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Lynnae Cisco

Owner

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Lynnae Cisco

Owner

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Michelle Huskey

Director, Outdoor Environment Teacher, Admin

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Michelle Huskey

Director, Outdoor Environment Teacher, Admin

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Stephanie VanBoesschoten

Lead Teacher (Primary)

Stephanie Van Boesschoten joined the Arrowhead Montessori family in August 2018 as Lead Primary Teacher, capitalizing on eight years of experience to guide a class of 2 ½... Read More

Stephanie VanBoesschoten

Lead Teacher (Primary)

Stephanie Van Boesschoten joined the Arrowhead Montessori family in August 2018 as Lead Primary Teacher, capitalizing on eight years of experience to guide a class of 2 ½ - 6 year olds using the Montessori method of learning.

In the classroom, Stephanie models her teaching style and energy toward this famous quote from Maria Montessori: “The greatest sign of success for a teacher...is to be able to say, ‘The children are now working as if I did not exist.’”

Growing up, Stephanie knew that she was going to be a teacher and spent time babysitting and working in some form of childcare. A fourth-generation Arizonan, Stephanie attended Northern Arizona University where she graduated with a degree in elementary education and an emphasis on early childhood development. Stephanie earned her master’s degree in Montessori education while completing Montessori training in 2004.

In her spare time, Stephanie enjoys sewing, coloring, hiking and playing games.

“I love that I get to follow the child as an individual and I am able to meet each child’s need based on how they learn. I am so grateful to be here at Arrowhead Montessori and a part of this community and farm.“

Deirdre O’Regan

Lead Teacher (Elementary)

In August 2018, Arrowhead Montessori welcomed Deirdre O’Regan as Elementary Teacher/Guide for 6-12 year olds. Deirdre holds a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing and a doctoral... Read More

Deirdre O’Regan

Lead Teacher (Elementary)

In August 2018, Arrowhead Montessori welcomed Deirdre O’Regan as Elementary Teacher/Guide for 6-12 year olds.
Deirdre holds a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing and a doctoral degree in law. She is American Montessori Internationale (“AMI”) trained for Primary Level (ages 3-6) and Elementary Level (ages 6-12), and taught Montessori for ten years before joining Arrowhead.

In the classroom, Deirdre applies this famous quote from Maria Montessori: “We do not believe in the educative powers of words and commands alone, but seek cautiously, and almost without the child’s knowing it, to guide his/her natural activity.”

Deirdre, who credits her parents for instilling a passion for lifelong learning, enjoys hiking, exploring cultural anthropology, sailing, reading mystery books and being with friends and family. She is also an Irish Step Dancing Instructor and has climbed the Great Wall in China.

“Montessori teachers are taught to be guides, serving each individual child in a developmentally appropriate prepared environment where the child learns through interaction with materials which are self-correcting in order for the child to develop their potential.”

Michelle Chapman

Lead Teacher (Toddler)

Michelle Chapman joined the Arrowhead Montessori family in 2005 as the Toddler Teacher. As a certified Montessori teacher for thirty years, Michelle loves everything about the Montessori... Read More

Michelle Chapman

Lead Teacher (Toddler)

Michelle Chapman joined the Arrowhead Montessori family in 2005 as the Toddler Teacher.

As a certified Montessori teacher for thirty years, Michelle loves everything about the Montessori method and how each child works and learns at their own pace. In her spare time, she loves to cook, camp and ride on the back of her husband’s motorcycle to see new places. Most of all, Michelle enjoys spending time with family.

“I have raised three boys in Montessori, and as a new grandma, am looking forward to having my grandbaby here at Arrowhead Montessori as well!”

Rylee Swartout

Assistant teacher

In August 2016, Rylee Swartout began her journey at Arrowhead Montessori as an Elementary assistant with responsibility for taking care of the classroom environment. A student at Grand... Read More

Rylee Swartout

Assistant teacher

In August 2016, Rylee Swartout began her journey at Arrowhead Montessori as an Elementary assistant with responsibility for taking care of the classroom environment. A student at Grand Canyon University, Rylee is majoring in Elementary Education.

“I love how the Montessori method gives children a sense of independence.”

Mariah De La Cruz

Assistant Teacher (Primary)

Mariah De La Cruz joined the Arrowhead Montessori team in Fall 2016 as assistant in the Primary classroom where she nurtures the classroom environment. In addition to extensive... Read More

Mariah De La Cruz

Assistant Teacher (Primary)

Mariah De La Cruz joined the Arrowhead Montessori team in Fall 2016 as assistant in the Primary classroom where she nurtures the classroom environment. In addition to extensive volunteer work, Mariah is pursuing her degree in secondary education at Grand Canyon University with a focus in English.

“I love the independence and maturity a Montessori education gives the children at such a young age.”

“Montessori teachers are taught to be guides, serving each individual child in a developmentally appropriate prepared environment where the child learns through interaction with materials which are self-correcting in order for the child to develop their potential.”
Deirdre O’Regan, AHM Elementary
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