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Head Teacher 
Sara Silva was born in Portugal and has lived in the United States since 1988. She holds a Montessori Preschool Teacher Certification through the Pan American Montessori Society and her infant/toddler training through The Montessori Institute of America. Sara also holds a Montana Infant/Toddler Caregiver Training Certification and a Bachelor of Science degree in early childhood education with an emphasis in psychology and mental health. She has a level 8 on the Montana Early Care and Education Practitioner Registry.

Ms. Sara has been teaching at Middle Creek Montessori since 2001 and held the head teacher position in the Sweet Pea classroom since 2004.

Assistant Teacher
Zoe Marks was raised in Bozeman, Montana. She has a rich background and education in music, and has worked professionally as part of a local, touring performance band, writing songs, singing and playing the guitar. As a mother of three children, two dogs, two cats and a pet ball python, Zoe opened her own state registered daycare in order to spend more time with her growing family. Zoe brings to MCM her experience with children, Spanish, sign language, singing and working with individuals with physical and mental disabilities. Zoe approaches the children with kindness and a knowledgeable mother's touch. She is currently completing a degree in Early Childhood Education.

Zoe and her husband, Jake, and their three children, Sam, Oscar and Greta, enjoy hiking and camping in our beautiful outdoors.

Assistant Teacher

Nina Cox recently moved to Bozeman from New Jersey where she was raised; her parents owned a garden center and she grew up helping to care for plants. She loves children and pursued an education in Early Childhood Education and has a Bachelor of Arts and Psychology from Silva Regina University in Rhode Island. Nina has had experience with children for many years as a camp counselor, teachers assistant & a tutor.

In addition to children Nina enjoys being with children. In addition to being with nature she enjoys,running and photography.