Heather Phillips has been teaching in the Montessori Primary Classroom for over 20 years. She completed her Montessori training at St. Mary’s College, CA. after receiving a BA in Liberal Studies/Psychology. Heather is passionate in her love for the Montessori method and all of the wonder it inspires. She is dedicated to fostering an environment that is safe (physically, emotionally, and intellectually), cooperative, and cultivates intellectual curiosity. Heather deeply believes in the potential of every child, and the children she works with are like an extension of her own family.
Heather and her husband have four beautiful daughters (ages 12, 17, 18, and 21) and have recently added a beautiful black lab named Cooper to their home. They really enjoy watching their youngest daughter play softball, hiking around Central Oregon and just spending time together as a family. When Heather realized that public Montessori was an option for our families here in Bend, she was excited to get involved. She is looking forward to the development of the Desert Sky community and is eager to meet all of you!