Victoria was raised in northern California, and relocated to Seattle with her high school sweetheart in 2006 to pursue a career in retail management. In 2012 she moved to Portland, and later that year her daughter, Isobel, was born. As soon as her daughter was old enough, Victoria began attending Marylhurst University (before it was unexpectedly shut down) to complete a BA in Montessori Education Theory: Psychological, Developmental & Human Impact perspectives. She graduated from Montessori Northwest in 2017 with an AMI primary diploma. Victoria looks forward to bringer her love of language and the natural sciences to life through the Montessori Method. She enjoys reading, writing, and going on nature expeditions with her daughter.
Rahela is our longest running employee, and came to Vancouver Montessori in 2001. She was born in California and came to Washington when she was five years old. She has stayed here in the PNW ever since. Her love for working with children is evident through her interactions with students at VMS. Rahela has seven brothers and four sisters. Among her favorite things are: Spending time with family (she loves being around her nieces and nephews), cooking and baking, traveling and shopping.