Lindsay Knutson – Head of School
Ms. Lindsay received her BA in Human Communication from ASU in 2001. From there she joined the environmental and human rights movements working as a community organizer and leader for The Fund for Public Interest Research. For this organization she fundraised and built membership for the Sierra Club, Human Rights Campaign and opened a canvas office for Green Peace. Upon moving to California Ms. Lindsay began Working for California Peace Action, a nuclear non-proliferation lobby. In 2005 she graduated from MTCM with her AMI primary Montessori certification. She worked for a year before heading off to participate in graduate studies at Loyola College. Since, she has worked in various capacities at Montessori’s both in the USA and abroad. Ms. Lindsay enjoys Mother Nature, biking, sports crafts, reading personal growth. She currently sits on the All City Advisory Council for ECFE and coaches 7/8 girls’ soccer each fall at St. Paul Academy and Summit School.
Helen Bajema – Lead Guide
I am excited and privileged to be the Guide for your children, and look forward to building relationships with them, and yourselves.
Although born in England, and raised between there and Northern Ireland, I have spent all of my adult life in Scotland, until moving to the USA in 2006. I have a daughter (Joni) and Grand daughter ( Erin) still in Glasgow.
In my previous life, or that’s how it feels, I was a counselor, which in some ways is the polar opposite of working with the children – who are so on the threshold of their life. I believe that The Montessori Method is really the greatest start in life that a child can have, and that Dr Montessori’s voice can be still be heard today, through the materials and their interaction with the child, as the child interacts with them.
I am passionate about health, and eat an organic diet; love making Montessori materials; spending time with friends; going for walks and watching movies with my husband.
Credentials: Primary Diploma, Montessori Training Center of Minnesota, Association Montessori International.
Barbara Carlson – Morning Assistant Teacher
Amanda Wooden – Morning Aide
Rachel Becquer – Afternoon Assistant Teacher
Heidi Van Schooten – Business Manager
Credentials: Bethel University, BA, Cultural Studies; University of MN, BA, Studio Arts; University of St. Catherine’s, MA, Education.
Mr. Mike – Custodian