Staff Bios

Events and Public Relations Coordinator  -  Alex Kuisis
Originally from Milwaukee, WI, I attended University of WI-Madison for my undergrad in Child and Family Studies (emphasis Pk-3) and then moved to Boulder in 1998, where I taught at one of Colorado’s...
Executive Director  -  Nancy James
I have been in education in various capacities for the past 22 years and have been fortunate to work with students throughout the entire educational spectrum.  I’ve taught Masters level courses...
Office Manager  -  Kristen Suever
MAC’s Office Manager, Kristen Suever, joined MAC in July of 2013.  Kristen has over three years of experience managing business affairs including the preparation and analysis of financial...
Manager of Enrollment and Development  -  Jaclyn Greenbaum
Jaclyn Greenbaum has worked in Montessori for over 10 years.  She has worked with students and families from prenatal education through Elementary.  Jaclyn has her AMI Montessori...
Administrative Assistant  -  Amanda Herman
I was born and raised in Michigan but have had a bit of a nomadic life in that I’ve also lived in Illinois, New York, North Carolina, and California before moving to Denver last year.  I studied...

Nido

Nido 1 Lead  -  Tamara Jefferson
I joined MAC in 2005 as an Assistant in TC3.  I fell in love with Montessori and decided to complete my Montessori 0-3 Infant to Toddler training.  In 2011 I was offered a Lead position in...
Nido 3 Lead  -  Beth Beehler
I have been at MAC since June 2012.  I first started as the Nido Extended Day Coordinator, and I am currently the Lead Directress in Nido 3.  I just earned my bachelor's degree in Human...
Nido 2 Lead  -  Dana Hoegh
I earned a Bachelors degree with honors from the University of Rochester.  I received my 0-3 years AMI training from The Montessori Institute of Colorado. I have worked as a Nido lead at MAC...
Nido After School Coordinator  -  Andrew Ruiz
From the age of 3 through sixth grade, I attended a local Montessori school, but it wasn’t until I started working at MAC in May of 2009 as a substitute teacher that I realized teaching at a...

Toddler Community

Toddler Community 2 Lead  -  Jamie Everton
After completing several courses, my Associate's degree, group leader, and my director center certifications from Red Rocks Community college, I fell in love with the Montessori philosophy and...
Toddler Community 3 Lead  -  Christina Feulner
Bio I started working at MAC, in the Nido environment, as an assistant in February 2005.  My love for the babies, as well as the Montessori philosophy inspired me to take my next big step and...
Toddler After School Coordinator  -  Greg Jaworowski
I have a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Colorado.  I started here at MAC in August of 2008.
Toddler Community 4 Lead  -  LaToya Cook
I started here at MAC in August of 2002.  I have worked in Montessori for the last 13 years.  Previously, I worked at Montessori on the Mall, where I began my first training through...
Toddler Community 1 Lead  -  Danee Herman
I began my Montessori journey in 2009. After graduating from The University of Denver with a degree in Gender in International Development in 2008, I decided to take some time to explore what...

Primary

Primaria Acqua Lead  -  Caitlyn Cohen
I have worked at MAC since summer 2013. I grew up in North Carolina and earned a Bachelor's degree in English and American Studies from Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota. After discovering a...
Primaria Terra Lead  -  Amy Smith
My Name is Amy Smith, I am the lead directress in Primaria Terra. I have worked at MAC since October of 2009. I recieved a Bachelors in Behavioral Science with a Minor in Elementary Eduaction from...
Primaria Aria Lead  -  Tammy Sakariassen
My name is Tammy Sakariassen and I am the Directress of Primaria Aria.   I was born in Wisconsin but moved to Europe in 1976 where I finished my education in Bergen, Norway at Anton...
Primaria Cielo Lead  -  Dawn Antigua
As a teacher, my goals have always been to bring out students’ strengths and ignite a passion for continual learning.  I have taught all ages (0-40+) in dance, Spanish, and parent education, but...
Primary After School Coordinator  -  Christine' Klosowski
Bio coming soon.
Primary Sole Lead  -  Kay Loer
I began my Montessori journey at the age of three years old.  As a Montessori child I knew my career path would lead me to Montessori Education.  I graduated from the University of...

Art & Music

Art  -  Corey Merritt
I began working at MAC in 2005 and have worked in Early Childhood Education since 2002.  I began as an assistant here at MAC and worked my way up to a lead position as the Toddler After School...
Music  -  Robin Hoch
I graduated from Colorado State University in December of 2002 with a B.A. in Music. I started working at MAC right after graduation in March of 2003 as an assistant in the Nido. One month later, I...

Elementary

Elementary Lead  -  Anna Fonte
I graduated college with a B.A. in Humanities, emphasis in ESL methodologies for young children and completed two different Montessori Primary credential programs. This will be my seventh year...