Jessie Ellis
Jessie Director / Head Teacher

My name is Jessie. I have been a Montessori teacher for more than twenty years, and a parenting coach, teaching parenting the positive disciple way. My first Montessori training was 40 years ago when I was a teenager. Now I have raised two children who are wonderful adults. Recently I became a grandma. In our school, I love to see children feel like the school is an extension of their homes. Where peers become family and, they value learning, problem solving, being a role-model and belonging. Education with Montessori method is an experience that will stay with them throughout their academic life. I feel it a privilege to help children build the best foundation in learning at our school.

Kylie Lower Elementary Teacher
Kylie – Lower Elementary Teacher

My name is Kylie and I am originally from New Zealand where I got my BEd in Elementary Teaching. I worked with a variety of grade levels in New Zealand, Asia and the Middle East. 
After arriving in the USA to raise my own family, I returned to teaching in 2022 at Cherry Lane Montessori, where I teach Lower Elementary. I love Montessori so much that I recently earned my diploma as a certified Montessori Teacher and each day is an adventure, wondering what wonderful surprises will come from my students.

Dalia - Spanish Teacher
Dalia – Spanish Teacher


My name is Dalia Irigoyen and I am from Mexico. I am the Spanish teacher at Montessori School. Learning Spanish will have numerous lifetime benefits for your child including improved logical thinking, memory, global opportunities and cultural immersion. We are going to do so many fun things and learn a lot.

I can’t wait to get to know your child and your family!

iNos vemos pronto!