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 Julie Chura

Julie Chura

Records & Student Support Coordinator
Work Phone: (503) 427-0803


Julie has been a part of LCMCS since the early years of the school,  as a volunteer, substitute and now as our records manager.  She wears many hats helping to keep our community organized, supporting the office, classrooms and students. Julie has associate’s in art and science from Mt. Hood Community college and was part of the ceramice department at MHCC for many years.   In her free time you can find Julie in the ceramic/ art  studio, in her garden/food forest,  or hiking. Of late Julie has been studying seed farming, permaculture, ethnobotany and participating in local citizen science projects.

Administrative Team

Student Support Team


Younger Elementary

Older Elementary

Montessori Adolescent Corps


Auxiliary Staff & Nutrition Services