Meet Our Community
Our Amazing Teachers
Lisa Bishop is a teacher in the Primary Class, and she has been teaching at Lexington Montessori since 2001. Lisa is originally from Seattle, Washington, where she was born and grew up. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Oregon in Eugene, Oregon. Lisa has a Montessori Certification to teach ages 3-6. She and her family moved to Lexington in 2000; Lisa has three children who have attended LMS.
|Tina Chang is a teacher in the Elementary Class at Lexington Montessori School since 2005. She has a Master's degree in Montessori Education (ages 6-9) from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio.|
|April Land Dixon, a teacher in the Primary Class since 2002, was born and raised in Lexington, Kentucky. She has her Montessori Certification through Montessori Educators International (MEI). While she currently teaches children in preschool and kindergarten, April has previous experience teaching first and second graders. April enjoys teaching children; it is amazing to her to see how a child's mind works, and she receives great joy in watching a child succeed at something they have worked so hard to master.|
|Tricia Morris began teaching at Lexington Montessori School in 1980, and she currently teaches in the Primary Class. She has Montessori Certification and Training for children ages 2 1/2 through 12 years old. In 1983, Tricia started a Montessori school in Hindman, Kentucky; in 1987, she converted The Learning Tree (in Nicholasville, Kentucky) from a daycare to a Montessori school. Tricia enjoys working with children of all ages and feels it is her goal as a teacher to use a child's strengths and interests to help the child learn to love learning.|
|Jill Coldiron has been teaching art and art history at Lexington Montessori for over fifteen years. She majored in Fine Arts with a concentration in Clay at the University of Kentucky and is currently an adjunct faculty member in the Ceramics Department at UK. Jill, a professional clay artist for more than 24 years, has 21 years experience teaching children art. She is also the owner of the Main Cross Gallery in Victorian Square. In 2003, Jill commissioned with sculptor Richard Stofer to design a 47-foot stainless wall with tile inlay created by her art students at Lexington Montessori School; this wall is featured in the reception area of the UK Children's Hospital. Jill's philosophy about teaching art is that if you can teach a child how to see, then they can draw anything.|