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 Susan Hardenbergh

Susan Hardenbergh

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


Susan started as a parent volunteer and substitute at LCMCS, and both of her children are LCMCS graduates. Her years of experience working in the classroom and special education recommended her to us for other roles, and she started assisting in the kindergarten and elementary classes before becoming a MAC guide. Susan has an MAT and BS in Anthropology and is an Oregon Licensed Teacher. She has special interests in science, math, and foreign languages.

Administrative Team

Student Support & Auxillary Staff


Younger Elementary

Older Elementary

Montessori Adolescent Corps