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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Tami O’Kinsella

Director of Education Administration
Work Phone: (503) 427 – 0803


Tami has worked in six Montessori schools in five states over much of the last three decades. She is Primary and Elementary trained and has been in Primary, Younger, and Older Elementary classrooms. In addition to her Montessori credentials, Tami has a BA in English, an M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction, and both her state of Washington and Oregon Teaching Licenses. She has also studied and worked in Special Education and made an extensive exploration in Non-violent Communication.