Teachers & Staff

A garden requires patient labor and attention. Plants do not grow merely to satisfy ambitions or to fulfill good intentions. They thrive because someone expended effort on them.


Liberty Hyde Bailey


Miss Blair and Miss Sarah have been long time friends and co-workers. Together they have over 25 years of experience in Montessori teaching and early education. With support from family and friends, they decided it was time to venture out and open their own school, Wildflower Montessori, in November 2017. They had full intentions of eventually growing their school over the course of a few years; but to their surprise, only six months later, they were presented with an opportunity to expand into an adjacent building west of their original one. In November 2018, only one year later, they are standing in their bright, beautiful, brand new building with over fifty new students and fifteen new employees who have recently joined the Wildflower Family. They could not be more excited and proud of what they've been able to accomplish in the first year and a half of their journey as business partners. None of this would be possible without the encouragement and support from their families, friends, students and dedicated employees. 


Meet Our Team



I was born and raised here in Kansas City and currently reside in the Northland with my 5 year old daughter, Bella, baby Luca and husband, Ananda. I attended UMKC and have a background in early childhood education and curriculum development. My passion for teaching began in high school when I had the opportunity to work at a summer camp with inner city youth. During my time in college, I began teaching part time at a local Montessori school and fell in love with the philosophies and time I spent with the children. After college, I continued working at that school for 11 years and played many roles such as director, teacher and staff development coordinator, curriculum specialist and parent liaison.

Owning my own school and creating a space for families and their children to feel safe, loved and comfortable was always a dream of mine. In January 2017 our good friends and business partners, Sarah and Ryan Jordan, decided it was time for us all to make that dream come true. Wildflower Montessori is a space for children to grow, laugh, learn and be loved unconditionally. As parents, the hardest choice to make is “who will care for my child while I am at work?” At the end of the day, our hope is that families feel at ease making the decision for Wildflower Montessori to be a part of their lives.


Co-Director and Preschool Teacher | Sunflower

I am a preschool teacher and one of the proud owners of Wildflower Montessori. I am Montessori trained and have been teaching for the past 12 years. During this time, I've worked with children between the ages of one and five. My favorite part about teaching is watching the kids get excited to learn and discover the world around them. To be a part of this is truly magical. My husband, Ryan, and I have two beautiful children together, Grey and Poppy. We also have four dogs and a cat. I look forward to becoming a positive and important part of your family's life. In my free time, I enjoy traveling and spending time with my family and friends, as well as being a tap dance enthusiast. 


Infant Teacher | Daffodil

I was born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri. I started at Wildflower when they opened in November 2017 and have been in childcare for five years prior to that.  I have always been able to bond well with babies and kids. They bring me so much joy and they're love of learning new things is infectious. I love being able to be an important part of your child's development and learning skills. Outside of school, my favorite hobbies are cooking, reading and listening to music.


Infant Teacher | Daffodil

I am originally from Saipan, located in the Northern Marianas Islands. I grew up babysitting my siblings and younger family members.  I love working with kids and babies on a daily basis and watching them grow and learn. Since working at Wildflower, my passion for childcare has become even stronger. My favorite activities are listening to music, swimming and flying kites. 


Infant Teacher | Daffodil

I’ve been working in childcare for the past three years and I’ve been at Wildflower since November.  I worked in the Liberty School District before I became certified NAMC – Montessori. The best part of Montessori is watching the child grow and explore activities that are of interest to them. Being a part of their daily lives is truly a blessing to me. Outside of the classroom I enjoy cooking, reading and spending as much time with my children, grandchildren and friends as possible.


Infant Teacher | Daffodil

I was born in Michigan, then lived in New York, St. Louis and have been in Kansas City since 2017. I began working at Wildflower in September 2019 and plan on obtaining a degree in early education. Working in child care now, is a great way for me to get work experience but more importantly, I love building relationships with the families of the babies I care for on a daily basis. When I'm not snuggling babies, I love to go on runs, take my dog to the dog park and hang out with my friends.


Toddler Teacher | Snapdragon

I grew up in Wellington, Kansas and have been in childcare since 2014. I've always enjoyed working with kids and decided to go into Early Childhood Education to further my passion of teaching. My favorite aspect of the Montessori curriculum is that it's a different approach to learning and it's rewarding to see a child develop a sense of independence and a true love of learning. Outside of Wildflower, I like to watch movies, hang out with my friends and attend concerts. 


Toddler Teacher | Primrose

I’m from Kansas City, Missouri and have been in childcare since 2010. My passion for teaching came from my mother who is a special education teacher and sign language interpreter. I know some fundamental sign language that I try and implement in the classroom. The main reason I became an educator is to have the ability to make a direct impact on their future. I love providing encouragement and guidance throughout a child's school day and beyond. Outside of the classroom, I enjoy shopping, eating and spending time with family and friends. 


Toddler Teacher | Primrose

I’m originally from Grain Valley, but was raised in Blue Springs, MO. I have nearly two years volunteering and working at licensed childcare facilities, with an additional two years of babysitting and caregiving prior to working in a school setting. I began teaching at Wildflower in early February 2021 and love being part of this team! I've always had a love of learning so helping others understand new things is satisfying. I have an enormous amount of respect for those who have helped me become who I am today, so I enjoy knowing that I'm guiding my students towards a successful and enjoyable school experience. The Montessori method is amazing and I enjoy helping the children concur activities that they were initially challenged by. It allows us to see their progress and build confidence in themselves. When I'm not teaching, I enjoy spending time with my boyfriend, painting and being outside! I used to be part of a step group, so I also love to dance!


