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Administration

Lori Bossy - Head of School

Lori Bossy has been the Head of School of Montessori Visions Academy since its onset in 1999. She holds a Master’s Degree in Education, a Nevada State Teaching license for K-8, and Montessori Primary, Lower & Upper Elementary Certification. Ms. Bossy has taught in elementary education for over 20 years, served as an adjunct staff at UNLV teaching education majors, and periodically teaches about Montessori education at private colleges in Las Vegas. Ms. Bossy has four daughters and is involved in youth sports and community service.

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Nicole Bossy-Meadows - Assistant Administrator, Primary Coordinator

Mrs. Meadows has been an active member of Montessori Visions Academy since 1999 and is Montessori Primary certified.  She has been competitive in gymnastics and enjoys sharing her skills in both Montessori and gymnastics. She has enjoyed working with children for many years and is happy to have her sons, Bentley and Marley, attend MVA with her. 

Linda Khalil - Curriculum Coordinator

Linda Khalil is a Montessori Certified Primary through Upper Elementary (2 1/2 - 12 years) teacher. She has been with MVA since 2000. She is also a Certified Teacher Trainer and has spoken to various groups in the community about Montessori Education. She taught Sunday School (ages 9-12) and art at a private Christian school. Linda has three children and 4 grandchildren.. She is a Certified Reiki Practitioner and enjoys painting, reading and walking in the desert. 

Lisa Knutsen - Assistant Administrator, Adolescent Community Coordinator

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.

Angela Harelik - Office Manager - Warm Springs

Mrs. Harelik graduated from the UNLV School Of Social Work with a Bachelors degree in Social Work (BSW). She also holds an Associates degree in Psychology from Community College of Southern Nevada and is a Certified Yoga Instructor. As a parent, Angela has been an active member of the Montessori Visions Community since 2011 when she enrolled her son. She has served on MVA's non-profit Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) Board of Directors since 2013. She believes in and lives by the Montessori method and is thrilled to learn more as a member of the MVA staff. In her spare time, Angela enjoys doing yoga especially with her son, hiking, camping, scrapbooking, and date nights with her husband.

Gemma Locke - Office Manager - Sunset

Mrs. Locke has six years of experience in private education and holds a degree in Business Administration from Heald College. Her volunteer work includes supporting efforts to increase childhood literacy through Spread the Word Nevada, as well as teaching children fire safety and coping skills with the American Red Cross. In her spare time she enjoys cooking for her family and friends and playing with her two dogs. 

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