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 Beverly Bassett Beverly Bassett Trails Coordinator
(503) 427 – 0803

After she received a BA in Human Studies from Marylhurst University and her Primary Montessori training from Montessori Northwest, Beverly taught in primary classrooms for several years in the Portland area. She has worked in school administration and initially came to us as our Office Manager in 2010. Beverly spends her free hours reading, hiking, and bird watching with her family. She and her husband have two grown sons and four grandchildren, two of whom attends LCMCS.

Photo of Cece Bockenstedt Cece Bockenstedt Student Special Services
(503) 427 – 0803

Cece has a BA in Geology, and is AMI Primary & Elementary trained. Aside from leading classrooms for many years, she has been a kitemaker, fille-au-pair, woodworker, bus driver, social worker, dyslexia consultant, point-person, and tutor. She loves things that get her in water, soil, forest or sunshine. Reading is another joy, which is why she delights in helping others enjoy it when they have challenges in that area. Contact:

Photo of Sherry Budge Sherry Budge Assistant – Sea Otter
(503) 427 – 0803