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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


Hillary Rasker, was raised in Bozeman, Montana. She holds a BA in English Literature from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver.She has many years experience with children, including working as a nanny, volunteering in a special needs preschool, and offering one on one care for a special needs child.

In her free time, Hilary enjoys baking bread, making jam, going on long runs and skiing with her family. She loves spending time with children and considers it an honor to observe and guide the students at Middle Creek Montessori as they explore and engage with their world.