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 Development 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 at 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 Kitchen Assistant
(503) 427 – 0803

Before joining Lewis & Clark Montessori, Christi was an administrative assistant for ten years. She’s had an amazing diversity of odd jobs, from coffee shop manager to photography assistant, classroom assistant and speech pathologist assistant. Christi loves to be outdoors hiking, camping, kayaking, gardening. She also has a side job making jewelry.

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 went on to receive her primary Montessori training, and most recently worked for six years as an Assistant Teacher in a Lower Elementary Montessori classroom while simultaneously teaching Spanish. In her free time, Elizabeth loves to travel and enjoys dancing to Latin music.