Isabelle is new to Montessori and will be working as an assistant teacher in the toddlers classroom. Outside of work, she enjoys reading, writing, and spending time outside!
Extended Day Teachers
Sydnee was born and raised in Salt Lake City, and loves it here. She likes to travel and see new places, but thinks that coming back home is always great, too. Syndee loves being outside hiking, camping, and hammocking, as well indoor things like visiting art museums, doing crafts, and cooking. Sydnee started out at the University of Utah as a sociology major, until she began working at an elementary school as a reading tutor. She had so much fun and loved watching the students get excited about learning new things. Her next year in school she changed her major to elementary education, and is now currently studying, working and volunteering in classrooms as much as she can. Sydnee learned about the Montessori program in one of her classes at the University of Utah and is excited to be working at a Montessori school!
Toddler Support/Extended Day TeacherDani is one of our toddler extended day teachers who just joined us this year. She loves traveling, singing, and dogs! Dani is currently attending the University of Utah to double major in Communications and Spanish. Dani is very excited to be working at the Montessori Community School, and we are so lucky to have her!
Elementary Extended Day TeacherNicole was born on a chilly February morning in Mesa, Arizona, where she lived with her parents and Grandma. Her grandmother always taught her the importance of taking care of things, why it matters to have people or things depend on you; and not only what you can teach it - but what it can teach you. When she was three years old her family decided to move to Utah for a new start and a new job for her mother. Nicole has grown up in Utah ever since and loves it. She believes that you really can’t beat these Utah mountains and sunsets! Growing up, Nicole has always loved plants, children, and animals. Nicole knew she had a couple of dreams and choices to make to figure out where she wanted to be and what she wanted to be doing in life.
Nicole has been a vegetarian since age 12 and as of last year is now fully vegan. She never plans on going back! Because she was so passionate about animals, Nicole graduated high school a year early from Valley High to get a head start on her vet schooling. She did one year of pre-vet at SLCC while also teaching and taking childhood development classes, and started to realize that she was enjoying the childhood classes and being around children more than the vet studies. Around this time she got a job at Cactus & Tropicals in Draper. Shortly after starting there she found that her true passion was not as much in animals as it was plants. Her plant obsession took over and soon her house was full! She knew she had to follow where her heart and passion were and decided to switch her major. She applied and got accepted to Utah State University where she is currently working towards her degree in Horticulture.