Administrative Team

Ms. Valerie Whitehead
Ms. Valerie Whitehead
Co-Founder, Director of Education, Early Childhood Lead Teacher
Ms. Valerie describes herself as a "passionate lifelong Montessorian." The decision to embark on her Montessori journey was made more
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Ms. Melissa Farnsworth
Ms. Melissa Farnsworth
Co-Founder, Administrative Director, Early Childhood Assistant Teacher
A former Montessori student, I graduated high school in Bigfork, MT, then instantly jumped on the opportunity to live in
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Ms. Kelley Hartman
Ms. Kelley Hartman
Office Manager
Kelley happened to stumble upon Grasslands Montessori Academy when looking for a safe part-time preschool for her child with multiple
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Early Childhood Team

Ms. Cat Heidt
Early Childhood Assistant Teacher
Hello parents! My name is Catty Heidt, I was raised in Washington State, and moved home to Nodak to be
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Ms. Valerie Whitehead
Ms. Valerie Whitehead
Co-Founder, Director of Education, Early Childhood Lead Teacher
Ms. Valerie describes herself as a "passionate lifelong Montessorian." The decision to embark on her Montessori journey was made more
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Ms. Melissa Farnsworth
Ms. Melissa Farnsworth
Co-Founder, Administrative Director, Early Childhood Assistant Teacher
A former Montessori student, I graduated high school in Bigfork, MT, then instantly jumped on the opportunity to live in
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Toddler Team

Ms Alyssa Stern
Ms Alyssa Stern
Toddler Lead Teacher
Growing up I was always around children as I lifeguarded, babysat, worked in a childcare center and coached several sports.
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Extended Care Team

Ms. Cat Heidt
Early Childhood Assistant Teacher
Hello parents! My name is Catty Heidt, I was raised in Washington State, and moved home to Nodak to be
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