Early Childhood Faculty & Staff profiles


Judy Samudovsky, Toddler & North Creek Early Childhood Programs & Professional Development Director, jsamudovsky@woodinvillemontessori.org

Read Judy’s staff profile here.

Miki Shema, Director of Woodinville Campus & Parent Education, mshema@woodinvillemontessori.org

Read Miki’s staff profile here.

Nicole Ahern, Assistant, Aspen class

(Bio to come.)

Margarita Anderson, Specialist – Spanish Instructor, North Creek & Woodinville

(Bio to come.)

Rupa Bhattacharjee, Early Childhood Classroom Assistant, Douglas Fir

(Bio to come.)
Hired at WMS—2017

cychenstaffwebprofile2016Chun-Yi Chen, Teacher, Aspen Class

Graduated with a business major
Montessori credentials through MEIPN
Hired at WMS—2008

Tara Cox, Teacher, Maple Class

BS (psychology) University of Phoenix
Associates (Early Childhood Education), Lake Washington Technical College
Montessori credentials, Early Childhood
First year at WMS—1996; 2004
Hired at WMS:

sarahhahnweb2016Sarah Hahn, Early Childhood Program Assistant

BA (Supply Chain Management), Arizona State University
Hired at WMS—2016

charshawstaffwebprofile2016Carol Harshaw, Teacher, Pine Class

BA (Education), Ashford University
Montessori credentials, Early Childhood Certificate
Hired at WMS—2008

khounwanoustaffwebprofile2016Katie Hounwanou, Early Childhood Classroom Assistant

BS (Graphic Design), Brown University
Hired at WMS—2012

fjustaffwebprofile2016Frances Ju, Assistant, Maple Class

Certificate, community college studies (Phlebotomy)
Hired at WMS—2008

Aneta Lasek, Teacher, Oak Class

MA (Linguistics and Polish Literature), Szczecin University, Poland
NCME Montessori Early Childhood credential, MPEIN instructor
Hired at WMS—2017

Cecelia Leavitt, Specialist – Music Teacher, North Creek & Woodinville

BMusic (Music Business and Voice), James Madison University in Virginia

jacileavittweb2016Jaci Leavitt, Early Childhood Classroom Assistant

(Bio to come.)
Hired at WMS—2016

anoblestaffwebprofile2016Ally Noble, Teacher, Douglas Fir Class

BA (Sociology, Latin American Studies), University of Redlands, California
Certificate in Education, Environment and Community from IslandWood Environmental Education Center, University of Washington
Montessori credentials, Early Childhood
Hired at WMS—2012

jsagawastaffwebprofile2016Jody Sagawa, Teacher, Apple Class

BBA (Management Information Systems), University of Hawaii
Montessori Early Childhood credential
First year at WMS—2005

lshinstaffwebprofile2016Lisa Shin, Teacher, Elm Class

BS (Industrial Design), University of Washington
Montessori credentials, Early Childhood AMS
Hired at WMS—2014

bsivilankastaffwebprofile2016Bindu Sivalanka, Assistant, Pine Class

(Bio to come.)

stakkilipattistaffwebprofile2016Sivapriya Takkilapati, Teacher, Dogwood Class

Bachelors of Engineering (Electrical and Electronics), Hyderabad, India
Montessori credential, Early Chilhood
Hired at WMS—2013

kwoodsstaffwebprofile2016Kathee Woods, Assistant Teacher, Elm Class

(Bio to come.)

Dhunitha Yelamali, Teacher Intern, Pine class

(Bio to come.)