Where every child matters!

1026 Sidney Ave, Suite 160
Port Orchard, WA 98366
360-337-5745 fax:360-337-5745

Internationally Accredited
"The child can develop fully by means of experience in his environment. We call such experiences 'work'."

- Maria Montessori

Our Staff

...updates in process

Starla Franks, Director and Upper Elementary Teacher

Has Lower and Upper Elementary Montessori training and her Washington State Teaching Certificate. Additionally, she has a Post-Baccalaureate Degree in Elementary Education from WGU. Starla has been with the school since 2000.

Linda Geiss, Upper Elementary Teacher

Has had preschool and elementary training from Spring Valley Montessori. She has worked in Montessori programs for several years. She has been with our school since 1996.

Karen Nelson, Kindergarten and Lower Elementary Teacher

Has a BS and MA in Education from Seattle University. She received her Montessori training from the St. Nicholas Training Center in London. She has completed training in advanced Montessori materials from the Montessori Teacher Preparation of Washington. She has taught public school in California. She has a Washington State Certificate.

Edith Bollozos, Kindergarten and Lower Elementary Teacher
Andrea Buchholz, Preschool Teacher

Has had preschool Montessori training in Bellevue and has worked at many schools in that area. Andrea joined our staff in April 2001.

Kim Romo, Preschool Teacher

Has completed her Montessori certificate from North American Montessori Center (NAMC). She has been a staff member at Discovery Montessori since 1997.

Jessica Contreras, Preschool Teacher
Brenda Randol, Preschool Assistant
Iwona Sutton, Preschool Assistant
Valerie Nelson, Office Staff
Jessica Guzman, Substitute
Xealus Martinez, Substitute
Madison Watson, Daycare Provider
Samuel Franks, Daycare Provider
Maya George, Daycare Provider