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.

Administrative Team

Photo of Cece Bockenstedt

Cece Bockenstedt

Student Special Services
Work Phone: (503) 427 – 0803


Cece has been involved in Montessori education since 1993 when she chose it after a long walk down a longer pier with her 4-year-old nieces. She has her AMI certification at both the Primary and Lower Elementary levels.  After 21 years of work in the classroom Cece was ready for a change. She happened upon a dyslexia consultant training that set her on an unexpected and extremely satisfying course. She now identifies students who show signs of dyslexia and helps to ensure that they get the kind of assistance they need.  Cece does this by consulting with the parents of these students, providing training for their teachers and materials for their classrooms and, on occasion, she works directly with the student(s). Outside of school she enjoys dance, music, puttering, and visiting with friends, family, forests and rivers.

Children’s House

Montessori Foundations

Younger Elementary

Older Elementary

Montessori Adolescent Corps

Support Staff