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 AMI 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.

Administrative Team

Photo of Brekka Trueman Taft

Brekka Trueman Taft

Reading Specialist
Work Phone: (503) 427 – 0803


Brekka grew up in a small town in northern Italy, among corn fields and free flowing wells. She lived in Germany, Tanzania, and several East coast States  before making Oregon her home.  She loves art, story telling, time with her four children and building friendships.
Brekka has a passion for learning about the human brain. She is thrilled to live in a time of abundant research and many effective therapies which emerge from it.  Her desire is to apply this knowledge in a manner that lifts burdens and brings people together, specifically in matters of mental health and neuro diversity.
She is delighted to work at Lewis and Clark where her children have attended for a collective 27 years and counting.

Children’s House & Montessori Foundations

Younger Elementary

Older Elementary

Montessori Adolescent Corps

Classroom Extensions


Student Success

Auxilary Staff