Children’s House/Kindergarten Staff

Children’s House Clark

Mrs. Jessica Clark : Head Teacher

Mrs. Jessica Clark

Head Teacher

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.
Ms. Amalia Kadden : Teacher's Aide

Ms. Amalia Kadden

Teacher's Aide

I am very excited to be joining the CMS team this year! I have lived in Olympia most of my life and I have many years of experience working with kids of all ages as a nanny and childcare provider. Teaching and having an influence in a child's life is something that is very important to me. I strive to be the best educator and role model I can be!

Some of my hobbies include art (painting and drawing) and spending time with my sweet pup!

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 graduates of CMS). In her free time, she enjoys reading on a wide variety of subjects, and working on her family's small hobby farm.
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.

Ms. Nasrine Abdulghani : Teacher's Aide

Ms. Nasrine Abdulghani

Teacher's Aide

My name is Nasrine, I have been working with children for about four years now. I have a degree in Early Childhood Education and fluent in American Sign Language. I am very excited to join the CMS team and look forward to working with the children.

When I am not teaching, I like to hike, bake or read.