About us

Miss Meredith - Owner/Director

Miss Meredith started working at Spokane Montessori as an assistant in 1995 while attending high school.  Even as a teenager she was amazed at the ability and interest that children had where learning was concerned.  Four year olds were adding, reading and focused intensely on academic activities.  She was in awe of the desire that children had to develop skills that seemed far beyond their years and a love of learning that could last them a lifetime! She completed her Montessori Institute of America teacher training in 1997 and graduated from Whitworth College in 2002 with a Bachelor of Arts in Literature.  Since then she has worked at Spokane Montessori as a Lead Teacher, Program Supervisor and Director only to purchase the school in September 2011.  In 2014 she completed her Child Development Associate Credential and in 2016 she completed her Master of Education with a Montessori emphasis through William Howard Taft University.  Later in 2016, she completed her children’s yoga teacher certificate and continues to enjoy bringing her passion for the process to her school community through movement.  She is the mother of an 8th grader who attends Spokane Public Montessori School and a 9th grader who attends North Central High School.  She spends her spare minutes reading, walking, practicing yoga, spending time with friends, enjoying the beautiful city we live in and traveling with her family.

Miss Teresa - Lead Teacher

Miss Teresa came to Spokane Montessori School in 2006 and enjoys it very much.  She received her Montessori certification from the National Center for Montessori Education in 2003. She enjoys reading, dancing and learning new things!

Peggy Caprye - Assistant Teacher

Peggy Caprye has been involved with Spokane Montessori School North since 1990.  Hope Caprye Boos, her mother-in-law,  started and owned the school for many years and was a pioneer in Montessori preschool education in Spokane.  Peggy and her husband acquired the school from Hope in 1999 and operated it until 2011.  She is now working at the school as a volunteer and  enjoys watching her grandchildren develop with the influence of the teachings of Maria Montessori.

Ms Jan - Program Supervisor

Ms Jan started working at Spokane Montessori in 2001 while her daughter was a student.  She took the Montessori teacher training and began her second career.  Her first career was in the interior landscaping business after receiving a BS degree in Horticulture.  Mother of three, she enjoys caring for her cats & dog, plants, gardening, sewing, family get- togethers and being a grandmama.  In 2014 she completed her Child Develpment Associate Credential.

Elizabeth White - Curriculum Writer and Assistant

Elizabeth White is the Program Supervisor at Spokane Montessori.   She holds her Montessori certificate from Montessori Institute of America an AA from SFCC, has studied at EWU and was a former instructor for Montessori Teacher Preparation of Washington.  Elizabeth has served Spokane Montessori since 1985 as a Lead Teacher, Director and is currently the  Program Supervisor.  She is a published author and enjoys writing and researching.

Hannah Rigney - Montessori Teacher

Miss Hannah began working at Spokane Montessori in 2015. She has always loved being around children and watching their excitement as they discover the world around them. She has completed her Montessori teacher training and is pursuing her AA degree from Spokane Community College. In her spare time she enjoys walking her dogs, spending time with friends and family, and practicing yoga.  

Shelby Nelson - Montessori Teacher

Miss Shelby started volunteering at Spokane Montessori in April of 2015 for Early Childhood Education courses she was taking at SFCC. She then became an employee in August of the same year. Since then, she has finished her associates degree in Early Childhood Education, a Montessori training through NAMC, and is currently working towards another associates degree in Business Management. Her ultimate goal is to own her own Montessori preschool one day and is taking many steps to achieve that goal. She enjoys snowboarding, fishing, watching movies, traveling, and spending time with her family any time she can.