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

Chun-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

Kerri Gross, Assistant, EC & CH

(Bio to come.)
Hired at WMS— 2017

sarahhahnweb2016Sarah Hahn, Early Childhood Program Assistant

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

Carol Harshaw, Teacher, Pine Class

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

Katie Hounwanou, Early Childhood Classroom float

BS (Graphic Design), Brown College
Montessori credentials, Classroom Assistant Training (MEIPN)
Hired at WMS—2012

Frances Ju, Assistant, Maple Class

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

Kristin Kopp, Assistant, Pine Class

(Bio to come.)
Hired at WMS—2017

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, Assistant, Aspen Class

(Bio to come.)
Hired at WMS—2016

Kelsey Mooseker, EC Classroom Assistant—WV

(Bio to come)
Hired at WMS—2017

Ally 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

Jody Sagawa, Teacher, Apple Class

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

Lisa Shin, Teacher, Elm Class

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

Ramya Sitaraman, Assistant, Dogwood Class

(Bio to come.)
Hired at WMS—2017

Meg Venkatachalapathy, Intern, Apple Class

BA (Psychology), University of Washington
Montessori credentials, Montessori Assistant Training, and in progress, Early Childhood Credential
Hired at WMS—2017

Dhunitha Yelamali, Teacher, Dogwood Class

(Bio to come.)
Hired at WMS—2016