Janine Church-Teacher and Co-Owner

Janine is accredited with the National Center for Montessori Education. She was trained under the directions of Margo Rossano through Montessori Teacher College Northwest. She started teaching in 1990 at Bellevue Montessori School and after getting married, moved to the Spokane area where she has continued teaching in the Spokane Valley.

Ashley Tichy-Teacher and Co-Owner

Ashley has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from Eastern Washington University, with classes including the study of infant and adolescent behavior, as well as development. While living in Seattle she was introduced to Montessori education while working in a small school house. She has continued in this field for the past 12 years.

"Now, what really makes a teacher is love for the human child; for it is love that transforms the social duty of the educator into the higher consciousness of a mission."     ~Maria Montessori

All Montessori Sprout House Staff is CPR and First Aid certified, as well as having Bloodbourne Pathogen training.