For seven seasons Bev designed, and was Lead Instructor, for the Summer Arts/Leadership Program serving at-risk-youth in Missoula. She has extensive experience teaching in preschool, elementary, and high school classrooms, in both core curriculum areas and in the visual arts.
In June of 2006 Bev attended the Montana Montessori Teacher Education Institute for her AMS 3-6 Primary Certification and pursued her long held dream to open Garden City Montessori School. Through her own efforts and the labors of many wonderful people, Garden City has grown into a mature and thriving school, now serving children from age 3 through 4th grade.
Bev loves hiking, camping, gardening, and spending time with family and friends. She is a painter and ceramic artist as well, and is very happy sharing art with children and friends. Her most recent accomplishments in art are clay murals created with her students at Two Eagle River School in Pablo, Montana.
Bev’s greatest joy is her son, Julian, whose intelligence, creativity, and fantastic spirit are always her delight.
Megan knew of her passion for education early on, but observing a Montessori classroom is what guided her path. The philosophy of Montessori parallels her own belief that all children are unique beings, deserving a comprehensive education, which incorporates the classroom, the community, and the environment as a whole. Megan is now in her 7th year as the Elementary Teacher at Garden City Montessori and pleased to be a part of the growing Elementary Program.
Megan loves to travel and explore the vast open areas of Montana as well as spend time with the people that are close to her heart. Her son Brooks, husband Damien, and dog Porter are some of her favorites! Whether hiking, camping, climbing, or snowboarding, she prefers being outside most anytime.