Montessori Lead Guide Lower Elementary Education (grades 1-3)

Kathryn holds an AMI Elementary certificate from Montessori Northwest in Portland, OR. She also has a Master’s Degree in Montessori Education from Loyola University. Her undergraduate degree is in Elementary Education from Aurora University. She is originally from Kansas City, where she attended North Kansas City High School and participated in the International Baccalaureate program. Prior to her work here, she was an assistant at a Head Start preschool in Illinois and an assistant in a Children’s House classroom in Portland.

When she’s not in the classroom, Kathryn spends her time meditating, cooking, playing the piano, and playing with her cat. Her husband is a jazz/funk musician, so they spend many evenings out listening to music around town.

With every ounce of her being, Kathryn strongly believes in the Montessori Method. Guiding children to recognize and take ownership of their potential is her mission.


Kathryn Castillo