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

Overview Course
Lorie Federman – Sensorial
Therese Hester – Math
Cara Erbe – Language
Donohue Shortridge – Philosophy
Deborah Matyjevich – Cultural, Practical Life

Infant and Toddler
Rose Jorden – Child Development
Susan Tracy McDaniel – Infant Pedagogy, Infant Environmental Design, Infant Observation, PIFT
Melody Patton – Montessori Philosophy, IT Course Coordinator, Child Family and Community, Personal Growth, Practicum Coordinator
Siobhan Sullivan – Toddler Observation, Program Leadership, Toddler Pedagogy, Toddler Environmental Design
Alice Renton – Guest Presenter
Elizabeth Houghtaling – Guest Presenter
Rachael Wisner – Guest Presenter
Dr. Annie Brook – Guest Presenter

Early Childhood
Nancy Ahlstrand – Guest Presenter
Therese Hester – Math
Betsy Hoke – Montessori Philosophy, Classroom Leadership
Rebecca Howell – Cultural (Science)
Ann Massengill – Music
Sonnie McFarland – Guest Presenter
Lyn Mead – Coordination Assistance
Alice Renton – Guest Presenter
Lynn Filler-Richards – Observation, Child Development
– Art
Cara Erbe – Language
Donohue Shortridge – Guest Presenter
Gisela Tilch – Guest Presenter
Patricia West and Deb Matyjevich – Practical Life
Vida West – Cultural (Science)
Yvonne Bader – EC Coordinator and Practicum Coordinator
Ruthann Christensen – Sensorial
Deborah Matyjevich – Cultural – Nature Study/Biology

Elementary I-II
Laura Alexander – Science II
Mandi Franz – Universe I-II
Betsy Hoke – Montessori Philosophy
Heather Legendre – Art I-II
Betsy Lockhart – Classroom Leadership I-II, Math II, Geometry II
Ann Massengill – Music I-II
– Practical Life I
Jean Rashkin – Language I
Alice Renton – Guest Presenter
Michelle Baker Rogers – Math I, Geometry I, Fractions, EL Coordinator
Dorothy Berning – PE
Janel Wade – Practical Life I and II
Char Weaver – Living World (Biology I)
Judy Yormick – Fractions I-II, Biology II, History II
Pat Howard – Curriculum Design, Language II

Administrator Course
Sonya Hemmen and Katie Torres – School Operations
Jackie Cossentino (NCMPS) – Guest Lecturer- Curriculum, School Operations
Marta Donohoe – Guest Lecturer – School Operations; Montessori Curriculum
Julie Bragdon and Catherine Broughton – Program Development/Leading a Montessori School
William Bethke, J.D. – Guest Lecturer – School Operations
Betsy Hoke – Montessori Philosophy
Susan McDaniel – Guest Lecturer – Montessori Curriculum
Dr. Kathleen Montgomery – Educational Leadership
Dr. Merrie King – Courage and Renewal Facilitator
Alice Renton – Guest Lecturer – Montessori Philosophy
Mandi Franz – Montessori Curriculum
Donohue Shortridge – Guest Lecturer – School Operations
Seth Webb – Guest Lecturer – Montessori Philosophy
Additional Guest Lecturers To Be Determined

Laura Alexander – Executive Director
Melody Patton – Infant and Toddler Coordinator, IT Practicum Coordinator
Michelle Baker Rogers – Elementary Coordinator, EL Practicum Coordinator
Yvonne Bader – Early Childhood Course Coordinator, EC Practicum Coordinator
Katie Torres – Administrator Course Coordinator, AD Practicum Coordinator
Susan Roth – Financial Director

Humberto and Gloria Rivero – Rivers Cleaning

Past Directors
Janet Gollin
Nancy Rose
Janet Engel
Alice Renton
Virginia Hennes
Dorothy (Dot) Thompson
Dr. Merrie King

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