Grace has been working with children ages birth to 6 since 2004. She has known since her early years in 2nd grade that she wanted to be a teacher. It wasn’t until she got her first assistant position in a Montessori classroom in 2005 that she learned about Montessori, but she’s been a believer since!  She received her Primary level AMS certification in 2016 from Seton Montessori Institute in Illinois.  She has two wonderful Montessori children, a daughter and son. They enjoy camping, playing games, and spending time with their extended family. 


Assistant Teacher

Ruth was raised in Vancouver and attended VMS as a child. She always knew she wanted to work with children in a Montessori environment.  After receiving her Bachelors in Social Sciences from WSU, she continued on to earn her AMI Primary training from Montessori Northwest in 2019. She has a toddler son and two kitties. When they’re not playing in the backyard, they can be found hiking, camping, or at the beach!