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. Shayna Warnock : Teacher's Aide

Ms. Shayna Warnock

Teacher's Aide

Working with children has always been a passion of mine and from a young age I've always known that this is the route I will choose. Previously before working for CMS, I was a nanny for multiple families of all ages, once the teacher aid position oped up for CMS I immediately jumped on board. I eventually plan on achieving my head teacher certification for Montessori schools so that I can fulfill my long-term goal-to become an early childhood Montessori teacher!

I was fortunate enough to grow up in a small private school from preschool all the way up until the 8th grade, therefore, I drew loses to CMS's intimate and independent based system. I have always lived in the Tumwater/Olympia area and am currently living in East Olympia. In my free time I enjoy staying active, spending quality time with family, and interior decorating.

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.