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.

Photo of Denee Longan

Denee Longan

Assistant – Prairie Dog Home
Work Phone: (503) 427 – 0803


Denee is AMI primary trained and has a M.Ed. from Loyola University. Before coming to Lewis & Clark Montessori, she guided several primary classrooms throughout the Portland area, most recently for the SunGarden Montessori Toddler Program. She loves making things, sewing, and creative problem solving.