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 Jennifer Klinger

Jennifer Klinger

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


Jennifer Klinger (Jenny), is the lower elementary guide for Pacific. Jenny has been teaching for over ten years in various Montessori environments. She started as an assistant in 2001 at a small, rural, private school in Maine and had the good fortune to teach in France for a year as well at a bilingual Montessori school in Paris. Upon returning to the United States, Jenny learned about public Montessori for the first time and fell in love. She spent three years co-teaching at Baltimore Montessori Public Charter School. In 2017, Jenny earned her master’s degree in Montessori Education from Loyola University. She has spent the past three years working at Stonebrook Montessori, an urban school in Cleveland, Ohio.

Jenny grew up in the rolling hills of Pennsylvania, surrounded by woods and rivers. While she has appreciated the experience in an urban setting (Cleveland, OH), she is very much looking forward to returning to a more rural environment. Jenny loves gardening, hiking, and kayaking. She also enjoys working with her hands – anything from whittling to knitting.

Administrative Team

Student Support Team


Younger Elementary

Older Elementary

Montessori Adolescent Corps


Auxiliary Staff & Nutrition Services