Our Staff

Kristin Sidwell

Administrative Director

After years of working for and leading nonprofit organizations, Kristin discovered Montessori as a parent when she enrolled her two children, Max and Sophie, at Children’s House. Full Bio

Jackie Grannis-Phoenix

Children’s House Head Teacher and Primary Lead Teacher, Blue Door Classroom

Jackie Grannis-Phoenix began teaching at the Children’s House in 1996. Full Bio

Zoe Foster

Primary Lead Teacher, Orange Door


Darci Grotton

Elementary Co-Teacher, Jade Door Classroom

Darci Grotton is in her sixth year co-teaching in the Elementary classroom at the Children’s House. Full Bio

Kathryn Hall Dermott

Elementary Co-Teacher, Jade Door Classroom

Katy’s introduction to Montessori came when she was hired as an Elementary Assistant at Children’s House in 2002. Full Bio

Marney Holmes

Primary Assistant Teacher, Blue Door Classroom

Marney has been part of the Children’s House community since her son started as a toddler here 10 years ago. Full Bio

Jenny York

Primary Assistant Teacher, Orange Door

Jenny is in her sixth year as an assistant primary teacher at Children’s House. Full Bio