Where every child matters!

1026 Sidney Ave, Suite 160
Port Orchard, WA 98366
360-443-7120 fax:360-443-7120

Internationally Accredited
"Growth comes from activity, not from intellectual understanding."

- Maria Montessori

Our Staff

Starla Franks, Director and 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.

Kathy Croghan, Elementary Teacher

Edith Bollozos, Kindergarten and Lower Elementary Teacher

Jessica Contreras, Preschool Teacher

I am the teacher with purple hair, which is what most children exclaim over. The children call me Mrs. Jessica or various cute renditions of that. I have been teaching in various schools from 1997 to the present and I am starting my 5th year here at Discovery Montessori. I have been the lead teacher in the Kendall class for 3 years and enjoy fostering a love for learning in children. I love teaching in the Montessori environment because we instill independence by allowing the children to choose what interests them. I look forward to meeting the new little personalities that mix with my returning students.

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.

Brenda Randol, Preschool Teacher

Desiree Lamore, Office Administrator

Alyssa Shilston, Teacher's Aide

Brenda Sutton, Teacher's Aide

Donna Slanchik, Teacher's Aide

Maria Oman, Teacher's Aide

Markisa Griffin 100, Teacher's Aide

Valerie Nelson, Teacher's Aide

Iwona Sutton, Substitue

Monique Cruz, Substitute