Administration

Gretchen Graves

Head of School

“The fact is that given the challenges we face, education doesn't need to be reformed – it needs to be transformed. The key to this transformation is not to standardize education, but to personalize it, to build achievement on discovering the individual talents of each child, to put students in an environment where they want to learn and where they can naturally discover their true passions.”
-Sir Ken Robinson

Mariah Miller

Assistant Head of School​and Monarch Teacher

Education is not the filling of a bucket, but the lighting of a fire.
-WB Yeats


Tanya Arce

Office Manager


Rece Nester

Development Director






Faculty and Staff

Toby Garlitz

NIDO

Play is enough. Play is enough. Play is enough. This should be our educational mantra for the first 5 years.

Gretchen Graves

Bee Hive

Play is enough. Play is enough. Play is enough. This should be our educational mantra for the first 5 years.

Christi Proctor

Hummingbird Room

Children learn as they play. Most importantly, in play children learn how tolearn.
~O. Fred Donaldson

Senora Casto

Senora Castro


Mariah Miller

Monarch Room

Education is not the filling of a bucket, but the lighting of a fire.
-WB Yeats

Melanie Johnson

Galaxy Classroom

It is absolutely vital that we give students all that we can, all they need, because it will be them carrying on this risky, exciting little adventure.

Faculty and Staff Assistants

Jeannie Zopp

NIDO Assistant






Keri Troyer

Galaxy Assistant


Michele Brooks

NIDO Assistant

When a flower doesn't bloom, you fix the environment in which it grows, not the flower.
- Alexander Den Heijer

Caroline Jones

Bee Hive Assistant
Dance Teacher


Ella Essig Betty

NIDO Assistant






Caroline Buttrill Smith

Art Teacher


Theresa Massey

Monarch Assistant