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 Pia Watzig

Pia Watzig

Nutrition Services
Work Phone: (503) 427-0803


Pia was born in Peru, grew up in Southern California where she learned to love the water. During college she enjoyed studying Economics in Switzerland, travelling the country and Northern Italy. She has travelled to many countries,  including an excursion riding snowmobiles on an Icelandic Glacier. An active swimmer and water polo player, she graduated from the University of California at Santa Barbara with a Major in English Literature and Creative Writing. After graduation, she moved to Chicago to attend the Culinary and Hospitality Institute of Chicago, where she studied Pastry and Kitchen Management. Before joining LCMCS, Pia worked with children’s homes, schools, restaurants and candy makers.

Pia enjoys knitting, gardening, reading, baking and spending time outdoors near water with her family. She has lived in Oregon for 17 years and currently has three school aged kids attending LCMCS.

Administrative Team

Student Support Team


Younger Elementary

Older Elementary

Montessori Adolescent Corps


Auxiliary Staff & Nutrition Services