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 Elayne Leontiev

Elayne Leontiev

Work Phone: (503) 427 – 0803


Elayne is the school counselor and 504 coordinator at LCMCS. She previously served children in a Montessori charter K-8 school in the Sacramento area first as a teacher for 11 years, and then as the school’s first school counselor. Elayne moved to Oregon in 2020. At LCMCS, Elayne teaches whole-class “guidance lessons” once per month, conducts small group counseling sessions on social-emotional learning (SEL) skills, and offers individual counseling sessions for students who need more support. She also consults with staff and parents to help provide the best academic and personal/social support that she can for all students. In addition, she facilitates 504 plan meetings and manages students’ accommodation plans. In her spare time, Elayne enjoys running and hiking, and snowboarding in the winter!

Administrative Team

Student Support Team

Children’s House & Montessori Foundations

Younger Elementary

Older Elementary

Montessori Adolescent Corps


Auxilary Staff & Nutrition Services