Teachers & Staff

ABOUT US

Miss Blair and Miss Sarah have been long time friends and co-workers. Together they have nearly 30 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,  located at 6108 NW 63rd Terrace in Kansas City, Missouri, which opened 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, just west of their original one. In November 2018, they added two toddler classrooms and three preschool classrooms which now allows for them to offer infant through grade school programs for over 120 students.

 

They are proud of what they've been able to accomplish during their journey as business partners and excited to see what the future holds. None of this would be possible without the encouragement and support from their families, friends, students and dedicated staff.

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Miss Sherrie

MISS SHERRIE

Director | Wildflower East

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.

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MISS BLAIR

Co-Owner and Director

I was born and raised here in Kansas City and currently reside in the Northland with my 7 year old daughter, Bella, 2 year old son, Luca, and my 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.

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Miss Sarah

MISS SARAH

Co-Owner and Preschool Teacher | Sunflower | Wildflower West

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. 

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Miss Keolani

MISS KEOLONI

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. 

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Miss Kim

MISS KIM

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.

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Miss Summar

MISS SUMMAR

Preschool Teacher | Sage

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. 

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MISS KRISTIN

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. 

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MISS CECILIA

Grade School | Lavendar

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. 

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MISS STACEY

Preschool Teacher | Sage

I was born in North Carolina, but was raised in Kansas City, Kansas. I went to Park University for 3 years for elementary education, but took a break when I had my son, who is now a student here at Wildflower! I’ve been working with children since I was 18 years old, and spent eight years working with children ages 2.5 years old through 6th grade. I began working at a summer before/after school camp, then became a K-6th Grade Title 1 Aide. I most recently taught preschool and pre-k for four years. My passion for teaching stems from my fond memories I have when I was a young student. I loved going to school, and would come home and pretend to play school. Many of my teachers made learning fun for me, and I’d love to be able to make the same positive impact and  inspiration for my students. My favorite aspect of teaching, especially the Montessori method, is the satisfaction I see when a student successfully completes a new or challenging activity. I enjoy guiding them to take initiative and responsibility for their education and then watching their hard work pay off. It increases their confidence and, in turn, sparks a passion for learning. I always try to incorporate arts and crafts into my lessons, which brings a fun and colorful element to the classroom. When I’m not teaching, I run my own small business making and selling crafts. I love baking and making new things. I also love being a mom!

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MR. ADAM

Meal Prep Extraordinaire and 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.  

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MISS SAM

Preschool Teacher | Lily

I am originally from Las Vegas, Nevada and have been with Wildflower Montessori since January 2021, but have been in childcare since 2016. My love for early education was sparked in highschool where I was involved in the child development and preschool program. The ability to have a positive impact on a child's life means the world to me and I enjoy being part of that journey. Outside of the classroom, I am a makeup artist and I enjoy singing, dancing and creating!

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MISS NATALIE

Preschool Teacher | Lily

I am from Kansas City, Kansas but have spent most of my life in Missouri. I began teaching at Wildflower in June 2021 after volunteering at an elementary school for a couple years and babysitting for over five years. I have always been passionate about helping people, and I wanted to go into education because I find the way that kids' minds work to be incredible. I want to expand my knowledge of early education, so this is the perfect way to get started on that path. I love the freedom that the kids are allowed in Montessori environment and the sense of community taht is built within the classroom and entire school. When I'm not at school, my favorite things to do are read, paint, draw and spend time with my family. 

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MISS REILLEE

Assistant Teacher | Grade School, Preschool and Infant

I grew up in Kansas City, Missouri and have been at Wildflower since September 2021, but I have been in childcare since 2016. Watching children learn is exciting and rewarding. In the Montessori classroom, I enjoy the aspect of being able to spend more one-on-one time with each child which allows me to get to know them better as a person and as a student. Some of the activities I enjoy outside of school is reading, walking my dog and watching funny shows with my sister.

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MISS JULES

Preschool Teacher | Sunflower

I was born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri and I have been a part of Wildflower since March of 2022. Before, I worked for Liberty Public Schools where I was the Site Manager for the before/after-school program. I have worked with children for several years through babysitting, after-school programs and volunteering. I plan to return to school soon first for Early Childhood Education then Forestry/Wildlife Conservation. My passion has always lied with educating children and caring for the earth. Investing in our children and teaching them the skills they need to be successful - socially, emotionally, and physically is so important! I also believe providing them with the knowledge of how to care for and interact with the earth around them will allow them to lead independent, happy, and healthy lives. Outside of the classroom I like to do a little bit of everything! I plan to one day have a self-sufficient homestead so a lot of my free time I spend reading and gaining hands-on experience for my future! I also enjoy painting, gardening, baking, woodworking, crafts, yoga, hiking, and traveling!

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MISS AUBREY

Toddler Teacher | Snapdragon

I'm originally from St. Louis, Missouri and have been with Wildflower since September 2022. I began teaching swim lessons at the age of fifteen and really enjoyed instructing. When my son was ready for daycare, I became a teacher at his childcare center and fell in love with that experience as well. My favorite part about teaching, is watching the children learn and discover new things, especially with the Montessori approach when they can learn at their own pace. My hobbies include swimming and being outside. I am a mother to two young children and I spend all of my 'free' time enjoying life with them.

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MISS KEIANDRA

Toddler Teacher | Primrose

I'm from Shawnee, Kansas and I've been in childcare since 2019. Before I started at Wildflower in October 2022, I worked in the elementary school aftercare program for Turner School District. My favorite part about being a teacher is working with children and seeing their smiles everyday. I love teaching kids new skills and watching them grow. Outside of school, I like to swim, explore nature and reading a good book. 

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MISS NIKKI

Infant Teacher | Daffodil

I'm from Southeast Kansas and have been working at Wildflower since mid-November 2022 in the infant room. I've been in childcare since 2014 and love supporting developmental milestones and seeing kids personalities form even from such a young age. I enjoy massage therapy, meditation and dance.

 

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WEST LOCATION
6108 NW 63rd Terr., Kansas City, MO 64151
Infant and Grade School Classrooms

Wildflower Montessori
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Welcome to Preschool
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Reading Teepee
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Grade School
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Preschool Room and Kitchen
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Montessori Work Time
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Montessori Sensory Activities
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Infant Room
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Tummy Time Rug
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Spray Pad
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Outdoor Play Area
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Outdoor Playhouse
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Tiny Tot Toilets
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Toddler and Preschool Classrooms

Sunflower - Preschool
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Preschool Montessori Activities
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Sage - Preschool
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Preschool Wash Area
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Preschool Wash Area
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Lily - Preschool
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Snapdragon - Toddler
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EAST LOCATION
900 NE Barry Road, Kansas City, MO 64155
Toddler and Preschool Classrooms

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