Faculty and Staff

Meet the staff of our school. Click the photo to view each person's biography.

Administrative Staff

Sandy Wirth

Head of School

Erin Haapala

Assistant Head of School


Admissions Director

Mary Irey

Development Director

Jenny Thompson

Communications Coordinator

Larissa LaMere

Office Administrator

Learning Specialist

Learning Specialist

Jessica Ostrov


La Vang

Business Manager

Vivian Reed

Administrative Assistant & Bus Driver

Toddler Community

Casa River

Casa Lake

Casa Creek

Casa Extended Day

Brandon Stewart

Casa Extended Day

Angelina Doyle

Casa Extended Day

Luke Kurle

Casa Extended Day

Lower Elementary North

Nancy Wentworth

Head Guide

Anna Sutheim


Lower Elementary South

Shanna Brown

Head Guide

Anna Davis


Upper Elementary North

Carl Banner

Head Guide

Upper Elementary South

Gillett Cole

Head Guide

Elementary Extended Day

D’Andre Gordon

Elementary Extended Day

Junior High

Matt Ripley

Junior High

Dan Stern

Junior High
Staying Together & Distance Learning

Sunny Hollow Montessori engaged in learning from home (distance learning) from March 16, 2020 through the end of the school year. Our learning and connections continued! For resources and updates about Sunny Hollow's learning from home program, please check here.

Our Toddler program is reopening in July and our Casa (preschool and Kindergarten), Elementary, and Junior High programs will reopen in September.

We are still accepting applications for the 2020-2021 school year on a “space available” basis. Information here.