Meet our Leadership Team
Assistant Head of School/Iris Community Guide
My name is Kassidy. I started at SMA in 2013 working part time in the Infant-Toddler program (0-3). In 2016, I started full-time working in our Early Childhood Program (3-6). I am certified with North America Montessori Center (NAMC) and certified with Montessori Education Programs International (MEPI). I fell in love with the Montessori Method of teaching and philosophy. I was promoted to the Assistant Director in 2020 and enjoy working with all the staff and families. I love spending time with my husband, and dogs. I also enjoy sewing and crafting.
Assistant Head of School/Marigold Community Guide
Hello, my name is Lauren Nelson. I started my journey with Montessori in 2015. This has helped me solidify that I want to work with young children. My favorite part about working at SMA is getting to see all my students learn and master new skills. I have received my Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education (B.S.E) at Missouri Western State University. In the fall of 2023 I will be getting my Elementary Montessori Certification through The Center for Guided Montessori Studies (CGMS). In my spare time, I love getting out of the house and taking my three dogs on hikes.