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Head Teacher 
Sara Silva is from Portugal.  Her first experience with Montessori came at the age of seven when she attended a Montessori school for the first time.  She holds a Montessori Preschool Teacher Certification through the Pan American Montessori Society and her Montessori Infant/Toddler training through the Montessori Institute of America.  Ms. Sara also holds a Montana Infant/Toddler Caregiver Training Certification and a Child Development Associate Certificate in Center Infant/Toddler Care.  She is currently completing her Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood Education with an emphasis in psychology and mental health.  

Ms. Sara has been teaching since 2001 and she has been the head of our toddler 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


Amy Ostermiller's love of children and health led her to pursue her education in nursing and nutrition. At the same time, Amy has had seven years of experience working with children. This experience has been varied as babysitting, early childhood caregiver, camp counselor, ropes course guide, and soccer coach. Through all these experiences, Amy's guiding principle has been her love of children and her desire to enrich their lives. Amy brings warmth and joy to the classroom through her sunny disposition and caring nature. She and her new husband, Christian, recently enjoyed their honeymoon in Alaska.