Jodie moved to Bend from Perth, Western Australia in 2016. She received her Montessori certification in 1994 and has been a Montessori educator for 24 years. Jodie has been working as both a Head teacher and an administrator for the past 5 years. She has been a representative on her previous school board for 8 years and has an Educational Leadership qualification. Jodie is passionate about Montessori being available to all children and is very excited about publicly accessible Montessori education in Central Oregon. She has participated in an IEP team and believes in inclusion of children in the Montessori classroom. Jodie, her husband, and two children feel very fortunate to have moved to such an incredibly friendly and welcoming community. Jodie plans to foster that welcoming culture at Desert Sky Montessori as Head of School. Jodie and her family also enjoy observing wildlife and exploring our beautiful Oregon forests.