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.

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!

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.