Enrichment Staff


Ellen Stephenson - MUSIC 

Ellen, originally from North Carolina, has lived in Montana for over 26 years. She has taught K-12 music in Yellowstone, Bozeman and Libby public schools. She presently teaches private piano, voice, and beginning guitar to 40+ students at her private home studio near Four Corners. Ms. Stephenson is a 22-year member of the Bozeman Symphonic Choir and has worked in various church denominations as choir directors.

She enjoys living with her Chocolate Lab, "Cooper," and 3 kitties. She loves contra dancing, hiking/walking, healthy food, theater, travel and nature.
Lydia Trom - ART 

Lydia has a Bachelor of Fine Art from the University of Michigan, in drawing and painting, with a minor concentration in Biology. She received her Master's degree from the Medical College of Georgia in Medical Illustration. She worked as a medical animator for a software company in Ames, Iowa for 5 years.

She and her husband, Jeff, then moved to Bozeman in 2005. They have 3 children, all currently attending Middle Creek Montessori. Mrs. Trom loves to create art whenever the opportunity arise, and is thrilled to share this love with the students.
Carianne Lewis - Spanish 

Carianne is originally from Chicago, and graduated DePaulUniversity in 2004 with degrees in Ethics and Social Justice, Spanish and Community Service Studies.  She began teaching ESL in 2001, and her involvement with Chicago’s Latino communityinspired her to travel.  She lived in Mexico for five years, teaching English and yoga while studying the language and cultures.  Carianne has been a Certified Yoga Teacher since 2008, and is grateful to share this practice with people of all ages.  In April of 2012, Carianne married and moved to Montana, lured to Bozeman by the beautiful    rivers, mountains, and the growing community.  She and her husband, Mike, love exploring nature and working in their garden.