Elementary 1 & 2 Teacher
Ms. Sam graduated from Holmen High School and went on to get her bachelor's degree in k-6 education with a social studies emphasis at Winona State University. After graduating, Ms. Sam started working at a Montessori charter school in Minnesota. Throughout those six years of teaching, she earned her Montessori certification through The Center for Guided Montessori Studies. After Montessori training, she obtained her master's degree in Montessori Education at St. Catherine University. Ms. Sam enjoys being outdoors and cuddling with her cats and dog: Louie, LeRoy, Gilbert, and Mowgli.
Children's House Teacher
Ms. Q grew up in Holmen, WI and after graduating she attended the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse where she earned a bachelor's degree in early/middle childhood education. Ms. Q worked at a Montessori charter school in Wisconsin for six years. During those six years of teaching she completed her Montessori training and has enjoyed being a lead Children's House teacher. Ms. Q loves spending her time enjoying the river, gardening, and caring for her furry and feathered friends!
Ms. Ericka is currently attending Winona State University and majoring in elementary education. She graduated from Holmen High School in 2019. In her spare time she enjoys playing tennis and working out at the YMCA. She also has a 1-year-old black lab Kloie who she loves to play with. She is excited to work with all the kids this at GRM.
Ms. Brittany is very excited to be working at Great River Montessori with the kiddos! She is currently studying education at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, will be graduating in spring of 2021 and has previous Montessori experience. Ms. Brittany enjoys the outdoors, hanging out with her dog all the time, and loves being able to spend time with her family!
Ms. Colby graduated from Aquinas High School in 2019. She will be working on her degree in Early Childhood Education at Minnesota State College Southeast She also loves spending time outside, reading, and taking her two Springer Spaniels, Gunnar and Scout, to the dog park.