BLOOM TODDLER LEADS

Patient and Calm

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LINDSEY GRAHAM

Toddler Lead Guide
(Two Year Olds)

Lindsey was born and raised in Montana and graduated from the University of Montana in 2009 with a Bachelors degree in Communication and Human Relationships and a Minor in Human and Family Development with an emphasis on Adult and Child Intellectual Disabilities. While attending the University of Montana, Lindsey worked part time at the University Co-Teach preschool. After college Lindsey moved to Hawaii for a job at Põmaika' Elementary School running an Elementary Math intervention program and working in the Special Ed/Deaf Ed program.  Three years later Lindsey's love for Montana and her family brought her back to MT. She worked in Helena as a Family Support Specialist Case Manager before meeting the love of her life Dustin. She married in 2013 and soon thereafter became the stay at home mother of two beautiful little girls, ages 4 and 1. After her eldest started preschool here, it was a natural and easy decision to join the Bloom family after that. She currently works as a Lead guide in the Early Childhood classroom and loves all that this school has to offer. She hopes she can bring her experience working with Sign Language and Children with special needs to the classroom and is so blessed to have this opportunity to be apart of Bloom Montessori.

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SARA LONGTREE

Bloom Toddler Lead 
(One year olds)

Sara has been with Bloom for several years assisting in our Primary and Early Childhood environments.  Since summer 2018 Sara has been running our Infant program, helping to get it up and off the ground.  She has done training in Montessori Infant care and environments through the Center for Guided Montessori Studies.  She is now happily in charge or out one year old toddler classroom!

In addition to her work with us here at Bloom, she has two lovely children who keep her busy outside of work!  Her youngest child also has attended Bloom for the last several years.  Through her work both here at Bloom and from her perspective as a Bloom parent as well, she has developed a replete understanding of Bloom Montessori practices and Montessori pedagogy in regards to infant care and development.

 

BLOOM TODDLER ASSISTANTS

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ADONIS ZAMORA

Toddler Assistant

Adonis Zamora was born in Havana Cuba.  While in Cuba, he was selected to study at the Presidente Allende Teacher Training School, after which he studied at the Havana University English Language Program.  He graduated in 1996 as an English Teacher.  His first job was in a primary school, Renato Guilart, and he then progressed into working with successively older ages as the need presented itself, and he has worked with students all the way through college age.  He was invited to participate in the international "Pedagogy 2001" teacher symposium, where he was able to collaborate with teachers from around the world to discuss and share ideas about different pedagogies and methods of teaching.  Adonis moved to Helena in 2014 with his wife and daughters, and has been  working with Bloom Montessori since the spring of 2018.

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DOMTILA RIVES

Toddler Assistant

Domtila Rives was born and raised in Columbia, where she studied Language Education in University.  She has been living in Helena for about 15 years with her husband and son.  Domi has been working in the early childhood education field for about 15 years as well, and enjoys helping children learn Spanish so much that she began tutoring children in her afternoons.  Domi has been working with Bloom since fall of 2018 at the beginning of our infant program.  She enjoys singing, reading and playing with the children in the Toddler classroom, and offering a Spanish Language partial immersion environment for the children in her care.

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NANCY BUENALAYA

Toddler Assistant

Nancy came to Helena from Huanta, Peru.  She is the mother of two beautiful children, and has 15 years of experience raising her children and her nephew all by herself.  Her husband has lived in Helena since 2004, and she had the opportunity to come to Helena to reunite with him in March of 2019. Nancy started working with Bloom in April of 2019, and is happy to have me such beautiful, wonderful teachers, parents and children through her work at Bloom, and it is this social interaction that makes her work with Bloom positive and exciting!