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Our Campus

Our beautifully landscaped campus allows for year round outdoor activity. Your child will be able to observe diverse wildlife and spend hours enjoying our peaceful patio environment.

About Us: About Us

Our Team

About Us: Meet the Team

Janet Wheeler


Janet Wheeler has been an AMI certified teacher since 1991. She started this school to meet the needs of the areas children, offering an authentic Montessori program for children ages 2-Kindergarten.

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Jocelyn Yurina

Lead Teacher/Assistant Director

Jocelyn joined Community Montessori in the summer of 2007. She is an IMC certified teacher . She has worked in Montessori schools for more than two decades.


Helen Herrera

Co-Teacher for the Indoor Environment

Helen is a Phoenix native and mother of two. She began working at Community Montessori School in 2010. Helen has a Bachelors in Education and 12 years total Montessori experience. Her creativity and art background is seen in the inventive and beautiful arts and crafts projects in the classroom.


Jaime Gittner

Assistant Teacher

Jaime started working at Community Montessori in the spring of 2017, but she is not new to the community. Jaime is the mother to two beautiful children who are former students here. She has experience working in a preschool environment and continues to learn more about Montessori philosophy.


Richard Wheeler

Co-Owner, All Around Maintenance Helper Extraordinaire

Mr. Richard does a little bit of everything, from keeping the morning bike riding safe, to fixing materials.

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Dulce Villa

Outside Teacher Assistant

Dulce joined us for the 2020/2021 school year. She is a mother to three. She is a wonderful asset to our school environment. 


Elisa Pena

Assistant Teacher

Ms. Elisa joined our team in the spring of 2022. She took ROP preschool classes in High School and plans to continue pursuing Montessori education in the future. She has implemented Montessori in the home with her own child. 


Caitlin Estrada

Assistant Teacher

Ms. Caitlin joined us in the spring of 2022.

She is currently studying the education field, and has a family background in education.

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