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 Bekah Rattaro

Bekah Rattaro

Nutrition Services
Work Phone: 503) 427 – 0803


Bekah grew up in the Columbia River Gorge at Menucha Retreat and Conference center where her family worked. She grew up in and out of the kitchen as a young person getting cookies from the cooks then getting wrangled into washing dishes and soon became the kitchen manager. After graduating from Corbett High School she decided to broaden her horizons and started to travel as a cook. First to Alaska, then to Ohio, More time in Alaska, Utah and more Alaska! After finally leaving Alaska, Bekah and her husband drove across the country to Rhode Island to help their friend and coworker open her first restaurant, the Shanty.  Starting a family meant moving back to Oregon where they settled down in Gresham. Bekah and Chris have two kiddos in LCMCS. When she isnt working in the kitchen she’s got a side gig as a housecleaner. She loves the outdoors and hiking in the gorge, fly fishing, playing guitar and making art.

Administrative Team

Student Support Team


Younger Elementary

Older Elementary

Montessori Adolescent Corps


Auxiliary Staff & Nutrition Services