Elementary Staff

Lower Elementary

Mrs. Erin Mann : Head Teacher

Mrs. Erin Mann

Head Teacher

Mrs. Mann started as a parent with Capital Montessori School.  All three of her boys (now in middle and high school) attended CMS.  She has been working for CMS since 2007.  During that time she has worked with all ages from 3 through elementary.

Mrs. Mann is very talented in the arts.  In her spare time she has been known to sing at many community events.  She is also an accomplished mural painter.  Mrs. Mann is now one of our three teachers in our elementary program.


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.

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 the Upper Elementary/Middle school program under Mrs. White. She loves working in the classroom and enjoys sharing many giggles with the students. In her free time, she enjoys photography and playing with her dogs.