Welcome! I am the founder and Head of School at Gallatin Montessori School in beautiful Belgrade, Montana. I am a certified Montessori Teacher for 3-6 year olds through the North American Montessori Center and have completed continuing education through the Montessori Foundation. In addition to my teaching certification, I also have my associates degree in Business Management. My goal through our program is to empower your children to become confident, self-motivated individuals and help them develop a life-long enthusiasm for learning.
Kyrstyn Ventura - Head Teacher
Kyrstyn graduated from Northern Arizona University in 2014 with a degree in Elementary Education and a concentration in Language and Cultural Diversity. For her student teaching component, Kyrstyn worked in a 1-3rd grade Montessori classroom. After graduation & before moving to Montana, she was an assistant teacher at Bambini Montessori, a 3-6 year old Montessori school house in Flagstaff, AZ. Kyrstyn has been at Gallatin Montessori School since February 2016.
Kristina Barnes McKinne
Kristina was born and raised in Sheridan, Wyoming. She is a MSU-Bozeman 2002 Graduate with a Bachelors Degree in Psychology and English Literature. She also attended the University of Edinburgh in 2004-2005 to obtain a Master's degree in linguistics. Kristina received her Montessori certification for primary 3-6 at the Center for Guided Montessori Studies and worked at Harbor Montessori in the Seattle area as a head teacher and music teacher. She attended The Pacific Northwest Montessori Educational Institute to receive her Montessori Infant/Toddler Certification in 2017. Kristina moved to Belgrade in 2018 and joined Gallatin Montessori School Spring 2019.
Gallatin Montessori School - 310 S. Broadway, Belgrade, MT 59714 Mailing Address: 307 Helen Drive, Belgrade, MT 59714 406-388-2846 firstname.lastname@example.org