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 Laurie Feola

Laurie Feola

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


Hello! I am excited to join the community of learners at Lewis and Clark Montessori Charter School. I am originally from Michigan where I grew up spending my days on the beach, eating sandy plums and collecting driftwood. Since those days, I’ve moved around a lot, going to the University of Minnesota where I received my M.Ed. and driving a U-Haul to California for my first teaching position.

In addition to teaching in California, I taught middle school English in Suffolk England, and I was a fourth-grade teacher at an arts school in North Carolina. For many years, I was obsessed with swing dancing and spent much of my spare time on a dance floor or in an airplane hangar.

I received my AMI elementary diploma from Montessori Northwest in 2018. I have taught upper (older) elementary at Spokane Public Montessori for the past five years. While there, I enjoyed hiking in nature with children, singing “Mrs. Murphy’s Chowder,” and reading The Girl Who Could Fly.

I love spending time outdoors hiking or reading a good book. I enjoy historical fiction, but my new favorite book is Braiding Sweetgrass. I can’t wait to become a regular at Powell’s and any other independent bookstores nearby.

Administrative Team

Student Support & Auxillary Staff


Younger Elementary

Older Elementary

Montessori Adolescent Corps