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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Lora Modlin

Guide – Mahonia
Work Phone: (503) 427 – 0803


Lora started her career teaching in a Kansas City public Montessori program before moving to Oregon with her family to join LCMCS. She has a BA in Art Education, a M.Ed. in Elementary Education, and holds an AMI Montessori Elementary certificate and an Oregon Teaching License. Lora’s specialty is bringing creative arts into the classroom, especially three-dimensional work. She is passionate about biology, ecology and environmental sciences, and shares her love of theater and performance arts with the students.