Alaina Blakely, Primary Directress, Primary Five Room

AA, AMS-EC


Karla Nelson, Toddler Directress, Toddler Two Room

AA, AMS-IT

Kelley has been practicing Montessori since 1997. Kelley loves that the Montessori philosophy fosters a life-long love of learning and encourages independence in children. Kelley enjoys hiking and traveling with her family. 

Contact Miss Kelley: Primary.four@montessorischoolofcheyenne.org

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 head teacher as well as one capable assistant teacher. Some of the primary classrooms have two assistants.

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.

Kathryn Bigelow, Primary Directress and Kindergarten Teacher, Primary Three Room

BA, AMS-EC

Alaina started working at MSC in 2000. She will graduate in July with a Bachelors degree in Human Services and continue on towards her Masters degree. She loves the Montessori philosophy because it allows the child to have freedom to explore his or her surroundings.  In her free time, Alaina enjoys running and spending time with her husband and two step children.

Contact Miss Alaina: Primary.five@montessorischoolofcheyenne.org

Lindsey began working at MSC in 2000. One of Lindsey’s favorite things about the Montessori philosophy is the way it allows the youngest of children to be as independent as they want to be. Some children are held back, with the fear of them being too young.  Montessori allows the child to thrive in all of his developments in a prepared environment. Lindsey enjoys yoga and spending time with her husband, two children and two dogs!

Contact Miss Lindsey: Toddler.one@montessorischoolofcheyenne.org

Lindsey Davis, Toddler Directress, Toddler One Room

BS, AMS-IT PITC I/T Director Credential

Rebecca Meerscheidt, Assistant Director

​BS, AMS-EC

Samantha began working at MSC in 2009. Samantha loves the Montessori philosophy because it focuses on the individual child and their potential, the mixed aged groups in one classroom and how the classroom is prepared for the children. Samantha enjoys anything outdoors and spending time with her family, friends and cat.


Contact Miss Samantha: Toddler.three@montessorischoolofcheyenne.org

  • Our elected Board is the governing and policy making body of the school, together with the Director and Assistant Director.  The Board establishes the school’s long range planning, oversees operations, approves the annual budget, provides support to school projects, and to the staff.


 

Becca has been at MSC since 1996. One thing that Becca loves about the Montessori philosophy is that it offers a wide range of opportunities to learn about nature, the world, other cultures and so much more. This is a perfect balance because young children naturally want to know about everything. Becca and her family moved from Germany in 1989. She enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter and granddaughter. 

Contact Rebecca: please call her at 307-635-2012 

Please email her at Director@montessorischoolofcheyenne.org



Our current 

Board of Directors


President - Erin Barkley

Vice President - Amanda Esch

Treasurer - Hosanna Custodio


Secretary - Jenn Adu

Amy Fagan
Ben Brandes
Beth Keeney
Katie Hughes
Whitney Agopian
Rachel DeSantis





Mona has been at MSC since 2004. One thing Mona loves about the Montessori method is how it fosters independence both physically and in ones thought process.  Mona has a love for music, art and oil painting.  Mona has two daughters. 

Contact Miss Mona: Primary.one@montessorischoolofcheyenne.org

Our Teachers

Samantha O'Dell, Toddler Directress, Toddler Three Room

BA, AMS-IT Intern

​Kelley Powers, Primary Directress, Primary Four Room

​BA, AMS-EC

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.

Contact Miss Karla: toddler.two@montessorischoolofcheyenne.org


Kate began working at MSC in 2008. Kate believes that Montessori children are the best part of Montessori Education. The philosophy builds independent, inquisitive learners that make each day exciting and new! Kate holds her Wyoming State Teaching Certificate, and she is also our Kindergarten teacher.  Kate has a 3 year old black Lab named Kai that keeps her very busy!  

Contact Miss Kate: Primary.three@montessorischoolofcheyenne.org

Mona Hernandez-Jagoditsh, Primary Directress, Primary One Room

​AMS-EC