Kristen Nowak has worked at the school since the fall of 1998, first as a preschool teaching assistant and then as a teacher after completing her Montessori preschool training and receiving certification through the Pan American Montessori Society in 2002. Kristen then went on to receive her Elementary Montessori training and certification from the North American Montessori Training Center in British Columbia, Canada. She now serves as a teacher in our lower elementary classroom.
Kristen and her husband have a lovely daughter who is a student in our elementary school. They enjoy going for walks, biking and family activities together.
Tamela Irons has been teaching for the last 12 years. She received a Bachelor of Science degree with honors from MSU in Elementary Education with a minor in Spanish. She holds a Montana State Teacher Certificate in Elementary Ed K-8 and Spanish K-12. Tamela attended the Montessori Education Center of the Rockies in Boulder where she received an American Montessori Society Elementary 1 Credential in 2002.
For the last four years Tamela has been an instructor at the training center teaching part of the Living World Curriculum to future Montessori teachers. Tamela has traveled and lived in various countries around the world and visited six continents.
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