Harbor Montessori Team

Harbor Montessori School is proud to have a staff of educators that are passionate about making a difference in students’ lives through their dedication to individualized Montessori education.


“The teacher has two tasks: to lead the children to concentration

and to help them in their development afterwards.”  -Maria Montessori

Administration Team
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Aimee Allen

Head of School

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Nikki Hemphill

Director of Admissions & Advancement

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Adena Himmelstein

Business Manager

Quinci Adams

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Lisa Derouin

Administrative Assistant

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Jennifer Beard

Financial Analyst 

Executive Assistant to Head of School

Infant & Toddler Teams
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April Crichfield

Willow Head Teacher

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Jill Greene

Willow Assistant Teacher

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Jenna Puckett

Willow Assistant Teacher

Asian Water Garden

Alana Lindsay

Willow Assistant Teacher

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Kelsey Getman

Juniper Head Teacher

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Stephanie Possanza

Juniper Assistant Teacher

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Allison Moren

Juniper Assistant Teacher

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Emily Fidecaro

Birch Co-Head Teacher

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Nichole Larew

Birch Co-Head Teacher

Lea Escobar-Silva

Birch Assistant Teacher

Early Childhood Team

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Oxana Matsegorova

Maple Head Co-Teacher

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Heather Gregg

Maple Assistant Teacher

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Kristina Cain

Alder Head Teacher

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Judy Grindlay

Assistant Teacher

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Alyssa Venable

Spruce Head Teacher

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Maya George

Spruce Assistant Teacher

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Mel Megee

Magnolia Head Teacher

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Lois Taylor

Magnolia Assistant Teacher

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Oxana Matsegorova

Maple Head Teacher

Heather Gregg

Maple Assistant Teacher

Kristina Cain

Alder Head Teacher

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Judy Grindlay

Assistant Teacher

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Alyssa Venable

Spruce Head Teacher

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Maya George

Spruce Assistant Teacher

Early Childhood Team
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Oxana Matsegorova

Maple Head Teacher

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Heather Gregg

Maple Assistant Teacher

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Kristina Cain

Alder Head Teacher

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Judy Grindlay

Alder Assistant Teacher

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Alyssa Venable

Spruce Head Teacher

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Maya George

Spruce Assistant Teacher

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Mel Megee

Magnolia Head Teacher

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Maria Silva

Magnolia Assistant Teacher

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Nadine Peacock

Oak Head Teacher

Lower Elementary Team
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Nazzy Fardi

Aspen Head Co-Teacher

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Carrie Butler

Oak Head Co-Teacher

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 Carl Tweeten

            Aspen Assistant Teacher              Music Teacher 

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Ellie Camillo

Assistant Teacher

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Casey DeViese

Assistant Teacher 

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Shawn Moffit

Maple Childcare Teacher 

 Upper Elementary Team
Junior High Team
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Ann-Marie Leichsenring

Cedar & Madrona Head Co-Teacher 

Grace Hampton

Cedar Head Co-Teacher

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Stefanie Lorincz

Middle School Assistant Teacher & Innovations Teacher

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Gail Pederson

Madrona Head Teacher

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Corey Peterson

Madrona Assistant Teacher

Enrichment Team
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Pam Purdue

Art Specialist

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Kristi Fischer

Yoga Teacher

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Elise Maupin

Spanish Teacher

Heidi Pavlu

Remote Assistant

Come Work with Us

Harbor Montessori School welcomes dynamic, compassionate, creative individuals to apply for positions at our school.

We are located in quaint Gig Harbor, Washington, within an easy commute to the cities of Tacoma, Olympia, and Seattle.

Our wooded campus is located in a lovely residential area.

We currently have infant, toddler, primary, lower elementary, upper elementary, and middle school programs.

Additionally, we run a full Summer Program.

Having served the South Sound since 1981, we continually seek the best-trained staff to join our team.

If you are interested in joining our team, please fill out the inquiry below and we will be in touch if there is a good fit. 

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...how to be great planners, how to find answers and how to challenge themselves.

...with their peers, their teachers and their community.

...into independent life-long learners and good citizens of the world.