Nanette Cenaruzabeitia

Nanette CenaruzabeitiaTeacher - Toddler Department Head

Nanette Cenaruzabeitia was born in Salt Lake City and has lived here all her life. Her husband, Felix, has recently retired. Nanette has three children who also live in Salt Lake City. Jim is a pharmacy technician, Maria is working in medical billing, and Alecia who graduated from Westminster College. All three of her children attended Montessori schools – Alecia was one of the first elementary school students at Montessori Community School when it was known as Tenth East. In her free time, Nanette likes to read murder mysteries with mayhem! She also enjoys spending time with her family. Nanette was trained and certified in Montessori at the Early Childhood level in 1983 from Little Way Montessori in Washington State and completed her Infant and Toddler certification through the Institute for Guided Studies. She enjoys working with children and hopes to do so for many years to come! Little known fact about Nanette: Her maiden name is Fenn.

Meghan Burrows

Meghan BurrowsTeacher

Meghan Burrows grew up in Miami, Oklahoma. After high school, she moved out west and lived in Idaho for five years. During that time she earned a Bachelor's degree in Sociology from BYU Idaho, with minors in Child Development and Communications. In July of 2008 Meghan moved to Salt Lake City and began working as a youth group leader for Salt Lake City Cooperation. While there, she discovered and fell in love with the Montessori philosophy, and knew she had to work in a Montessori environment. Meghan has been at the Montessori Community School since September of 2009, and in 2011, she completed her Infant/Toddler Montessori Certification through the Institute of Guided Studies. Meghan lives in Salt Lake City with her husband Brady, their two dogs, Olive and Rue, and cat Eleanor. Some of her favorite things to do include: hiking, camping, taking road trips, reading, renovating her house and helping her husband Brady with his stationary business, Lars Love Letters. A little known fact about Meghan: she lived and worked in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, for 6 months!

McKenzie Kubilius

Teacher

Kenzee was born in the Bay Area, but has spent the majority of her life in Salt Lake City. She began working as a nanny in 2012, which lead to her desire to work with children long term. During her first academic year at MCS Kenzee decided to take the Infant/Toddler training to learn more about the Montessori method. After her internship Kenzee obtained her montessori certification in 2014, and then went back to college to gain her degree in Early Childhood Development. When Kenzee is not in the classroom she is spending time outdoors with her boyfriend and Golden Retriever. Spending time outside is what she loves the most (other than coffee, plants, taking pictures, and watching the X-Files). A fun fact about Kenzee is that she usually travels every 3 months to go to Seattle to visit her family and friends!  

Fernanda Rosevear

Teacher

Fernanda was born and raised in the Salt Lake area to a large and enthusiastic family from Brazil and Bolivia. Her family taught her how to be a hard worker and to value honesty and kindness. She learned the importance of knowledge and strives to find opportunities to learn in all aspects of her life. Fernanda has a Bachelor's degree in Gender Studies and History from the University of Utah; she loves reading and discussing issues related to these topics. She began her Montessori journey teaching Early Childhood but is currently teaching as a Stars teacher in the Toddler Program. Fernanda absolutely loves working with these young friends and cherishes the relationships she has with the students, parents and teachers of MCS. Fernanda is very fond of working with her hands in activities such as painting and gardening, where she enjoys the positive benefits that come from creating and working with the earth. In her free time, Fernanda loves to read, cook/eat, dance and spend time with her best friend and spouse Jake; she also loves camping, swimming and being in the company of laughter and good people. 

Sophie Lake

Lake SophieTeacher

Sophie was born in England and moved to Utah in 2008, joining the MCS staff in 2009. Sophie completed her Institute for Guided Studies Infant/Toddler certification in 2011. She graduated in England with her Elementary/Early Childhood Bachelor's degree and has had a lot of experience working with children of all ages. Sophie married her husband Tony in 2011. Running is a great hobby of hers and completing her first marathon in 2010 was a huge achievement. Sophie loves working with the toddlers and Montessori Community School is a huge part of her life. A fun fact about Sophie is that her favorite animal is a moose and by moving to Utah she got to fulfill her dream of seeing one in the wild!

Jennifer Carrino

Jennifer CarrinoTeacher

Jennifer was raised in Idaho. After graduating from high school, she moved to New Jersey where she attended college and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree, majoring in English Literature with a concentration in Elementary Education. She was a program director for a non-profit organization for six years working with at-risk youth. After staying home for several years to raise her two boys, she taught preschool for two years and then loved teaching toddlers for one year. Her greatest joy in life is spending time with her husband Anthony, and two boys Anthony (12) and Nicholas (9). She also enjoys reading, hiking and skiing. A surprising fact about Jennifer is that she knows more than a few football facts. She has recently had the privilege to begin working as a toddler teacher at MCS.

Lindsay McMullin

Teacher

Lindsay was born and raised in Salt Lake City as the second of four children. Throughout high school and college, Lindsay was a nanny for four children during the summer months, which strengthened her love of and passion for working with children. Last year, she received her Bachelor of Science in English with an emphasis in Professional and Technical Writing from Dixie State University, joining the Montessori Community School shortly after. This summer Lindsay got engaged to long-time boyfriend Christian, a real-estate agent. Lindsay's hobbies include cooking and Bikram yoga, as well as hiking and camping with her husband and their dog Charlie.

Austin Bull

Support Teacher

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.

Elizabeth Spor

Support Teacher

Elizabeth is a new member of the MCS community. She was born in Salt Lake City and has lived here all her life. She is currently pursuing a Bachelor in Early Childhood Education and is enthusiastic about becoming Montessori Certified in the near future. She has worked with children of various ages since middle school. She has a passion for books, movies and music. In her free time Liz enjoys hula hooping and spending time in nature. Random fact about Liz, she has a total of 9 pets, not including 3 freshwater fish tanks.