Ruby Chouldjian

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Ruby Chouldjian was born in Tehran, Iran, although her ancestry is Armenian. She traveled to many places, including India, Kuwait, Austria, Italy, Cyprus and Germany before coming to the U.S. in 1987. Her husband Mike is a mechanic (Range Rover Specialist) and they have two boys, their older son Michael (and his wife Armineh) and their younger son Albert. Ruby obtained her Montessori Certification through the Montessori World Education Institute (MWEI), Utah Montessori Teachers Education Program (UMTEP), Early Childhood Language Course and the Children with Special Needs Course from the Center for Guided Montessori Studies (CGMS). Ruby started teaching in 1997 at Willow Creek Montessori and joined the Montessori Community School in 2000. Her favorite aspect of Montessori philosophy is the independence and visual hands-on that it provides. She likes to read in her spare time. Little known fact about Ruby: she loves to sing!

Karey Smith

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Karey Smith was born in Lehi and is the oldest of five girls. She was an "Army Brat" and traveled all over until her family settled in New Jersey. She lived in England for awhile and then returned to the U.S. to complete her Montessori Infant and Toddler training in Princeton, New Jersey. She then moved to Utah for her Early Childhood Education Montessori training. She has been working in Montessori since the age of 16! She loves to read, listen to music, watch movies, cross-stitch and spend time with her family. Little known fact about Karey: Her sisters are all named with K's – Krissy, Krisha, Kendra, and Kimberly. Her mom's name is Karen. Her dad's name: Bob!!

Nate Lewis

Support Teacher

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.