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 Aurora Graven

Aurora Graven

Assistant – Pacific
Work Phone: (503) 427 – 0803


A native Oregonian, Aurora grew up in Troutdale and while growing up she enjoyed being active and playing various sports.  Aurora knew she wanted to make a difference when she graduated from Portland State University with a degree in public health.  Starting from the ground up with young students made sense to her as a high impact way to connect children to supports and tools that will aid them in their growth, learning and development.  Passionate about youth empowerment and helping others meet their needs, Aurora joined the LCMCS team in 2021. In her free time, Aurora enjoys singing, playing board games, taking walks and reading. A Harry Potter fan, Aurora sorts herself into Gryffindor.

Administrative Team

Student Support Team


Younger Elementary

Older Elementary

Montessori Adolescent Corps


Auxiliary Staff & Nutrition Services