Magnolias Class Teachers

Anita Ermish

Ermish-Anita-1Teacher - Magnolias

Anita was born and raised on Long Island, NY and is the youngest of seven children. Early on, her family life involved the care and enjoyment of her many nieces and nephews. Her passion for art and beautiful things was evident at a young age. After receiving an AS degree, she attended The School of Visual Arts in Manhattan and worked in Graphic Design. She has lived in New York, Boston, Phoenix and Salt Lake City while raising her three wonderful children. She owned and operated a vintage furniture shop in Sugarhouse and recently received a BS in Psychology at Westminster College. She is honored to be part of the Montessori Community School to help guide and nurture the values of love, respect and preserve drew rance in the Early Childhood classrooms.  Anita enjoys baking, cooking, gardening, dancing, art and spending time with her family and friends.

Christina Economy

Name Dual Language Teacher - Magnolias

Christina was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. She received her Bachelor of Arts from CSU Long Beach in 2011. She and her husband moved from Southern California to Salt Lake City in 2016. They share a  love for natural spaces and outdoor activities, which is what brought them to Utah. (She is currently attending the Institute for Montessori Innovation at Westminster College and will be receiving her Early Childhood Credential in June of 2019). Her love for children and desire to contribute to their education is what led Christina to Montessori Community School. Her favorite aspect of the Montessori environment is being a part of a welcoming environment that fosters the child’s love for learning. She has a passion for sewing, arts, travel, and ceramics. In her free time, Christina enjoys hiking or biking with her husband and beloved dog. She also enjoys skiing, climbing, gardening, cooking, and camping. A little known fact is that Christina and her husband had a year long traveling honeymoon; and some of their travels took them through four South American countries.

Alisalee Bowyer

IX2A9367c-1Support/Extended Day Teacher - Magnolias

Alisalee was born here in Salt Lake City, UT. She has had the opportunity to live in Guatemala, Ohio, and travel extensively around Germany. She has a passion for life and it’s many opportunities finding humor and joy in almost every situation. She has an affinity for laughter and will go out of her way to help those around her feel joy and smile. Alisalee has two beautiful elementary aged children of her own and she loves to be able to spend special time with each of them. It is important to Alisalee to be able to balance time for herself with her children and her day-to-day life. Alisalee finds this freeing time through dance, music, movies, and snagging an ice-cold Pepsi.

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