People

One of the truths of our time is this hunger deep in people all over the planet for coming into relationship with each other.
-M.C. Richards

This page is under development. Check back to find photographs and biographies for each member of our entire wonderful staff!

Infant and Toddler
Gina Abegg – Program Leadership
Sue Kennedy – Child Development, Personal Growth
Susan Tracy McDaniel – Infant Pedagogy, Infant Environmental Design, Infant Observation, Child Family and Community, Personal Growth
Melody Patton – Montessori Philosophy, IT Course Coordinator
Siobhan Sullivan – Toddler Pedagogy, Toddler Environmental Design, Toddler Observation

Early Childhood
Brian Bucenec – Music
Lorie Federman – Sensorial
Therese Hester – Math
Betsy Hoke – Montessori Philosophy, Classroom Leadership
Rebecca Howell – Cultural (Science)
Sonnie McFarland – Guest Presenter
Lyn Mead – Coordination Assistance
Alice Renton – Guest Presenter
Lynn Richards – Observation, Child Development
Elizabeth Ross – Art
Kathryn Ross – Language, Cultural
Gisela Tilch – Guest Presenter
Patricia West – Practical Life
Vida West – Cultural (Science)

Elementary I-II
Laura Alexander – Curriculum Design, Science II
Betsy Hoke – Montessori Philosophy
Patrick Howard – Universe I-II
Heather Legendre – Art I-II
Betsy Lockhart – EL Coordinator, Classroom Leadership I-II, Language I-II
Ann Massengill – Music I-II
Tanya Muftic-Streicher – Practical Life I
Jean Rashkin – Language I
Alice Renton – Guest Presenter
Emily Sandefur – Living World (Biology I)
Carolyn Striker – Math I, Geometry I, PE, Practical Life II
Robert Williams – Math II, Geometry II
Judy Yormick – Fractions I-II, Biology II, History II

Administration
Merrie King – Executive Director
Carolyn Leskinen – Practicum Coordinator IT and EC
Betsy Lockhart – Elementary Coordinator and Elementary Practicum Coordinator
Susan Roth – Financial Director, Photojournalist
Humberto and Gloria Rivero – Rivers Cleaning

Past Executive Directors
Virginia Hennes
Dorothy (Dot) Thompson

MECR Board of Directors
Dede Beardsley, President
Susan Leibfritz, Vice President
Linda Allred, Treasurer
Lorie Federman
Linda Gottschalk
Merrie King
Alice Renton