Beverley Brownson (Head of School)
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Beverley received her Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from CU-Boulder. Subsequent to her degree, Beverley then earned her Early Childhood Montessori Credential from the Montessori Education Center of the Rockies. In 2001, she helped found the Gilpin Montessori Program at Gilpin County Schools in Colorado and served as the Primary Montessori Lead Teacher until 2011. She then held positions as the Primary Montessori Lead Teacher at Free Horizon Montessori (Golden, CO) and Patience Montessori (Boulder, CO) between 2012-2016.
Most recently, she has been the Head of Preschool and Primary Montessori Lead Teacher at Knysna Montessori Boarding School in Knysna, South Africa. The Board and Staff are excited to begin transitioning Beverley into her role as Head of School when she arrives in early August. Her background in both administration, teaching and community development will be critical to allow our staff and students to flourish in the Montessori teaching environment.
Cori Rasmussen (Assistant Head of School)
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Georgie Reigel (Lower Elementary Lead)
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Georgie Reigel is the Lead Lower Elementary guide. She joined the MVMC staff in 2017 and is currently working to complete her Lower Elementary (6-12) certification from the American Montessori Society (AMS) from the Montessori Education Center of the Rockies in Boulder, CO.
Prior to joining the faculty, Georgie was a dance educator for 20 plus years, teaching at several Universities, elementary schools, middle schools and high schools in Georgia and Michigan. She received her BS Ed in Dance Education from the University of Georgia and an MA in Leadership from Shorter University.
Although dance was her first love, Montessori has continually held a special place in her heart. Georgie was fortunate to have grown up in a household that embraced the Montessori approach. Her mother was a long time primary teacher, and Georgie is proud to follow in her footsteps, sharing her passion for guiding, supporting, and encouraging the whole child, so that they can thrive independently in an environment that has a place for everyone.
When she is not teaching she enjoys spending time with her husband Ben and their three children-Caroline, Charlie and Livia.
Karen Egan (Special Education Teacher & Lower Elementary Assistant)
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Karen Egan greatly values the Montessori System of Education. Seeing children thrive in Colorado, Montana, Hawaii and New Mexico, Montessori Schools.
As a Montessori teacher, Karen worked in Bozeman, Santa Fe and Littleton. She received her training from Madame Caspari, Montessori Master Teacher, who worked directly with Maria Montessori in India for several years, during World War II.
Running the family window washing business in Denver, while being a stay at home mom, allowed Karen time to create fun, Montessori lessons. She also subbed in several Montessori classrooms, in winter.
Enlarging her understanding of Education, Karen attained a Masters in Elementary Ed. and a Masters Certificate in Special Education. Karen has worked as a Special Education teacher on the Western Slope.
She has patiently waited for a wonderful Montessori school to appear in the Grand Valley, and joyfully reports that such a school is here! Karen is thrilled to join the Monument View Montessori Team.
Jamie Arthur (Primary Co-Lead)
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Jenica Greer (Primary Co-Lead)
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