Toddler

Alyssa Jewett, Lead Teacher - Primary Two Classroom




Contact Ms. Alyssa: primary.two@montessorischoolofcheyenne.org

Lead Assistant: Brooke Downey

Kathryn Bigelow, BA, AMS-EC, Primary Directress and Kindergarten Teacher - Primary Three Classroom

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 an adorable black Lab named Kai that keeps her very busy!  

Contact Miss Kate: primary.three@montessorischoolofcheyenne.org

Lead Assistant:

Brittaney Stewart, Lead Teacher - Toddler One Classroom




Contact Ms. Brittaney: toddler.one@montessorischoolofcheyenne.org

Lead Assistant: Peyton Jagoditsh

OUR MONTESSORI TEACHERS

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Alaina Blakely, BA, AMS-EC, Lead Teacher - Primary Five Classroom


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 Ms. Alaina: primary.five@montessorischoolofcheyenne.org

Lead Assistants: Jennifer Sones

Angela Weigel, Lead Teacher - Primary Four Classroom


Angela began working at MSC in 2018. She believes that Maria Montessori 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!


Contact Ms. Angela: primary.four@montessorischoolofcheyenne.org

Lead Assistants: Denise Sones & Jessica Metzger


Samantha Odell, BA, AMS-EC, Lead Teacher - Toddler Three Classroom


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 and spending time with friends and family.

Contact Ms. Samantha: toddler.three@montessorischoolofcheyenne.org

Lead Assistant: Gabby Snell


Where exploration fosters a love of learning

Karla Nelson, AA, AMS-EC, 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.

Contact Ms. Karla: toddler.two@montessorischoolofcheyenne.org

Lead Assistant: Estelle Bennett

Jackie Eckles, Lead Teacher - Primary One Classroom

 

Contact Ms. Jackie: primary.one@montessorischoolofcheyenne.org

Lead Assistant: Toni Ortiz

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 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.