Elementary Staff

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.

Ms. Sonette Garcia : Floater

Ms. Sonette Garcia


My name is Sonette Garcia and I recently moved to the area from Burien, WA. I am blessed with 4 children (3 boys and 1 girl, currently a student here at CMS) and expecting 1 more baby boy due to arrive in March.

I studied sociology at the University of Washington, but found my way to Montessori in 2008. It didn't take long for me to fall in love with the philosophy, career path and the joy that comes with working with children.

In 2015, I began my training to become a Montessori Certified teacher. I completed my classes in 2016 and received my certificate for the academic portion. I began my internship that next year. Having a major life change halted my internship and I am eager to get back on the path of completion.

I am excited to be a part of the team at Capital Montessori School and grateful to be working in my field of passion.

Mrs. Stephanie Noble : Floater

Mrs. Stephanie Noble


Mrs. Noble began working at CMS during the summer of 2018. She enjoys working with children and their families and is working as a substitute teacher in all classrooms and age groups. She and her husband have one son, born in early 2018, and look forward to him joining a Montessori classroom when he is old enough.

Stephanie has a Bachelors Degree in Economics and Communications from Arizona State University. She also holds certifications in insurance, nursing, and as a notary.

Stephanie completed a year of field work in public education, but Montessori is her passion and she is excited to be a part of the CMS family.

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.