Rachael (she/her) is the lead guide in Sage (preschool-kindergarten).

Rachael earned her AMI 3-6 diploma from Montessori Northwest and is currently finishing up her M.Ed. in Montessori Education from Whitworth University. She was a Montessori child herself, and spent several years teaching 6th-8th grade in Iowa before moving here to Portland. After several years immersing herself in books at Powell’s Books, Rachael is returning to her Montessori roots. She appreciates the power Montessori has to support transformation in the child, the adult, and the community. When not at Puddletown, you can usually find her reading, running, working on a craft project, or learning to play the banjo.