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

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Quinci Adams

Executive Assistant to the Head of School 

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Lisa Derouin

Administrative Assistant

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Jennifer Beard

Financial Analyst

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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Alana Lindsay

Willow Assistant Teacher

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Willow Assistant Teacher

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Nichole Larew

Juniper Head Teacher

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Kyra Jackson

Juniper Assistant Teacher

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Tyra Stout

Juniper Assistant Teacher

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Emily Fidecaro

Birch Head Teacher

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Lea Escobar-Silva

Birch Assistant Teacher

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Maureen Keyter

Birch Assistant Teacher

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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

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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Judy Grindlay

Maple Assistant Teacher

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Kelsey Getman

Spruce Head Teacher

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Maya George

Spruce Assistant Teacher

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Spruce Childcare Assistant

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Jeanie Bree

Alder Head Teacher

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Casey DeViese

Alder Assistant Teacher

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Mel Megee

Magnolia Head Teacher

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Maria Silva

Magnolia Assistant Teacher

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Ashley Ross

Assistant Teacher

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ChildcareTeacher 

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Abby Reville

ChildcareAssistant

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Shawn Moffit

Childcare Teacher 

Lower Elementary Team
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Nazzy Fardi

Aspen Head Teacher

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Carrie Butler

Oak Head Co-Teacher

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Nadine Peacock

Oak Co-Teacher

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Heidi Pavlu

Lower El Assistant 

 Upper Elementary Team
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Gail Pederson

Madrona Head Teacher 

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Corey Peterson

Madrona Assistant Teacher

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Jenna Brasch 

Remote & Science Teacher

Junior High Team
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Ann-Marie Leichsenring

Cedar & Madrona Head Co-Teacher 

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Grace Hampton

Cedar Head Co-Teacher

Enrichment Team
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Pam Purdue

Art Specialist

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Alene Hochstetter

Music, Movement & PE

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Carl Tweeten

Enrichments & Lower Elementary Assitant

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.