Anna Sanor, Head of School
Anna is an A.M.I. certified primary teacher with over a decade of experience. After receiving her B.A. in Art History at Boston University, Anna discovered the educational methods of Maria Montessori and became fascinated with Montessori’s vision for the holistic development of each unique, individual child. She moved to Portland, OR, to pursue her Montessori degree and has since taught in Oregon, Washington and Montana.
Anna has specialized experience in training and information sessions for staff and parent outreach and believes that transparency and partnership are crucial for the work we do in support of human development. She brings enthusiasm and dedication to both the classroom and the community at large.
Anna is married to Winter and is the proud mother of Elijah. She enjoys exploring art galleries and museums and the many outdoor adventures Montana has to offer. She loves literature and spends as much time as she can with a book in hand.
Julie Fayen, Lead Teacher
Julie earned her B.A. in History from Boston University and is an A.M.I certified primary teacher with nine years of classroom experience. Julie deeply values the emphasis within the Montessori approach on the adult’s responsibility to model loving actions, to observe with compassion and knowledge and to trust in every child’s positive inner motivations. For Julie the most rewarding moments in working with children are witnessing spontaneous acts of generosity and kindness, and the epiphany moments when a child exclaims, ‘Ah-ha!’ and then turns and declares, “Look, I did it all by myself!” The joy is transformative!
Born and raised in New Jersey, Julie comes to Missoula from Seattle, WA, where she lived for ten years. She is excited to be in our mountain town, and although she will miss the Puget Sound waterways, she looks forward to Montana snow and thunder storms.
Father Rob Spaliatsos, School Chaplain
Fr. Haralambos “Rob” Spaliatsos is the presiding priest of Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in Missoula, Montana. He serves in the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America under the spiritual guidance of Metropolitan Isaiah of Denver. Fr. Rob received his Masters of Divinity in 2011 from Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology in Brookline, Massachusetts and previously served as the Assistant Priest at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Dalles, Texas.
Fr. Rob is currently enrolled as a part-time student in the Masters of Social Work program at the University of Montana. He is drawn to service-related issues of social justice and to giving a voice to those on the fringes of society. He hopes to use this degree to develop and guide community service programs through the local Church here in Missoula.
Fr. Rob is married to Sophia. They have four children and are excited to call Missoula their home.