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.

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. 

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 lead her to taking an Infant/Toddler training and gaining that credential in 2014. Alongside this, she is  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.

Christian Olson

Olson-Christian-1Teacher - Uinta

Christian started at MCS in 2015. Christian was born in Utah but has since lived all over the country. In places such as Northern California, New York City and Maui. With a wild imagination and hunger for learning, Christian has always followed his intuition to new experiences and a wide array of skills. This drive for knowledge has brought him to educating. Christian became Lower Elementary Certified in 2019 through CGMS. Christian spent 6 years teaching children and adolescents of many different ability levels. In his spare time, Christian enjoys gardening, yoga, and art of any kind.

Joshi Haskell

Teacher - Uinta

Joshi has worked as a Montessori Middle School Teacher since 2009. A former Montessori student, she received a Bachelor's of Science from the University of Utah in 2005. In 2012 she completed the NAMTA/AMI Introduction to Adolescent Studies in Cleveland, OH. In 2016 she completed the CMSTEP Curriculum course. She has enjoyed working with students throughout her life as a Secondary Montessori Teacher, Physio-Neuro Therapist, nanny, tutor, as well as an art and physical education specialist. In her spare time, Joshi enjoys being outdoors, creating art, and spending time with her husband, family and friends.

Nate Lewis

Lewis-Nate-1Extended Day Teacher - Elementary

Nate Lewis was born and raised in Salt Lake City and is the oldest of three children. He has worked at the Montessori Community School for several years, but has been a part of the MCS community for far longer. As a student Nate attended MCS for both the Early Childhood and Middle School programs, and after graduating from the Salt Lake School for Performing Arts Nate returned to MCS as a staff member. In his free time Nate enjoys reading, music, art, film, and spending his time with his friends.

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