Staff

Administrative Staff

Mrs. Noble : Owner

Mrs. Noble

Owner

Mrs. Noble founded Capital Montessori School in 1988 and has been the school's only owner. Helping children achieve their maximum potential through the Montessori Method has become her lifelong passion.

When her firstborn turned three, Mrs. Noble became more and more challenged to meet her child's academic desires. Desiring the best for her daughter, she began researching her options when she ran across the Montessori Method. After seeing the results in her own children, she has made it her life's work to help other children reach their full potential.

Mrs. Noble has been involved in Montessori education since 1982. She has taken both the Primary & Elementary Montessori training at Spring Valley Montessori. She and her husband have two grown children.

mrs.noble@capitalmontessorischool.com
Mrs. Merissa White : Director

Mrs. Merissa White

Director

Mrs. White has been with the school since its founding in 1988. She started as a student, and has been working full time at Capital Montessori School since 2000. Since 2000, she has worked in various capacities including secretary and head teacher of the Upper Elementary class before becoming full time director.

Mrs. White is a 2000 graduate of Washington State University with a B.S. in Biology with extensive course work in chemistry and education. She also completed her Montessori Elementary & Primary Certifications.

Mrs. White is passionate about Montessori education. She is the product of a Montessori education, and wants to give others the same opportunities. Mrs. White has three children who attend CMS as well.

merissa@capitalmontessorischool.com
Mrs. Christina Ehlers : Assistant Director

Mrs. Christina Ehlers

Assistant Director

Mrs. Ehlers has been working in the CMS office since 2003. Mrs. Ehlers has several years of experience in customer service including three years at a Tacoma travel agency. She attended Western Washington University. Her son, Ryan, was a student at CMS from 2002 until 2008 (he graduated). Mrs. Ehlers puts her years of customer service into action every day by serving CMS parents at the front desk.

christina@capitalmontessorischool.com

Children’s House Biscay

Ms. Jessica Biscay : Head Teacher

Ms. Jessica Biscay

Head Teacher

My Montessori journey started when I was three years old. I actually attended Capital Montessori School for preschool! Many years later, I have returned to the CMS family again, only this time as an assistant teacher in Mrs. Reed's classroom. After attending the Spring Valley Montessori Teacher Training program in Federal Way and completing my internship in the 2017-2018 school year, I am now a head teacher with my own classroom. Teaching has always been my passion and I love coming to work every day to learn something new with these amazing kids.

My partner and I make our home together in Rochester. We do not currently have children, but out home is very full with our three dogs, chickens, a cat and a turkey! We are also working on getting our foster care license and look forward to welcoming foster children into our home beginning August of 2018.

The possibilities are endless when it comes to learning and I am excited to see what each new year brings!

biscay@capitalmontessorischool.com
Ms. Arianna Sanchez : Teacher's Aide

Ms. Arianna Sanchez

Teacher's Aide

Ms. Sanchez has been a teacher's aide in Mrs. Reed's Children's House classroom for two years. She has been attending Puget Sound Community College finishing her Associates in Arts degree. Ms. Sanchez is currently helping out in Mrs. Montgomery's Children's House classroom. She loves working in all classrooms and enjoys sharing many giggles with the students. In her free time, she enjoys photography and playing with her dogs.

Children’s House Reed

Mrs. Tanya Reed : Head Teacher, Children's House

Mrs. Tanya Reed

Head Teacher, Children's House

Mrs. Reed started teaching at CMS in 2003 and has been teaching since 1993. Mrs. Reed comes to CMS from a very diversified and well traveled background. Since beginning her teaching career, she has lived and taught in both Flagstaff and Los Angeles. Mrs. Reed's passion for the kids is evident every day at CMS. She is passionate about Montessori education and the children she teaches it to.

Mrs. Reed is a graduate of the University of Chicago with a BA in English Language & Literature. She is also an AMS certified Montessori Primary Teacher.

Mrs. Reed is married to her husband, Erik, whom she met in high school. They live in Shelton with their two children: Cody & Tatiana (both CMS Elementary students). In her free time, she enjoys reading on a wide variety of subjects, and working on her family's small hobby farm.

reed@capitalmontessorischool.com
Mrs. Dinah Nikanowicz : Teacher's Aide

Mrs. Dinah Nikanowicz

Teacher's Aide

Before coming to Capital Montessori School, I was an Assistant Teacher at the Early Learning Center at SPSCC. I have also worked at an Elementary School in Hawaii prior to moving to Washington as a Para-educator. I've worked with children of all ages from infants to 6th grade. Kids are my passion and I love playing, learning, and growing with them each day.

I have one son, Daniel, who is currently enrolled in Mrs. Montgomery's Children' House classroom. We are so excited to be a part of the CMS family.

Lower Elementary

Mrs. Noble : Head Teacher

Mrs. Noble

Head Teacher

Mrs. Noble founded Capital Montessori School in 1988 and has been the school's only owner. Helping children achieve their maximum potential through the Montessori Method has become her lifelong passion.

When her firstborn turned three, Mrs. Noble became more and more challenged to meet her child's academic desires. Desiring the best for her daughter, she began researching her options when she ran across the Montessori Method. After seeing the results in her own children, she has made it her life's work to help other children reach their full potential.

Mrs. Noble has been involved in Montessori education since 1982. She has taken both the Primary & Elementary Montessori training at Spring Valley Montessori. In addition to being the owner & administrator, she is also one of our Elementary Teachers.  She and her husband have two grown children.

mrs.noble@capitalmontessorischool.com
Mrs. Jessica Clark : Floater

Mrs. Jessica Clark

Floater

Mrs. Clark is returning to CMS after an almost five year hiatus. She took time off after the birth of her youngest son in 2012. Mrs. Clark is excited to be working with all of the classes this year as a floater. She is outnumbered in her own home with four boys and her husband, even the dog is a boy! In her spare time Mrs. Clark enjoys setting up book fairs and helping children find books to read and helping them learn to read. You may find Mrs. Clark around town doing book events. CMS is very excited to have Mrs. Clark rejoin the team.

Upper Elementary

Mrs. Merissa White : Head Teacher

Mrs. Merissa White

Head Teacher

Mrs. White has been with the school since its founding in 1988. She started as a student, and has been working full time at Capital Montessori School since 2000. Since 2000, she has worked in various capacities including secretary and head teacher of the Upper Elementary class before becoming full time director.

Mrs. White is a 2000 graduate of Washington State University with a B.S. in Biology with extensive course work in chemistry and education. She also completed her Montessori Elementary & Primary Certifications.

Mrs. White is passionate about Montessori education. She is the product of a Montessori education, and wants to give others the same opportunities. Mrs. White has three children who attend CMS as well.

merissa@capitalmontessorischool.com