Willows Class Teachers

Karey Smith

Smith-Karey-1Teacher - Willows

Karey Smith was born in Lehi and is the oldest of five girls. She was an "Army Brat" and traveled all over until her family settled in New Jersey. She lived in England for a while and then returned to the U.S. to complete her Montessori Infant and Toddler training in Princeton, New Jersey. She then moved to Utah for her Early Childhood Education Montessori training. She has been working in Montessori since the age of 16! She loves to read, listen to music, watch movies, cross-stitch and spend time with her family. Little known fact about Karey: her sisters are all named with K's – Krissy, Krisha, Kendra, and Kimberly. Her mom's name is Karen. Her dad's name: Bob!!

Annie Hays

Teacher - Willows

Annie Hays has been teaching at MCS since 2015. She has worked in the Toddler and Early Childhood programs, inspired by the Montessori philosophy for young children. She a holds a Bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Early Childhood Education from the University of Utah, and is currently working with the Center of Guided Montessori Studies to receive her Early Childhood teaching credential in Montessori Studies, predicted to graduate in December 2018. Annie lives in Salt Lake with her husband and hedgehog, and enjoys spending time exploring the city with her loved ones. 

Jeannette Beltran

Beltran-Jeannette-1Support/Extended Day Teacher - Willows

Jeannette recently moved to Utah from the East Coast and is excited to join the Montessori Community School team. After nine years in the technology industry working as an editor and writer, Jeannette discovered her passion for education in 2015, when she began working with children. In her free time, she enjoys yoga, writing, and spending time with her twins.
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