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 Crystal Harris

Crystal Harris

Guide – Osprey
Work Phone: (503) 427 – 0803


Crystal joined the LCMCS community after gaining over 15 years of experience working in a variety of roles at West Hills Montessori School and Childpeace Montessori School. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in liberal studies with a minor in applied linguistics from Portland State University and an AMI teaching credential from Montessori Northwest. Crystal developed a deep love of nature growing up Corbett surrounded by the beauty of the Columbia River Gorge. Crystal lives with her husband Richard, her son Wylie, and English Angora rabbit, Snickers, in Portland. They enjoy playing music, crafting, and exploring the outdoors together. Crystal was drawn to Montessori education by its emphasis on building confidence and love of learning in young children and she is honored to play a role in helping students flourish in an educational setting.

Administrative Team

Student Support Team


Younger Elementary

Older Elementary

Montessori Adolescent Corps


Auxiliary Staff & Nutrition Services