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 Hiatt

Heather Hiatt

Guide – Redwood
Work Phone: (503) 427-0803


Heather Hiatt has been a part of the LCMCS as a substitute teacher or guide since 2011. She was introduced to Montessori Elementary when she was asked to work in a younger elementary classroom as a substitute teacher. This ended up being a long-term assignment and she fell in love with this method of teaching. She is especially excited about the way Montessori math is taught. After teaching part-time with Dmitria in Wy’East, Heather decided to get her Montessori AMI certificate through Montessori Northwest in Portland. She came back and co-taught in the first MAC class at LCMCS with only 14 kids in the program. It has grown so much in that amount of time. Realizing that Middle school age kids were not her thing, she went back to being an elementary substitute teacher while raising her three children along with her husband. Heather has a BS in Elementary Education from Brigham Young University and a Master’s equivalent from Concordia University, she completed the ESL Endorsement Master’s courses at Portland State University. Coming back to Montessori as a full-time guide has been an unexpected change in her life and one that brings her great joy.

Administrative Team

Student Support & Auxillary Staff


Younger Elementary

Older Elementary

Montessori Adolescent Corps