The Lewis & Clark Montessori School draws talented & dynamic individuals from diverse backgrounds. The staff bring a wealth of experience in classrooms & life to our students and community. Every day, they show their dedication to Montessori children and education in general through their tireless work on behalf of our students.

Our staff has a combined total experience of over 100 years in Montessori education and are led by AMI Montessori-trained administrators. Our teachers are all AMI Montessori-trained and Oregon licensed or Charter School Registered. In addition, most of our guides and administrators have Master’s degrees.

Click on the images below for contact information and to learn more about our guides, assistants, administrators, and support staff.

Leadership Team

Photo of Amy Eshelby

Amy Eshelby

Guide – Wy’East
Work Phone: (503) 427 – 0803


Amy Eshelby is the older elementary guide for the Wy’East community. Amy’s background in Montessori began in 1998, as an assistant in a younger elementary community at Montessori School of Beaverton, here in Portland. She received her AMI Elementary Diploma from Washington Montessori Institute (Maryland) in 2001 as well as an M.Ed. from Loyola University in Baltimore. Since then Amy has taught both 6-9 and 9-12 communities at MSB and Childpeace Montessori School.

This past year she has been part of the Elementary Faculty at Montessori Northwest, supporting adults in their teacher training! Amy grew up in central OR, very rural and rugged (no electricity or running water) and am most happy when in Nature. She has a 16-year-old son, Owen, who was in Montessori from 2 ½ to 14. He is a junior at Jefferson High School. Amy’s hobbies include crafting, reading, cooking, hiking, camping, and kayaking (floating, really). Here are a few of Amy’s favorite things: laughing babies, animals, petrichor, campfires, making ‘mixed tapes/playlists’ for road trips, singing with my friends, and Shirin yoku.

Administrative Team

Student Support Team


Younger Elementary

Older Elementary

Montessori Adolescent Corps


Auxiliary Staff & Nutrition Services