Willows Teachers

Karey Smith

Smith-Karey-1Montessori Teacher - 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!!

Tori Calamity

 Assistant Teacher - Willows 

Tori was born and raised in Cedar City, at the age of 3 she was given Montessori lessons from her babysitter and loved the ability to learn practical life skills at a very young age. At the age of 5 Tori started taking violin lessons through the Suzuki Violin method, not long after her two younger sister's followed along and they all grew up playing the violin together. After Tori graduated high school she began teaching private violin lessons to kids at the middle school. From there, she developed a love for kids and started helping out families in town whether it was being a violin teacher, nanny, family assistant or working at a shelter for kids.  In 2021 Tori moved to Salt Lake and worked at a daycare with toddlers. Though she loved working there she wanted see what it was like to work with Montessori teachings and decided to come to MCS. Tori enjoys shopping, movies, hiking, cooking and spending time with family and friends.

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