Lynette grew up in Germany, where she was always out on the weekends exploring and taking in the sights. She has had a strong interest in wanting to work with children for as long as she can remember, and was first introduced to Montessori in Germany, where Montessori schools are well known. Growing up on a military post, the school of choice was limited, and she remembers hearing her parents talk about the benefits of a Montessori education. She then knew that she wanted to explore becoming an educator in a preschool setting, and has been teaching ever since.

Lynette has two sons that she is very proud of. Among her top interests are the outdoors, where she enjoys the water, hiking, boating and so much more. She loves watching nature come to life. In the winter, one of her favorite places to be is at a ski lodge sitting in front of a fire, listening to the crinkling sounds that the fire makes and looking out the big windows watching the snowfall, a good book in hand. In addition for her passion working with children, she has a strong passion and love for working with people with disabilities.


Assistant Teacher

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.


Assistant Teacher

Joyce came to us at Vancouver Montessori in August of last year with plenty of experience working with children. She moved from Seattle to Vancouver in 1999. Joyce has a daughter who is 26, a son who is 29, and a grandson who is 2. She enjoys spending time with her family and her grandson, who is the love of her life.