Meet Our Staff




Kim Schmuecker

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Title: Director


Building Phone Number: 425-1540

Length of Time at Montessori: Owner / Director 1997 to present

Education: Bachelor of Science in Education, Arkansas State University Jonesboro

Interests: Family; Preschool Education; Aerobics; Weight Training
Nicole Bain
Teacher: Purple class
Building number: 870-425-0882

Time at Montessori: June 2015

Education: High School Diploma

Hobbies: Teaching
Patricia Morgan

Blue Class

Building Number: 870-425-0882

Length of time at Montessori: October of 2006 to present

Education: Graduated from Corona Christian High School in Corona, California and 2 years at ASUMH

Interest: I enjoy spending time with my Family, weather it be going fishing ,camping, nature walks, playing cards or board games and cheering my oldest on at her volleyball games.

Vicky Wolf

Teacher: Gold Class

Building Phone Number: (870) 425-1540

Length of Time at Montessori: 1987 to present

Education: Norfork High School

Interests: Gardening, basketball, softball, and volleyball

Dorothy Stephens
dorothy.jpgTeacher: White class

Classroom: Toddler Room

Ages: 18 months - 2 1/2 years

Building Phone Number: (870) 425-0882

Length of Time at Montessori: April 2006 to present

Education: NACC 2 years. Sir Francis Drake High School, San Anseleo, California.

Interests: Gardening, reading, and walking.

Teresa Poush
Teacher: Red Class
Time at Montessori: 2007 to present
Education: Graduate of Cardinal High School Eldon Iowa
Hobbies: Riding Horses, watching my kids in sports, spending time with my family.

Amanda Hafer
Teacher: Gold ClassAmanda.jpg
Time at Montessori: 2006 to present
Education: ASUMH, ATT degree 

Hobbies: Cooking, playing with my son, crocheting & reading                                      

Haley Burgess
Teacher: Children's House
Time at Montessori: December 2016 to Present
Education: Attending ASUMH for Early childhood education
Hobbies: Babysitting, running, hiking/exploring outdoors, spending time with family & friends & playing with my cant & dog
Marli DavisMarli.jpg
Teacher: Red Class
Time at Montessori: October 2017 to Present
Education: High school Graduate of Yellville /summit
Hobbies: Crafts, spending time with family
Lauren Thornwall         Lauren.jpg                           
Teacher: Purple Class
Time at Montessori: August 2018 to Present
Education: Biblical & missions 2 year diploma and i have been involved in the childcare profession for over 5 years and took introduction to childcare classes in Wisconsin
Hobbies: I love to sing and act, be outdoors, go on long walks, leading worship at church and spending time with my husband and son


 Samantha Robinson   Sammie.jpg                                 
Teacher: Pink Class
Time at Montessori: June 2018 to Present
Education: Some College. I studied Early Childhood Education
Hobbies: spending time with my husband and son going on trips, seeing new places and spoiling my nieces and nephews

Grace Calderwood           grace.jpg                         
Teacher: White Class
Time at Montessori: August 2018 to Present
Education: Pursuing Business Operation 
Hobbies: Reading, Hiking, Swimming and organizing


Michelle Rosales Michelle.jpg                                  
Teacher: Blue Class
Time at Montessori: July 2018 to Present
Education: graduated with a bachelor's degree in special education from the InterAmerican University of Puerto Rico 
Hobbies: Dancing, writing , reading and yoga


Samantha Smith    Sam.jpg                                
Teacher: Aqua/Green Group
Time at Montessori: 2011 to present
Education: High School diploma Mountain Home High School
Hobbies: I love teaching, reading, hiking, pressing flowers and hanging out with my friends and family.

Hannah Slusser   hannah.jpg  
Teacher: White Class Teacher
Time at Montessori: May 2017 to present
Education: 2017 Mountain Home High School Career Academies Graduate. Currently attending ASUMH for Physical Therapy Assistant
Hobbies: Camping, Swimming, Hiking, Canoeing/Kayaking, Anything Crafty, Babysitting and Spending Time with Family.

Sarah Baker  sara.jpeg  
Teacher: White Class Teacher
Time at Montessori: August 2017 - present
Education: Pursuing a Bachelors of Science of Special Education K-12
Hobbies: Ragball, playing with my dog Lina, and spending time with family