Children’s House/Kindergarten Staff

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!
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.
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.