STAFF​

Elementary

Griselda Aguirre

Mrs. Aguirre was born and raised in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. She has been teaching for more than fifteen years. She has been married for 19 years and has three children. She loves to work with kids and treats them as her own.  She has a passion for teaching and loves to teach in the Montessori method. She is bilingual, speaking Spanish and English fluently.  In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and broadening her musical talents.

Melanie Browning

Mrs. Browning grew up in a very small town in southeast Ohio.  She attended the University of Rio Grande and graduated with a Bachelor's in Elementary Education.  She has taught grades 2-8 including special education for 17 years.  Mrs. Browning has two amazing children.  Her daughter, Jhediah, is 24 years old and lives in Ohio.  Her son, Trae, is 23 and moved to Las Vegas last fall.  She has lived in Las Vegas since 2013 and looks forward to many more years here.  Her hobbies include reading, listening to music, and camping.

Lynne Clamage

Ms. Clamage moved to Las Vegas to be closer to family. She is a Montessori-trained and experienced elementary teacher. Over the last 30 years, she has been a Montessori director, co-director, trainer, and teacher. She has earned 3 Master's degrees including a degree and post-graduate work in education. She enjoys proof reading, word games, puzzles, walking, and exercise.

Danielle Jeys

Ms. Jeys is currently enrolled at Nevada State College. She graduated from Mountain View Christian school and is working on getting her Elementary Education B.A. with a concentration in Special Education. She has been a nanny for many families for the past 2 years. She loves doing crafts in her spare time and volunteers her time in the children’s ministry at her church.

Lisa Knutsen

Ms. Knutsen is a certified Montessori Primary, Lower and Upper Elementary teacher. She has also a certified Montessori Middle School and High School teacher. She has taught American Sign Language as an additional language in our Adolecent Community and continues to work on developing curriculum for the upper level classes. She enjoys volunteering in her church and throughout the community. She recently returned from a mission trip to Australia and has previously served in countries including Thailand, China, Hong Kong, Mexico, and Macau.

Francis Sowers

Mrs. Sowers has been teaching in Montessori education for over 10 years and has taught ages 3 to high school. Francis has a Bachelors degree in Family Science and Human Development as well as a Masters Degree.   She is certified in Brain Balance, Simply Music emphasizing composing music, Thinking Maps, Write from the Beginning and nutrition.  Because of her background and beliefs in a holistic approach, she is excited to support the development of the whole person in a Montessori environment.  Francis is happy to have her 2 sons spend their days at Montessori Visions Academy with her. 

Regina Villegas

Regina has been dedicated to learning and teaching since she could remember. She specializes in working with children with disabilities and previously worked as a behavioral therapist for children with autism before finding a passion for the Montessori philosophy. Her greatest love, however, is her pug, Gordo, whom she spends all her free time with.     

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