I began my love of Montessori as a parent when my son started in the Yellow Room at CPMS in 2003. By the time my husband and I drove across the bridge to the school, we already knew this was where our child belonged. In my 14 years at Clay-Platte Montessori, I had the fortunate to work in various programs at the school and enjoyed many years as an assistant in the Elementary program before accepting the position as the CPCH Communication Director in 2013. In 2016, I joined Jen Stoll’s CPMS team as the Assistant Director. I believe in life long learning and have a variety of interests including organic, sustainable gardening, enjoying nature, cooking and travel. I studied fashion and business at Stephens College, which led me to the University of Kansas where I pursued fiber arts as my degree. My love of cooking led me to become a pastry chef and a restaurant owner. As a parent, I know first-hand what a beautiful place Clay-Platte Montessori is for children to grow and learn using the Montessori Method. My husband and I have three adult daughters and our son Emerson, who graduated from the Montessori Middle School (now the Farm School) in 2015.