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 Heather Cupples

Heather Cupples

Assistant – Wy’East
Work Phone: (503) 427 – 0803


Heather was born and raised on the flat side of Colorado. She swore off working with kids after a few babysitting jobs, only to find that walking into a classroom setting felt like coming home. It took her 15 years and many career changes to make that a reality. After moving to Oregon in an RV held together with duct tape, she completed her BS in Elementary Education and Multidisciplinary Studies with an ESOL endorsement in 2020. Heather is a state-licensed teacher and will be pursuing a masters degree in trauma in the educational community over the next couple of years while continuing independent study of Dr. Montessori’s work. On her weekends Heather can be found researching oceanic biomes, chasing cows out of her oversized garden, or thinking of ways to make her students laugh.

Administrative Team

Student Support Team


Younger Elementary

Older Elementary

Montessori Adolescent Corps


Auxiliary Staff & Nutrition Services