Suns Teachers

Sophie Lake

Teacher - Suns

Sophie was born and raised in England and moved to Utah in 2008, joining the MCS staff in 2009. Sophie has a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary/Early Childhood Education, which she achieved before moving to Utah. She also completed her Institute for Guided Studies Infant/Toddler certification in 2011. Although the majority of her time has spent working with the lovely Toddlers, Sophie also has had the opportunity to teach in our Elementary program. She loves working with children of all ages, but the Toddlers have her heart. Sophie married her husband Tony in 2011. In 2015, Sophie's son Frankie was born, and joined the Toddler Community at 5 months old. It has been a joy to watch him flourish in the environment. 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!

Margaret Locurto

IX2A4236c-1Assistant Teacher - Suns

Margaret is a native Oregonian. She moved to Utah in 2019 from North Carolina, where her husband was stationed through the ARMY. She is a graduate of the University of Oregon with a Bachelor's of Science and Portland Community College with a degree in Medical Laboratory Science. Margaret started in Montessori in 2015 when her daughter began in a toddler classroom. In 2017, Margaret began working in the 3-6 classroom as an assistant. Margaret's daughter is now attending MCS in Lower Elementary. Margaret enjoys spending free time with her family.

Emma Shear

Teacher - Suns

Emma was raised in Salt Lake City. Emma received her Bachelor’s Degree in Human Development and Family Studies with a concentration in Early Childhood. Emma has worked with children of all ages over many years but her heart has always been with the toddlers! She has always wanted to work in a Montessori focused school, and is so happy to begin her Montessori journey with MCS. In her free time, Emma enjoys yoga, having a cup of coffee with some friends, and spending time with her boyfriend.

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