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Meet the Team

Our faculty members are dedicated professionals who are highly qualified. We work at MPI because of our heart-felt passion for young children, and because of our shared vision in what a top-quality program should look like. We are idealists who  always want to improve our practices; our most valued rewards come from the awareness that we have contributed positively to the child's life to the best of our capacity. All faculty members at MPI have college education and above. It takes a community to raise a child. We are excited about working and growing with children and families at MPI!

    Ms. Joyce - Substitute Teacher

  • M.A. in Communications, University of Montana

  • Early Childhood Montessori Assistant Certificate

  • 25 years of experience as an Early Childhood Developmental Specialist

  • Expertise in early childhood development, parent training, curriculum development and intervention strategies for infants and children

  • Provided training to parents, therapy technicians, teachers’ assistants, and community agencies, including an 2-week early childhood training modules to orphanage care givers from all over China

  • Co-founded and coordinated a nationally certified and recognized non-profit therapeutic riding program serving individuals with disabilities, elderly, youth-at-risk and families in crisis

  • Resides in Missoula with her doting husband of more than 50 years who still cooks for her and serves her wine at the end of the day

  • A beloved wife, sister, mother, aunt, and grandmother who is a highly valued source of love and support for all family members

  • A lifelong learner!

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