Anita Ermish

Magnolias Extended Day

Anita was born and raised on Long Island, NY and is the youngest of seven children. Early on, her family life involved the care and enjoyment of her many nieces and nephews. Her passion for art and beautiful things was evident at a young age. After receiving a AS degree, she attended The School of Visual Arts in Manhattan and worked in Graphic Design.  She has lived in New York, Boston, Phoenix and Salt Lake City while raising her three wonderful children.  She owned and operated a vintage furniture shop in Sugarhouse and recently received a BS in Psychology at Westminster College.  She is honored to be part of the Montessori Community School to help guide and nurture the values of love, respect and perseverance in the Early Childhood classrooms.  Anita enjoys baking, cooking, gardening, dancing, art and spending time with her family and friends.

Sage Wegner

Toddlers Extended Day

Sage was born and raised in Utah, and graduated from Park City High School. She has worked at MCS just over a year, and loves every second she gets to spend with the staff and children. She has completed 2 years at the University of Utah, and recently transferred to Salt Lake Community College to study Nursing. When Sage isn't busy with work and school she enjoys traveling, reading, camping, hiking and fly fishing.

Austin Bull

Toddlers Extended Day

Austin is new to the Montessori Community School but already loves the process, values, and community at MCS. He spent 3 years teaching children ages 2-5 in home and classroom settings, specializing in ABA therapy and other early learning academics. Austin is very interested in community building, creative problem-solving, honoring individual needs, and learning naturally at one's own pace. In his free time Austin likes to read, exercise, go hiking, listen to music, watch films, and attend live performances.

Nate Lewis

Aspens Extended Day

Nate Lewis was born and raised in Salt Lake City and is the oldest of three children. He has worked at the Montessori Community School for several years, but has been a part of the MCS community for far longer. As a student Nate attended MCS for both the Early Childhood and Middle School programs, and after graduating from the Salt Lake School for Performing Arts Nate returned to MCS as a staff member. In his free time Nate enjoys reading, music, art, film, and spending his time with his friends. 

Candace Leikam

Sequoias Extended Day

Candace is excited to be joining the Montessori Community School this year. She spent the last few years helping children and their families recover from addiction and trauma at a private daycare in downtown Salt Lake. Originally from Atlanta, GA, Candace received her bachelor's degrees from Georgia State University, and moved to Salt Lake City in 2011 after falling in love with the beautiful mountains on what was supposed to be a quick vacation. In her time outside of the classroom she enjoys reading, hiking with her dog Behr, going to local farmers markets, and festivals.

Annie Hays

Toddlers Extended Day

Annie Hays simply adores children and loves to ignite the joy of learning in others. She is currently a student at the University of Utah pursuing a degree in Human Development, and hopes to be an Early Childhood Teacher someday. Annie grew up just outside of Salt Lake City, and I loves living on the Wasatch Front. In her free time Annie enjoys singing, playing the piano, running, and spending time with loved ones.