I am Dynamite Montessori’s most veteran staff member who has assisted in the Primary classroom since 1999. 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

1999 – 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 25 years