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Primary Lead

Selena is a Primary lead with us here at Bloom Montessori school.  She has been working with us for several years, taking some time off to spend with her son and her husband Tyler after the birth of Andrew in February of 2017. Since January of 2019 Selena has been leading a primary classroom and finishing her Montessori certification through NAMC.  

Selena has lived in Helena her entire life, and discovered her love for teaching and working with kids through Grandstreet Theatre where she worked as a theatre school assistant all through high school. She graduated from Capital High School in 2016 and started working at Bloom as an after care assistant that fall. Selena continues to work at Grandstreet on different productions throughout the year as a teacher, stage manager, and actress. Selena is eager and thrilled to further her experience and growth as a Montessori Teacher with us here at Bloom Montessori!



Primary Lead

Lauren was born in Fayetteville, North Carolina and was raised in many different places including South Korea and Alaska because her father was in the Army. Early experiences with teachers led her to form a diligent approach and passion for teaching children. She received her education in Virginia, where she attended Southside Virginia Community College and received an Associates Degree in Arts and Sciences, continuing on to Longwood University, where she received her Bachelors in Elementary Education with a minor in Psychology. Now based in Helena, she is excited lead a Montessori classroom!  In her free time Lauren enjoys going on hikes with her boyfriend and being outdoors



Primary Lead

Raquel was born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina.  After high school she moved to Asuncion Paraguay with her family,  where she frequented first the Universidad de Asuncion and then Instituto de Bellas Artes where she pursued the career of graphic design. After two years in school, she had the opportunity to move to Italy. Raquel lived there for 7 years and met her son’s dad and ex husband (he is from Helena, Mt). Before they moved to Helena they lived in different states, including Georgia, Florida, Ohio,  Illinois and Colorado. She started her career in Early Childhood Education in 2012, completing many hours of training and certifications. Also she is fluent in Spanish and Italian.  Today Raquel is very excited to be part of Bloom Montessori.



Engaged and Supportive


Primary Assistant

Maria was born and raised in Mexico. Her First-grade teacher was so impactful in her life that she started a lifelong desire to be a teacher and care for young children. She attended college in Mexico and completed her studies in Professional Diploma in Childhood Development. While teaching, she continued studies and later received her Bachelor Degree in Education. Her teaching experience includes work with special needs, kindergarten, and elementary school children for 12 years. 

She met her husband while he was vacationing in Mexico and she was teaching. The following year they married in Mexico and moved in 2007 to Helena. She lives here with her husband and step-son. Since moving here, she translated to Spanish the Certified Nursing Exam used by Montana and other states. 

Maria joined Bloom Montessori School in Spring of 2019 and she loves and enjoys so much working every day with children.


Jared Ninahuanca

Primary Assistant

Bio Coming Soon!



Primary Assistant

Biography Coming Soon!

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