Nanette Cenaruzabeitia

Nanette Cenaruzabeitia

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.

Fernanda Rosevear

Fernanda RosevearFernanda 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. 

Sarah Rodriguez

Sarah RodriguezOriginally 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.

Sophie Lake

Lake SophieSophie 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!