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Jeannine Porzio has her Montessori 3-6 year old certification from the Pan American Montessori Society and has many years of experience caring for and teaching young children in Oregon and in Montessori Schools here in Bozeman. Her life has been dedicated to the education and caring of children and she draws upon a multitude of resources gathered through the years to create the best possible learning experiences for our students.

Jeannine's six grown children keep her life beyond school lively and busy.

Katherine Zeibig-Kichas is an assistant teacher in the Sweet Pea classroom. She was born and raised in Salt Lake City, UT and is number 9 out of 10 children. She loves coming from a big family and is grateful to have an extensive network of siblings. Kat has spent the last 8 years living in various parts of northern California. She earned her bachelor’s degree in child development from Humboldt State University with a minor in American Indian education. She also holds an associate’s degree in child development from Merritt College in Oakland, CA. Kat is passionate about working with children and encouraging their critical thinking skills. She actively utilizes her education and over 20 years of experience working with children and families from many diverse backgrounds to help scaffold children’s’ learning in unique and creative ways.

Assistant Teacher

Wendy Berkland has a B.S. in Early Childhood Development from Wheelock College in Boston Massachusetts and an A.A. in Liberal Arts from Colby Sawyer College in New London New Hampshire. She brings a diverse platform of academic and corporate experience to MCM, having worked in daycare, special education and corporate communications.