Ms. Gina is the guide in our Sunflower classroom. She was first introduced to Montessori when she was hired as a Montessori Elementary assistant. Three years later, she took the AMI Primary
course and received her certification in 1992 from Montessori Institute NW. In addition to her Montessori credentials, she has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Sciences from Washington State University and a Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies from Marylhurst University. Gina has been teaching in the Montessori classroom for thirty years and looks forward to many more.

Gina has two grown children and nine grandchildren. In her free time, she loves spending time with her family, walking, baking, reading, scrapbooking, knitting and exploring antique stores.


Assistant Teacher

Born in Bellingham, Washington and raised in Maui, Hawaii, Hailee is joining the VMS family after working for the Hockinson School District and the Evergreen School District. She comes to us with a bachelors in Fine Arts but has always loved working with children. She has a child and a partner whom she loves to go on adventures with. She loves photography, traveling, and painting.