Highly Qualified


Elementary Lead Guide

Vanessa was born and raised on the Ft. Peck Indian Reservation in Northeastern Montana.  She knew from an early age that she wanted to be a teacher.  Her educational philosophies were shaped by her experiences teaching in small Yupik and Inupiat villages in the Alaskan bush, where a very progressive model of public education was implemented.  Once arriving back home to Montana, Vanessa came to know and love the Montessori approach to learning.  She immediately saw the parallels between the Montessori philosophy and her background in personalized learning.  Vanessa holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education as well as a Masters in Education degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Alaska at Anchorage. Vanessa resides in Helena with her husband John and their two children, Jack and Ella.


Elementary Assistant Guide

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