Andrew first moved to Bozeman area in 1994. After a few brief
side-trips to MN and WA, as an avid skier and hiker Matt moved back in
2001. Matt brings international consulting experience working in
Germany, UK, India, and Japan. Matt’s consulting focused primarily on
strategic business process improvement and the adoption and
implementation of technology solutions. Matt attended a private
secondary boarding school in Faribault, MN and received a BA in
Economics from the University of St. Thomas, a private university.
brings to the board a lifelong love for and a strong belief in private
education, strategic long-range planning, and a background of
facilitating and implementing solutions for continuous improvement. Matt
and his wife have two children that have graduated from the school.
Ryan Jackson is a trial lawyer with Jackson Law P.C. in Bozeman.
He is a graduate of Montana State University and University of Montana
School of Law. Ryan is a 4th generation native of Montana and enjoy's,
with his wife Mary Ann and 2 children, all the opportunities this great
state has to offer.
Both of Ryan's children have attended Middle
Creek Montessori; John was in MiCasita for 3 years and Josie is
currently in the Sunshine class.
Jenny Sabo is a graduate of Harvard University and has lived in
Gallatin Valley since 1995. She resides on the family cattle ranch near
Harrison, MT with her husband Mark and sons Riley (a Middle Creek
graduate), and Kiril (an Upper Elementary student). With her deep
interest in the connection between food and health, Jenny was overjoyed
to discover the farm and outdoor program at Middle Creek.
Ranch has shared cows, pigs, ducks and turkeys and ranch visits with the
enthusiastic staff and students at Middle Creek, and Jenny has enjoyed
sharing lunch casseroles made with locally raised ingredients with our
elementary students. She brings her experience as a founding Board
member of the Emerson Cultural Center to our Board and community.
Trom brings extensive experience in finance and technology to the
school. With a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering, he spent several years
consulting and 13 years helping to grow an engineering startup company
to public status. He is currently Director of Software Development at a
Jeff and his wife, Lydia, have one child at
Middle Creek and two children that have graduated from Middle Creek
Jeffrey McNabb is
a professional civil engineer who was an original founding member of
the Middle Creek Academy in 2005. He studied creative dramatics and
children’s theatre at Arizona State University and has Bachelor and
Master Degrees in civil engineering from the University of Minnesota.
served five years as a board member in a public school district where
he learned the team work and cooperation required of a functioning
board. This experience, coupled with the four previous years as a
trustee of the Middle Creek Academy, has prepared him to help provide
vision and policy to the school administration to ensure Middle Creek
Montessori is a safe and healthy school.
Hattie Baker Graham is originally from New Orleans with a B.A in Political Communication from Louisiana State University. After graduation, she worked in Japan with the Japan Foreign Minister's JET Program as an Assistant Language Teacher (ALT). In 2004, she moved to Bozeman to work as an ESL instructor and interim Administration Director for MSU's affiliate ESL language school. In 2007, she obtained a Master's in Public Administration from MSU and went to work with the City of Bozeman to develop the city's first Climate Action Plan.
She brings strong skills in educational planning, administration management, carbon reduction strategies, and stakeholder communication. As a child, she attended Montessori school and is a strong supporter of the Montessori method.
Hattie and her husband David have two children who attend Middle Creek Montessori.
Tricia Mayes LeQuesne has lived in the Bozeman area since 1994. She has a B.S. in Economics from Auburn University and is currently pursuing a graduate degree in Counseling Psychology with concentration in Ecopsychology.
Through her involvement with crisis and advocacy work, Tricia utilizes her commitment to promote community health and wellness.
Tricia and her family have strong belief in sustainable living and the importance of connection with the natural world.
Tricia has a daughter at Middle Creek Montessori an interest and belief in the Montessori philosophy of education, as well as a passion for outdoor education programs and experiential learning.