSC. Both of Lindsey’s children have attended MSC and it holds a very special place in her heart. On her free time she enjoys spending time family and friends and practicing yoga when she gets the chance.
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Ms. Alyssa, Toddler One
Ms. Estelle, Toddler Two
Madison Marsh, BA Lead Teacher - Primary Three Classroom
I am currently in my Montessori training and I am so excited to be apart of this school. Montessori education has become an important part of my life and sharing it is an absolute joy.
I love watching my students grow everyday.
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Lead Assistant: Ms. Brittany
Brittaney Stewart, BS, AMS - IT - Lead Teacher - Toddler One Classroom
Brittaney has loved being a part of MSC! There are many things that Brittaney likes about Montessori education, but her top two reasons are fostering each child’s independence within the classroom, and meeting the child’s needs where they are developmentally. When Brittaney is not in the classroom you can find her taking road trips, spending time with friends and family, or reading a book. She currently has one cat fur baby named Sophie who I rescued from the animal shelter in Laramie Wyoming.
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Lead Assistant: Ms. Alyssa
Alyssa Trevathan, BS, AMS-EC - Lead Teacher - Primary Two Classroom
Alyssa taught a year of preschool in Colorado and fell in love with the age group. She is new to Montessori but already loves the philosophy and sees how well it works to inspire children to be independent learners. She has two sweet kitties named OJ and Lily who keep me on my toes.
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Lead Assistant: Ms. Ashley
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