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Our Montessori Life Team


Lydia Stephens


"And blessed is she who believed that there would be a fulfillment of what was spoken to her from the Lord" - Luke 1:45 

Lydia is the Owner and Director of Montessori Life. She earned her bachelor's of science degree in Nursing from Case Western Reserve University and has a collective 9 years of experience in early childhood education. Lydia enjoys creating new ways to learn and is excited to support the teachers and students on their learning journeys. Lydia is a mom of 4 and enjoys sightseeing with her family. Montessori Life is her passion and she is excited to lead the Montessori Life learning community toward greater impact.


Jenna King

Lead Teacher

Mrs. Jenna is the newest addition to our team. She is bubbly and full of positivity! Jenna holds a Master's degree in public health and safety and has used her knowledge to provide safe learning environments for children over the past 6 years. She developed a passion for Montessori during her professional journey. When Mrs. Jenna is not empowering students to be their best, she enjoys spending time with her husband and fur babies. 

"Nothing is impossible. The word itself says 'I'm Possible'.
- Audrey Hepburn


Paula Montoya

Classroom Assistant

Mrs. Paula is one of our classroom assistants. She is gentle in her engagement with students and loves to listen to their stories! Paula is originally from Colombia where she earned a Bachelor's degree in Education and taught English in a local elementary school. She loves to hike, travel and play with animals. Paula is most excited about helping our little learners to grow in their independence and gaining more knowledge as she pursues her master's degree in English as a Second Language at Kent State University. 

"It is in your hands to make of our world a better one for all" -Nelson Mandela

Image by Tim Mossholder


Lead Toddler Teacher 

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Lead Teacher to join our talented teaching team! Our team is supportive and committed to growth and preserving our passion for teaching!

Outstanding candidates CAN demonstrate:

Problem-solving skills
Organizational skills
Excellent time-management
Ability to multi-task

Gentle Disposition

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