Lower Elementary Teachers

Bonnie Bracken

Bracken-Bonnie-1Teacher - Wasatch 

Bonnie Stevens Bracken was born and raised in Salt Lake City, marrying Jason Bracken in the summer of 2006. Bonnie received her Montessori education through Montessori World Education Institute and the Utah Montessori Teacher Education Program. She also completed AMS Montessori training at Westminster College. Bonnie has been teaching in the Lower Elementary classroom since 2000, and she loves the creative thinkers at this age! Bonnie's involvement in Montessori Community School started back in 1990. Although Bonnie is a graduate of Utah State University, she is an ardent supporter of the University of Utah football team. Bonnie likes hiking, boating, reading, going to the movies, cooking, playing sports and watching football. Bonnie enjoys traveling and has been to Japan, Mexico and Costa Rica. She loves the Oregon coastline most of all. A little known fact about Bonnie: she learned to swim before she could walk. 

Diana Haro

Haro-Medina-Diana-1Teacher - Oquirrh

Diana was born in Mexico City and emigrated to Utah as a child. She and her husband Jonathan have two children, Pablo and Catalina, who currently attend MCS. Diana began working at Montessori Community School in 2007 and immediately fell in love with the school and the Montessori Method. She received her AMS Lower Elementary certification through Westminster. Diana is passionate about her culture, children, and education. In her free time she enjoys spending time in the woods with her kids and husband, reading, drawing, and painting.

Kenzee Kubilius

Kubilius-McKenzie-1Teacher - Oquirrh

Kenzee started her career at MCS in 2012 in the Toddler Suns classroom. A love for young children blossomed from there. It led her to taking an Infant/Toddler training and gaining that credential in 2014. Alongside this, she is excited to share and apply this knowledge with the students in the Oquirrh classroom. In Kenzee’s spare time, she loves to go camping, hiking, and fly fishing with her dog, Wesley, and boyfriend, Emerson.

Ruth Jennings

Jennings-Ruth-1Teacher - Wasatch

A native of the UK, Ruth has a degree in French and German from Oxford University, England. After graduating, she moved to Louisiana where her two young sons attended the Montessori School for Shreveport.  She joined their staff as a part-time French teacher, and became interested in teaching at the Elementary level. She obtained her Montessori Elementary I Teaching Credential from the North Carolina Center for Montessori Teacher Education (AMS)  in 1997 while living in Germantown, Tennessee. She has since worked at Montessori schools in Tennessee, New Jersey and North Carolina. She joined MCS in 2013 as an LE Teacher in Wasatch class. She gets immense satisfaction from watching children develop their skills and their love of learning over the three year cycle. In her free time, Ruth enjoys writing, calligraphy, yoga, playing the piano, reading, and travel. 

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