Lynne Brown, Interim Head of School

Lynne joined Corvallis Montessori School in 2012. She completed her Infant/Toddler (0-3 years) training at the North American Montessori Training Center, Vancouver, BC, in 2009. In addition to her Montessori certification, she holds a master’s degree in Library and Information Science from Simmons College, Boston, a BS in Journalism from Suffolk University, Boston, and has extensive experience in business management and operations.  Lynne and her husband have 7 children (four grown, three still at home) and four grandchildren.   In her free time Lynne 'homesteads' on her city lot in Corvallis - gardening, canning, pickling and fermenting.  She also loves to spin (wool), knit and read.


Jennifer Moore, Administrative Assistant 

Jennifer arrived in Corvallis in August, 2015 from Maine, joining extended family in Oregon.  Jennifer studied Sculpture at the San Francisco Art Institute, then worked in Film production before moving onto Administration at the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco.  After living in the Bay Area for many years, life led her on a road trip that ended across the country in Maine, where she worked as an Administrative Assistant at an Art school in the seaside town of Belfast.  After years in the snow, Jennifer missed her West Coast family and is happy to return to Oregon and join the Corvallis Montessori community.  She loves nature, pursuing ceramic sculpture, writing and cooking.



Jena Fay, Toddler House Guide

Jena grew up in Ohio and New York. She received a B.S. in Biology from the University of Memphis in 2009. In Memphis, Jena sought many volunteer opportunities to work with children and thus her love for education and working with children became evident. She moved to Oregon in 2011 with her son and husband to attend graduate school at OSU where she received a Professional Science Master's degree in Botany with a focus on science education. Over the past four years she has enjoyed becoming familiar with the native flora and fauna of the area and settling down permanently in Corvallis. Her family is avid mushroom hunters and campers and love exploring the Pacific Northwest old growth forests.


Ana Serano, Toddler House Assistant

 Ana was born in Mexico and grew up in Hood River, OR.  She enjoys reading and playing softball.


Christina Garcilazo, Toddler House Assistant

Christina has a BS in Human Development and Family Studies from Oregon State University.  She has previous experience working with young children as an intern and lead teacher in and around Corvallis.    In her spare time she enjoys hiking and cooking.

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Stephanie Vasil, Primary Guide (Bamboo Room)

Stephanie was raised in Minnesota, where she received a B.A. in Cultural Anthropology at the University of Minnesota in 1996.  First introduced to Montessori philosophy while working as an Elementary Assistant in Portland, Oregon, Stephanie earned her AMI Primary degree in 1999 at the Montessori Institute Northwest in Portland, and shortly thereafter came to CMS.  Attending annual Montessori refresher courses keeps her practice fresh and offers her inspiration.  She loves animals, gardening, and the natural world, particularly the peacefulness of living in her countryside home tucked in the woods. She spends much of her free time cross-country skiing, rafting, backpacking, and practicing Bikram's yoga.


Yesenia Bolanez , Primary Assistant (Bamboo Room)

 Yesenia was born in Mexico and has lived in the USA for 12 years.  Her favorite hobby is dancing.


Jesse Bean, Primary Guide, Maple Room

Jesse is a native Oregonian and grew up in Forest Grove. Dancing from a young age, she pursued her passion in dance graduating from The School of Toronto Dance Theatre in 2007. She has danced professionally in contemporary modern dance companies in Portland and currently enjoys improvisational dance. From 2009-2014 Jesse lived in an Eco-community in Portland. Her time there offered opportunities to practice Nonviolent Communication, facilitation, consensus decision making, sharing resources and gathering around common values in environmental consciousness. Jesse worked as an assistant in a Montessori preschool in Portland from 2009 to 2014. She earned her AMI Montessori Teachers Certificate for ages 2.5yrs to 6yrs old in the summer of 2014 and joined CMS in the Fall of 2014.


Maria Cortes, Primary Assistant, Maple Room

Maria Cortes has many years experience caring for young children in the Corvallis area.  Previously she worked as a substitute assistant at the Philomath Montessori School. 

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Jessica Fraley, Primary Guide (Willow Room)


Jess Fraley has her Master’s of Education in Montessori Primary Teaching from the Northwest Montessori Training College and Loyola College. She comes from a primary classroom at a Montessori Charter school in Maryland where she enjoyed learning about a family systems approach towards education. She believes in nurturing her relationships with each child in the classroom as the basis for connecting children to their environment. Along with her passion for the Montessori philosophy, she loves to share experiences in art, nature, cooking, and music with the children. Outside school, Jess likes to spend time with her family hiking, camping, traveling, reading, cooking and enjoying good music.


Ginnie Clarke, Elementary Guide

Ginnie fell in love with Montessori nearly 10 years ago. She holds a Montessori certification for ages 3-6 and is completing her Elementary certification for ages 6-12. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Visual Arts from the University of Oregon and has worked in Montessori schools in both Bend and Salem. When not working Ginnie enjoys music, photography, the outdoors, and spending time hiking and camping. She also enjoys traveling and has been to Europe and New Zealand, as well as many of the 50 states. .

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Maia VanDyke, Extended Care Morning Assistant    

Sarah Beattie, Extended Care Afternoon Assistant

Sarah Beattie was born and raised in Corvallis and is very fond of the area. Currently working on a Psychology degree at Oregon State,  she also enjoys every moment she spends with the children here at Corvallis Montessori. She enjoys her afternoons with the children playing games and doing crafts.


Amanda Moody, Extended Care Afternoon Assistant

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Enrollment Options

Toddler House Program 
     (age 15 months-3yrs)
Accepting applications for Wait List 
Primary Program
     (age 3yrs-6yrs) 
Now Enrolling for Fall 2017
Elementary Program 
     (age 6yrs - 12yrs) 
Now enrolling for Fall 2017
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Updated 12/17/2016