Caitlyn Sawyer - Lead Guide
Caitlyn Sawyer is the Lead Guide at Big Leaf Montessori. She holds a B.S. in Geography from Penn State University, as well as an M.Ed. from Loyola University Maryland. She earned her AMI Elementary Certification from Montessori Northwest. Prior to teacher training, Caitlyn worked as an assistant in a Montessori Toddler Community in Vancouver, WA and has also provided child care as a nanny, tutor, and camp counselor.
Caitlyn's patience, respect for the child, and love of Montessori theory are at the cornerstone of her practice and she aims to ignite a love of learning within each child she works with. Her other interests include Montessori in the home, nutrition, and environmental stewardship. In her free time, she enjoys practicing yoga, hiking, cooking, and visiting her family in Connecticut.
Margaret Caron - Assistant Guide
Margaret Caron is the Classroom Assistant Guide. She holds a B.A. in Biology from University of St. Catherine and AMI Primary Certification from Montessori Center of Minnesota. Before moving to Washington, Margaret worked many years as an assistant, guide, and Head of School for Montessori schools in Minnesota and Wisconsin.
Her other interests include exploring SW Washington, collecting recipes, and discovering the best way to stack wood.
During her free time she enjoys reading, painting, trying out new recipes, writing Haiku poetry and not shoveling snow.