Riley (she/her) is the Lead Guide in the Sage classroom. She has been looking forward to being a Primary guide since she was a child in a Montessori Primary classroom in Seattle many years ago. As a student in a Montessori environment, Riley gained skills like self-motivation, collaboration, logic, and self-evaluation. She is happy to be sharing these experiences with children in her work today. Riley graduated from Boston University summa cum laude with a degree in Anthropology and a minor in Earth Science. In 2016 she completed the AMI Primary training at Montessori Northwest, and a Master’s degree at Loyola University. Riley lives in SE Portland. She enjoys exploring the neighborhood and sharing delicious meals with friends. Riley likes to paint, read, sing, and tell jokes. She has a dream to write and illustrate a children’s book someday!