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Our Teachers

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Bridget McBride

Lower Elementary

Bridget began working in a Montessori elementary classroom as an assistant over 25 years ago. She received a B.A. in Meaning, Culture and Change from World College West in 1990. Her undergraduate work included teaching in China for nine months and over two years of volunteering in the children’s center at La Casa de las Madres, a battered woman’s shelter.

She completed her AMI Montessori elementary training in 1992. For over nine years she directed her own elementary and primary school. She earned an M.A. in Education from Humboldt State University and has pursued doctoral studies at California Institute of Integral Studies.

Bridget is a founding member of Six Rivers Montessori and has served as a head teacher since its inception. She is the mother of two lovely children.


Andrea Lovio

Upper Elementary

Born and raised in Arcata, Andrea began working with children teaching piano at Suzuki Summer Academy in 1997. Since then, she received a B.A. in English Literature from Humboldt State in 2006 and worked in a traditional classroom, an afterschool program, and later became a reading instructor in Portland, Oregon while continuing to teach piano to children and teens.

In 2012, she earned an M.A. in Education from Loyola University in addition to receiving her AMI Montessori Elementary diploma. She began working in Montessori classrooms, first as an assistant, then as a co-teacher, and finally leading her own classroom in Vancouver, WA.

After welcoming their son Leo into the world, Andrea and her husband relocated to Arcata in the spring of 2018 in order to be near family. She is delighted to be home.

Our Classroom Assistants

Maia Lemman

Lower Elementary

Megan Vierra

Upper Elementary

Joan Vinot

Writing Assistant

Sue Bullock

Reading Assistant

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Teresa Walker

Music Teacher

Teresa Walker

Nondiscrimination Policy

Six Rivers Montessori does not exclude or otherwise discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin (ancestry), religion (creed), age, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, military status, disability, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local laws in admission to, participation in, or receipt of the services and benefits under any of its programs and activities, whether carried out by Six Rivers Montessori directly or through a contractor or any other entity with which Six Rivers Montessori arranges to carry out its programs and activities.

This statement is in accordance with the provisions of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and Regulations of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services issued pursuant to these statutes at Title 45 Code of Federal Regulations Parts 80, 84, and 91.