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 Peter Jensen Peter Jensen Administrative Director
(503) 427 – 0803

Peter Jensen has been at Lewis & Clark Montessori for several years; first as an Upper Elementary Guide, then as Development Manager and Cross Country coach. He has a Masters in Education from Loyola College and is AMI trained in Elementary from Washington Montessori Institute. An avid runner, a highlight for him was competing in the Boston Marathon in 2012.

Photo of Christi Johnson Christi Johnson Compliance Coordinator
(503) 427 – 0803

Christi has been apart of our school community from the very beginning.  As a parent volunteer and then as an employee. She brings experience in administration and managing.  Christi has two teenage girls who have both attended LCMCS. In her free time you can find Christi outdoors.  Hiking, camping, kayaking and gardening are a few of her favorites.

Photo of Gina Johnson Gina Johnson Assistant – Celilo
(503) 427 – 0803

Gina got involved at Happy Valley Montessori in 2015, which ignited her passion for Montessori and children. She has since attended workshops at Montessori Northwest and plans to continue her certification through their programs.

She is fluent in Spanish and is passionate about intentional community, holistic medicine creating a world of peace. She loves aromatherapy, yoga, singing, painting, hiking, being in nature, reading, learning and spending time with people she loves.

Photo of Elizabeth Jones Elizabeth Jones Assistant – Osprey
(503) 427 – 0803

Elizabeth has a BA in Graphic Design from her birth country, Perú. After emigrating to the USA, she discovered her passion for children through teaching private Spanish and Math classes. She has experience working with Primary and Lower Elementary Montessori students as an Assistant Teacher, in addition to having been the Lead Spanish teacher. Elizabeth loves to travel and enjoys dancing to Latin music.