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 Suzanne Haddix Suzanne Haddix
(503) 427 – 0803

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Photo of Kevin Hammond Kevin Hammond Assistant
Photo of Susan Hardenbergh Susan Hardenbergh Guide – MAC
(503) 427 – 0803

Most of us first knew Susan as a parent, with a son and a daughter who both attend LCMCS. But 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 then Younger El classes. Susan has an MAT and BS in Anthropology and is an Oregon Licensed Teacher. Her Spanish and Fiber Arts skills make her an additional resource for others.

Photo of Lael Hatch Lael Hatch Guide – Sacajawea
(503) 427 – 0803
Photo of Kami Hettwer Kami Hettwer Music Teacher
(503) 427 – 0803

Kami spent 17 years teaching music in Salem schools before arriving at LCMCS. She earned her Bachelor of Music degree from Willamette University and specializes in elementary, choral, and instrumental music. She is a member of the Oregon Music Educators Association, American Orff-Schulwerk Association, and is the Executive Director of the Salem Youth Symphony.

Photo of Ana Huizar Ana Huizar Administrative Assistant
(503) 427 – 0803

Ana has been with our community for many years as a classroom assistant and Spanish Teacher. She is also the head of translation for verbal and written communications.