Country Hill Montessori, Inc.

Printed on: 8/25/2019

Our Staff

Country Hill Montessori Staff

Lis and Tanya

Country Hill Montessori has been the preschool "up on the hill" for over thirty years. For over twenty of those years it has been owned and operated by Ms. Lis. Lis has always been passionate about providing a
loving, nurturing, educational environment for children. Country Hill Montessori reflects this passion very much.
Seven years ago, Lis' niece, Tanya, came to join her at the school. Tanya has her Montessori credentials for toddlers through Kindergarten as well as lower elementary classes, first through third grades. She began her experience in the downstairs classroom working with younger children and eventually worked her way to teaching the Kindergarten / First Grade class and managing the school.
Teaching is not something Lis and Tanya learned, it's something they believe in. They came from a family of teaching professionals dating back generations. One could almost say teaching is in their blood. Lis and Tanya are both very passionate about working with children and teaching through the Montessori philosophy.
Along with their dedicated staff, Lis and Tanya work very hard to provide the best environment possible for the children. They take great pride in the fact that Country Hill Montessori's graduates don't just adjust to their new schools, but excel. In fact, a majority of their students enter GATE and other advanced programs

Country Hill Montessori is comprised of the most incredible staff!

Ms. Raisa

Ms. Raisa

Ms. Raisa runs the Toddler Program. She has been with Country Hill Montessori for over 16 years.

Ms. Vera and Ms. Elizabeth

Ms. VeraMs. Elizabeth

Ms. Vera and Ms. Elizabeth co-teach in the Upstairs class, sharing circle time responsibilities for children four through six years of age.

Ms. Kathleen and Ms. Galina

Ms. Kathleen Ms. Galina

Ms. Kathleen and Ms. Galina co-teach in the Downstairs class, sharing circle time responsibilities for children three and four years of age.

Ms. Katya

Ms. Katya

Ms. Katya is assistant teacher in the Downstairs class and is currently training to conduct circle as well.

Ms. Alina

Ms. Alina

Ms. Alina has been with us since April 2010.  Ms. Alina works (and plays!) in the afternoon, subs in classrooms as needed and is responsible for closing the school.

Ms. Karla
Citrus Heights Campus
(picture coming soon!) 
Ms. Mariam
Citrus Heights Campus
(picture coming soon!)

All of the teachers are extremely loving and nurturing and do their best to provide a happy, loving environment for the children.

We have been enough to find two extremely wonderful teachers for the Fair Oaks Campus, opening January 18th. Ms. Karla comes to us with several years' experience in a Montessori classroom. She has her ECE units, CPR/First Aide and is in process of taking her final classes for her Montessori Teaching Credential.  Ms. Miriam will be co-teaching with Ms. Karla. Ms. Miriam is the sister of Ms. Galina and Ms. Katya. We are sure Ms. Mariam will bring the same love, compassion and skill to the classroom that her sisters have been showing over the past few years.

All of the teachers are extremely loving and nurturing and do their best to provide a happy, loving environment for the children. Lis and Tanya consider themselves extremely fortunate to be able to work with such a great group of women.