Head of School 

Nancy McNabb brings a great deal of training and experience to our school with over 30 years of experience as a Montessori teacher and administrator. She is certified as a Montessori Infant/Toddler teacher through the American Montessori Society (AMS) in Boulder, Colorado. In addition, she is a certified Montessori Preschool Teacher through the Pan American Montessori Society (PAMS) and holds a Bachelor of Sciences in Psychology and a Master of Sciences in Rehabilitation Counseling from Florida State University. She has offered workshops and support for parents and families for many years,and has recently taught a Montessori Infant/Toddler education course in St. Petersburg, Russia . 

Nancy enjoys spending time with her husband, and their four adult children and grandchildren. 

Facilities Manager 

Matt Tadvick has a B.S. in Spanish and Spanish Literature from Colorado State University. After graduation, he explored the west for several years and ultimately landed at Old Faithful in Yellowstone National Park for five years. After leaving Yellowstone to settle in Bozeman, he worked at the Museum of the Rockies as the Visitor Services Manager for three years and at the travel agency, Off the Beaten Path. 

Matt loves spending time with his wife, and their two daughters who attended Middle Creek for many years before moving on to middle school. 

Office Manager
Barb Gallagher comes to us with over 25 years of bookkeeping and office management experience, working with various companies in the Gallatin Valley. While raising her 6 children she also ran a registered in-home daycare. She has lived in the Belgrade area for 27 years.

Barb enjoys her family, and her 17 grandchildren keep her quite busy!


Office Assistant

Jen Carruth is an Atlanta native with a B.A. in Philosophy and Comparative Religion from Georgia State University. She is currently working towards a Master's Degree in Clinical Social Work with a focus on trauma and resiliency. Jen has deep roots in service and hospitality and has worked at Saffron Table since its opening in 2014. She has been an MCM parent for 5 years and is excited to be joining the administrative team and deepening her immersion in the MCM community! 


Jen has a musician husband, a precocious tween, and a giant dog. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, thrifting, playing word games, and hanging out on various porches with her family and friends.