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 JoAnna Tabet

JoAnna Tabet

Front Office
Work Phone: (503) 427 – 0803


Joanna grew up in a small town in Colorado.  She moved to Portland to study early childhood education.  After working in various administrative positions and raising three boys, she has worked directly with children for over six years through her church.  Her friendship with Ana brought Joanna to LCMCS at the beginning of the 2021 school year.  When she is not working, Joanna loves to travel, go for hikes and to the beach, and spend time with her family exploring and experiencing new things.

Administrative Team

Student Support & Auxillary Staff


Younger Elementary

Older Elementary

Montessori Adolescent Corps