Great River Montessori is a growing partnership between children, school, community, and nature. GRM embraces Montessori principles, developing the child’s full potential and the life-long love of learning.
Elementary 1 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!