Early Childhood Faculty & Staff profiles

Judy Samudovsky, Toddler & North Creek Early Childhood Programs & Professional Development Director

Read Judy’s staff profile here.

Tomo Takahashi, Director of Woodinville Campus

Read Tomo’s staff profile here.

Michelle Ahern, Program Assistant

Montessori Assistant Training with MEIPN; and Child Care Basics 30 Hours STARS training
Hired at WMS—2017

Dina Ahmed, Program Assistant

Hired at WMS—2019

Horalia Bastian, Program Assistant

Hired at WMS—2019

Rupa Bhattacharjee,  Program Assistant

Hired at WMS—2017

Tara Chandler, Head  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

Caitlinn Curry-Betteridge, Program Assistant

Hired at WMS—2019

sarahhahnweb2016Sarah Hahn, Program Assistant, Oak Class

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

Carol Harshaw, Head Teacher, Pine Class

BA (Education), Ashford University
Montessori credentials, Early Childhood Certificate
Instructor, Montessori Education Institute of the Pacific Northwest (MEIPN)
Hired at WMS—2008

Aneta Lasek, Head 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

Tiffany Miller,  Program Assistant

Associate in Integrated Studies
Montessori Assistant training/workshop
Hired at WMS—2018

Ally Noble, Head 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

Monali Paranjape, Program Assistant

Hired at WMS—2019

Allison Remily, Program Assistant, Apple Class

BS (Sociology/History), Oregon State University
Hired at WMS—2018

Jody Sagawa, Head Teacher, Apple Class

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

Lisa Shin, Head Teacher, Elm Class

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

Sara Suter, Early Childhood Spanish Language Specialist

BA (French), St. Mary’s College of California
Intensive Spanish Program, Centro De Linguistica Aplicada, Venezuela
MA (TESOL), San Francisco State University
Montessori credentials, Early Childhood, Saint Nicholas Montessori College, Ireland
Hired at WMS—2019

Aaron Treadway, Program Assistant, Elm Class

Studied Theater/Speech communications, Siena Heights University
Hired at WMS—2018

Meg Venkatachalapathy, Head Teacher, Aspen Class

BA (Psychology), University of Washington
Montessori Early Childhood Credential
Hired at WMS—2017

Jen Ward, Program Assistant, Aspen Class

Cuesta College (Early Childhood Education)
Cal State Hayward (American Montessori Society certification)
Hired at WMS—2017

Dhunitha Yelamali, Head Teacher, Dogwood Class

BA (Economics) University of Mysore, India
Software Test Engineering Certificate (University of Washington)
Montessori Early Childhood credentials through NAMC
MEIPN Early Childhood Credentials
Hired at WMS 2016