Jodie moved to Bend from Perth, Western Australia in 2016. She received her Montessori certification in 1994 and has been a Montessori educator for 25 years. Jodie worked as both a Head teacher and an Administrator for 5 years at her previous school in Australia. She was a representative on her previous school board for 8 years and has an Educational Leadership qualification. She participated in an IEP team and believes in inclusion of children in the Montessori classroom.
Jodie is passionate about Montessori being available to all children at a tuition free charter school, and that is why she joined Desert Sky Montessori as Head of School in 2017. Jodie fosters a welcoming culture at Desert Sky Montessori and is very proud of the development and growth that has happened in the first two years.
Jodie enjoys observing wildlife and exploring our beautiful Oregon forests. She has two teenage children that make her very proud to be a mom.