I am Dynamite Montessori’s most veteran staff member who has assisted in the Primary classroom for 12 years. Many of the children come to Dynamite for their first school experience, and it is such an honor to be instrumental in their future!


Graduate of Southwest Institute of Montessori Studies AMI primary teacher training Oct. 2011 to June 2012                                                                                 Completed Olweus Bully Prevention Program - Spring 2009
BS in Marketing/Business Management from Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant MI 1991 
First Aid and CPR certified since 2000


Strong communication skills
Primary soccer coach
In charge of Primary science experiments, musical instruments, drumming, outdoor environment and nature walks
Animal care: guide, grooming, feeding and handling 
Coordinator of Field Day activities
Summer Camp Director – ages 3-10 years June and July                                                                                                                                               Graduate of Association Montessori Internationale Primary teacher training course

Career History

August 2012 - Present   Primary Directress at Dynamite Montessori School, Cave Creek, AZ                                                                                               2000 - May 2012    Teacher Assistant at Dynamite Montessori School, Cave Creek, AZ                                                                                                             1992 - 1999       Assistant Teacher at Sunrise Preschool, Cave Creek, AZ


Mother of 2 boys, one of which graduated from Dynamite Montessori
Married 18 years