Our Staff

Ms. Chris

Montessori came into my life 20 years ago, when the older of my two children was in Kindergarten. I felt there had to be other education methods available. After some research, I found the Montessori Method and have never looked back.  I was trained in California to observe and guide children 3-6 years of age and am continually taking courses on the Montessori Method. Away from Nampa Montessori Preschool and Kindergarten, I enjoy swimming, playing tennis, reading, loving my two dogs and cat, as well as spending time with my two children: Tyler, who works in Finance in Chicago, and Emily, a teacher in Monterrey, Mexico. I am very proud to have opened Nampa Montessori Preschool and Kindergarten and look forward to meeting you and your child.

Ms. Beka​​

I have been teaching at Nampa Montessori for 5 years now and have loved every minute of it! I am a Montessori certified guide for the primary level (ages 3-6). I discovered the Montessori Method nearly a decade ago, as I sought to advocate for the educational needs of my own four children, one of whom is dyslexic and two of whom are diagnosed on the autism spectrum. I love finding unique ways to engage each unique child with learning! Besides teaching, I enjoy traveling with my kids and my husband. I love being outdoors, especially in my garden or in the water, either swimming or paddle-boarding.

Ms. Annika

Hello! As well as being an assistant teacher, I teach art in the summer and music during the school year. I am passionate about the arts and am so grateful that I get to share them with the kids here! I have been at NMPK for a little over a year now, and I love it!