Our Staff

A Peaceful Path Montessori recognizes the need for excellence and realizes that the development of an outstanding program depends on the training and support of its staff. We employ qualified, professional personnel.

Miss Julie, director and lead teacher is certified by the Association Montessori Internationale, a rigorous world-wide teacher-education program. She is also certified in the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd curriculum by the National Association of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd at all three levels.  In addition, she holds a Masters degree in Public Administration and serves the Montessori community as a consultant, as a Washington State Advanced Early Childhood Education Trainer, and a Montessori credential instructor.  She and her husband, Jon, are parents to three children who all attended Montessori preschool.

Miss Julie working with a student.

“I have a genuine affection for children and am dedicated to identifying and serving the particular developmental needs of each child. Most of all, I seek to make your child’s educational experience loving and fun-filled which will lead to a lifelong love of learning.” – Miss Julie

Miss Liz, assistant, earned a B.A. in History from Mt. Holyoke College and then proceeded to home educate her four children for twenty years!

“That was a great education in choosing curriculum and following the child’s path to growth while still trying to provide the basics of education. When my husband retired from his job, and the children had graduated from high school and college, I believe God reminded me about Montessori education and I applied at A Peaceful Path. I have thoroughly enjoyed my education there from Miss Julie and all of the children.” – Miss Liz

Continuing education in early childhood education and child development is enthusiastically undertaken by all staffA

Miss River, brings her calm energy and nurturing nature to her role of assistant at APPM.  She has worked at APPM in various roles for over 10 years.  Her belief in the potential of every child makes her a natural fit for this role.