Sarah Rodriguez

Originally from New York, Sarah attended Pace University and graduated in 2009 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Communications. Growing up as the oldest of five children, Sarah helped with her mother’s child care business at a young age developing a love for fostering growth and development in children. During the summers while attending college Sarah worked as a Teaching Assistant with special needs children. After moving to Salt Lake City, Sarah worked as a Sales Representative for several years before becoming interested in the philosophy of Montessori education. Being new to the Montessori staff, Sarah enjoys working in the Toddler classroom and being able to see the “light bulbs” in children go on as they learn to develop new skills and communicate with their peers. In her free time she enjoys volunteering with animal rescues, going on hikes with her own two rescue dogs, cooking, enjoying the company of others, and exploring all that Utah has to offer.

Nanette Cenaruzabeitia

Nanette CenaruzabeitiaNanette 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.

Alyssa Edlund

Alyssa EdlundOriginally from Minnesota, Alyssa has been living in Salt Lake City for six and a half years. She studied at the University of Utah, where she attained a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Costume Design, and has been putting it to good use through her work at the theater for the past five years. She came to work at MCS through former Toddler teacher Alia Boyle, and her part-time position evolved into a full-time job soon thereafter. In her free time Alyssa loves to knit and design knitwear, dance, hike and explore in nature. Two little known facts about Alyssa: she can wiggle her ears, and she once climbed Salt Lake's Mt. Olympus in a wedding dress!