Sandra Hagedorn – Director/Teacher
Ms. Sandra has been a Montessori Teacher since 1998, and a Director since 2000. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Mass Communications and an AMI Montessori Primary Diploma. She first started Victoria Montessori School in 2001, in Stockton, CA. Then, in 2006 Victoria Montessori School moved to Spokane, WA, with a Childcare Center licensed for 47 children. In the summer of 2012, Ms. Sandra and her family moved to Bothell, WA. Ms. Sandra first opened a new primary classroom for Woodinville Montessori School, and then became the Director at Absorbent Mind Montessori School in Bellevue, WA. She is now very excited about bringing Victoria Montessori School to Lynnwood, WA, and its surrounding areas. Providing quality Montessori education in a loving environment is not just a career for Ms. Sandra, but her way of life!
Randy Jones – Assistant Director/Teacher
Mr. Randy has been teaching preschool for 7 years. He started teaching at Victoria Montessori School in Spokane in 2006. He then moved to Seattle to take a lead teaching position at the Rainbow School in Issaquah, teaching three and four year-olds in 2009. After teaching at the Rainbow School for three and-a-half years, he is excited to rejoin the VMS family. Mr. Randy has extensive hours of STARS training and also has studied Early Childhood Education at Bellevue College. He is currently in the process of receiving his Montessori Teacher Certification. Mr. Randy believes in the “whole child” approach and creating a nurturing environment, so that each child feels confident and comfortable – it is only then that he can reach his full potential. Mr. Randy also believes that when a child feels comfortable in his environment, this is when he can grow emotionally, socially, physically, and cognitively.