Preschool Teacher | Sunflower

I am from Banning, California and have been in Missouri since I began college in 2014. I still enjoy flying back home to see my family every once in a while. Maybe one day I will move back, but I am going to enjoy this time in my life living in another state. I began working at Wildflower in March 2020. I have been working with children since high school in summer programs, sports programs and after school programs. My passion for teaching came from my mother who has been a teacher for over 30 years and has seen the joys and challenges of working in education. I decided to go into education because this is where I feel my purpose lies. I have a BA in Psychology that I received from Cottey College, in good 'ol Nevada, Missouri; not to be confused with the state of Nevada. My first job after college was at a children's behavioral center, which allowed me to be formerly trained in Emergency Safety Intervention (ESI). My favorite part about teaching is being able to be included in the growth process of a child. There are so many things they want to knowand I am always willing to give them my best answer. Outside of the classroom, I enjoy playing the piano, softball and basketball. I love going on walks, finding treasures in thrift stores and consignment shops, painting my nails, flipping houses with my best friend and booking new and fun foods. 


Preschool Teacher | Lily

I'm from Kansas City, Missouri and have been working at Wildflower since December 2018. As the oldest grandchild, I always helped take care of my cousins. My passion for working with younger kids was a natural, God given gift, that eventually turned into a career for me in childcare. I have a college education is Child Development and have been working with children for over eleven years. I love to see their excitement when they learn something new. When I'm not in the classroom, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, reading, and serving in my church and community.


Preschool Teacher | Lily

I am from Kansas City, Missouri and have been working at Wildflower since early August 2020. I've been in childcare for the last two years and enjoy working with children of all ages. It comes naturally to me and I love being the reason that so many children love learning. I plan on going back to school to get my CDA and then social work/childhood studies. My favorite part about teaching is getting to see each child grow in their own way and getting to know each little personality. Outside of Wildflower, I am a cheer coach for K-2nd graders. I also love playing with my dog and cooking yummy food!


Preschool Teacher | Sage

I was born in Virginia Beach, Virginia but moved back and forth to Missouri while my dad was in the Navy. I started working at Wildflower in late February, early March 2020. I have always loved young kids and I enjoy teaching and helping others. I was editor in chief of my high school yearbook which is where I realized that leading and teaching was something I enjoyed doing. I'll be attending Rockhurst University to study elementary education. I really enjoy witnessing the process of a student trying to master a skill they initially had trouble understanding. It builds confidence and independence. Outside of the classroom, I enjoy painting, photography, interior design and doing anything creative. 


Grade School Teacher | Lavendar

I am beyond excited to be part of the Wildflower family! Being the oldest of five, my passion for education started young and has only gotten stronger. I have been teaching Montessori in Kansas City for the past five years and I absolutely love what I do. I went to college planning to obtain a traditional teaching degree and was then introduced to the Montessori philosophy. My sister is special needs and the concept of "follow the child" always made so much sense to me. I like the independence and complete love-of-learning the Montessori curriculum instills so I decided to get both degrees.  I attended Xavier University in Cincinnati and received both a traditional teaching degree preschool - 3rd grade; as well as a Montessori accreditation for 2.5 - 6 year olds through AMS - American Montessori Society. The modified Montessori approach here at Wildflower has allowed me to take everything I have learned from numerous early childhood philosophers to teach to each specific child's individual needs. I am also a 200 hour accredited yoga teacher and love to teach yoga both in and outside of the classroom. I currently teach a weekly kids yoga class at the YMCA in Prairie Village as well as adult classes at Core Power Yoga on the Plaza. If I'm not with children or teaching yoga, you can usually find me playing with my adorable dog, Sadie, or spending time with my wonderful new husband. I also love to read, play piano and sing!


Assistant Teacher

I am originally from Kansas City, Missouri and I’ve been at Wildflower Montessori since April 2018, but have been in childcare since 2016. Miss Blair, our director, was my co-teacher at a different school and continues to inspire me to put my whole heart into teaching. She is a true example of what it means to be a leader in the classroom and as a business owner.  I am Montessori certified and strive for each family to trust me in guiding their child through toddlerhood with a strong sense of self-awareness, self-confidence and self-motivation. When I’m not in the classroom, I love playing disc golf, going to concerts and visiting local breweries.  


Assistant Teacher

I was born in Carmel, California but have lived in Kansas City most of my life. I've worked at Wildflower since February 2020 but have been babysitting for a couple years prior and I have an younger brother I help take care of. I have always wanted to be a mom when I get older. For now I love to watch and care for young kids. Along with having real life experience in the classroom and babysitting, I have also completed a child growth and development class. I enjoy helping children learn and grow and being part of their school family. Outside of Wildflower, I own my own business designing and creating custom stickers, jewelry and clothing.


Photo Gallery

East Building | Infants and Grade School Classrooms


West Building | Toddler and Preschool Classrooms