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

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Natalia Sasnow

Assistant – Osprey
Work Phone: (503) 427-0803


Natalia was born and raised in the “City of Eternal Spring”, Medellin Colombia. She graduated from the Corporacion Colegiatura Colombiana de Diseño with a degree in Fashion Design.

Since 2010, when she moved to Portland, she has had two design businesses, and two children, Savana and Gabriela. They enjoy watching baking shows and baking together. Her daughters became part of the LCMCS community this year. Savana is in the Willow classroom and Gabriela is in the Sea Otter classroom.

Her energy and approach to life, to get up and get going, is now given to the pursuing of her new career in which she can share her passion for children, and the use of Montessori principles. She finished the Children’s House Assistant Course in MNW. She worked last school year in Montessori of Alameda as a substitute assistant for toddler and primary’s classrooms. She hopes to help children find their passion, understand their value in society, and experience the richness of cultures in the world through bilingual practice. She wants to give back by creating safe and secure environments for more children to flourish.

Children’s House

Montessori Foundations

Younger Elementary

Older Elementary

Montessori Adolescent Corps

Support Staff