Meet Our Staff




Kim Schmuecker

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Title: Director


Building Phone Number: 425-1540

Length of Time at Montessori: Owner / Director 1997 to present

Education: Bachelor of Science in Education, Arkansas State University Jonesboro

Interests: Family; Preschool Education; Aerobics; Weight Training
Vicky Wolf

Teacher: Gold Class

Building Phone Number: (870) 425-1540

Length of Time at Montessori: 1987 to present

Education: Norfork High School

Interests: Gardening, basketball, softball, and volleyball

Dorothy Stephens
dorothy.jpgTeacher: White class

Classroom: Toddler Room

Ages: 18 months - 2 1/2 years

Building Phone Number: (870) 425-0882

Length of Time at Montessori: April 2006 to present

Education: NACC 2 years. Sir Francis Drake High School, San Anseleo, California.

Interests: Gardening, reading, and walking.

Teresa Poush
Teacher: Red Class
Time at Montessori: 2007 to present
Education: Graduate of Cardinal High School Eldon Iowa
Hobbies: Riding Horses, watching my kids in sports, spending time with my family.

Amanda Hafer
Teacher: Gold ClassAmanda.jpg
Time at Montessori: 2006 to present
Education: ASUMH, ATT degree 

Hobbies: Cooking, playing with my son, crocheting & reading                              

Samantha Smith    Sam.jpg                                
Teacher: Aqua
Time at Montessori: 2011 to present
Education: High School diploma Mountain Home High School
Hobbies: I love teaching, reading, hiking, pressing flowers and hanging out with my friends and family.


 Victoria Thacker    victoria.jpg
 Teacher: Children's House
Time at Montessori: August 2018 to present.

Education: Attending ASUMH for Early Childhood Education 
Hobbies: Swimming, Camping, going on spontaneous trips, spending time with family and friends, Doing crafts, and Drawing.

Kristen Crawford Trivitt
 Teacher: Children's House
Time at Montessori: June 2019 to present.

Education: Bachelor's in Management & Marketing@ Astate
Hobbies: Hiking With my daughter & dogs and baking



Olivia Balmer

Teacher: Children's House                               Olivia.PNG

Time at Montessori: August 2019 to present.

Education: High school diploma from Wesson Attendance center & Intercultural studies degree from Southwestern Christian University .

Interest: Hiking, camping, singing, playing the guitar and spending time with family and friends. 



Lexi Sancloval

Teacher: Main building                                 lexi.jpg

Time at Montessori: July 2020 to present

Education: Associates in social & behavioral sciences. One year left to becoming a school teacher at the secondary level.

Hobbies: Playing/coaching soccer, reading books,hiking, traveling & running. 


Lindsey HammLinsey Hamm.jpeg

Teacher: Main building

Time at Montessori: April 2019 to present

Education: Graduate of Mountain Home High School

Hobbies: Spending time with my family, camping, kayaking and being outdoors.

Hannah Rios                                           Hannah2.jpg

Teacher : Purple Class

Time at Montessori: June 2020 to Present

Education: Graduate of ICC High school,Penn Foster,CDA and ASUMH.

Hobbies: Hiking, Crafts, traveling, tennis & Golf.




Kaitlyn Guinn

Teacher: Main BuildingKaitlyn photo website.jpg

Time at Montessori: July 2019 to present 

Education: Graduate of Mountain home High School 

Hobbies: Soccer, Tennis, Kayaking, Swimming & traveling