||Co-Teacher 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
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.
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.