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 grow 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. Here they are in November 2018, only one year later, standing in their bright, beautiful, brand new building with over forty new students and fourteen 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 employees.


Meet Our Team



I was born and raised here in Kansas City and currently reside in the Northland with my 4 year old daughter, Bella, 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, a cat and a fish. 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.


Toddler Teacher | Snapdragon

I am originally from Kansas City, Missouri and I’ve been at Wildflower Montessori since April 2018, but have been in childcare for over 4 years. 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.  


Toddler Teacher | Snapdragon

I am originally from Carmel, California, but have lived in Kansas City for most of my life. I've been working at Wildflower since February 2020 as a toddler teacher. My passion for teaching came from my babysitting experience and having a younger brother. I've always wanted to have children of my own, but for now, I enjoy working in a school environment and helping other children learn and grow. My favorite part about teaching is having a schedule that allows our students to keep a normal routine that encourages a successful and pleasant learning experience. In my time outside of school, I have my own design business creating shirts, stickers and jewelry. This takes up most of my spare time but I enjoy every aspect of it!


Toddler Teacher | Primrose

I’m from Kansas City, Missouri and have been in childcare for four years and for two years I was a lead/directress with my own classroom. My passion for teaching came from helping my mother with my younger siblings. I love seeing my children grow and learn every day. My favorite aspect of the Montessori philosophy we teach at Wildflower is that it helps create a well-rounded child by enhancing their practical life skills as well as preparing them for a more traditional learning environment that they may encounter as a grade schooler.  I’m a mother of two beautiful girls and like to spend a lot of time at the park or visiting fun places all over Kansas City! We enjoy spending quality time with family and friends. 


Toddler Teacher | Primrose

I’m from Kansas City, Missouri and have been in childcare for over ten years. 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. 


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 | Sage

I am originally from Atchison, Kansas...the birthplace of Amelia Earhart! I don't have any younger siblings, but I always loved being around children. After I began babysitting, I discovered my passion for teaching and decided to go to school for Early Childhood Education.  My favorite part about teaching is the hugs I get everyday. I love watching them grow and learn. It's rewarding when I see a student catch on to what I'm teaching them and are able to apply it to the next subject. I love being part of their learning process. Outside of the classroom, I enjoy photography, makeup, painting, drawing, fishing, hunting and being outdoors. I help my fiance work on vehicles and I try to volunteer at my church as often as I can. It puts a smile on my face and strengthens my faith. 


Preschool Teacher | Sage

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 | 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.


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 was born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri. I started at Wildflower in June of 2018. While working at Wildflower Montessori, I am pursuing my Bachelor’s in early childhood education, in order to pursue my career as a teacher. I found my passion for kids through my three young nephews. As I started at Wildflower, I realized that teaching is what I want to do, and this is where I belong. Seeing the kids come into school, excited and ready to learn makes this job fun and makes me excited to come in every day. Outside of the classroom I have a huge passion for animals, especially my dog Lola. I also enjoy listening to music and watching movies.


Assistant Teacher

I grew up in Wellington, Kansas and have been in childcare for over 6 years. 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. 


Assistant Teacher

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. 


Assistant Teacher

I am from St. Louis Missouri and grew up in a family with a lot of younger cousins. I always loved playing “teacher” with them so being a toddler teacher in my adult life, I feel like it’s a childhood dream come true. I have worked at Wildflower since May 2018 and have had the privilege of watching my young students learn, grow and “graduate” to preschool classrooms. It’s rewarding to know that I’m making a significant impact on who they are as a person and I hope to instill the love of learning into each child as they continue their time here are Wildflower and beyond. In my free time I enjoy singing, shopping and watching my friends race motocross! 


Photo Gallery

East Building | Infants and Grade School Classrooms


West Building | Toddler and Preschool Classrooms