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 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.

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Photo of Kate Anderly Kate Anderly MAC Field Studies Specialist
(503) 427 – 0803

Kate became a kitchen staff member in 2017 after lots of volunteer hours as a parent and now is looking forward to a new role in the MAC program running the food pantry.  She has two students at school and loves being a part of the LCMCS community.

Photo of Tonja Anderson Tonja Anderson Lead Kitchen Coordinator
(503) 427 – 0803

Tonja has been part of our school family since 2009. First as a parent, then a volunteer, and finally employee. She and her family (her daughter is an LCMCS graduate, her son still attends) love to travel, go to the theater, and watch movies. Along with cooking, she loves to knit, craft, and read a good book with a hot cup of coffee.

Photo of Jessica Armitage Jessica Armitage
(503) 427 – 0803

Jessica received her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Texas A&M University and practiced small animal veterinary medicine for 11 years in the Coastal Carolinas. When her daughters were 6 months and 3 years old she and her husband took the family on a European vacation and then moved to the mountains of Ecuador where they lived and traveled around the tiny, biodiverse country for 6 months before moving to Oregon. Her love of cooking and nutrition led her to volunteer in the school kitchen when her oldest joined the primary classroom in 2015 and she officially joined the kitchen staff in 2018. When not working in the kitchen you may find her leading her kindergartener scouts, giving breastfeeding support as a La Leche League leader, camping, cooking, or experimenting with different craft media.