1850 NE US 40 Highway, Blue Springs, MO 64015

Meet Our Teachers

Diana Williams

Diana Williams


M.I.A. (Montessori Institute of America) Certification

"As a social worker, I dealt with many young people who made poor choices in life and had few skills with which to succeed in the world. I see Montessori education as a starting point for young children to learn how to make good choices, to be responsible, and to be independent. At the same time I realize that calm, nurturing environments allow children to emerge at their own pace and understand the practical reality of peace, kindness and love of learning.”
Montessori Training and Experience:
  • Montessori Training –Clay/Platte Children’s House, North Kansas City
  • Certified in 1992
  • Intern –Children’s Montessori Center, Liberty, MO
  • Directress –Children’s Montessori Center, Blue Springs, MO
  • Director (Center Manager) –Children’s Montessori Center, Blue Springs, MO
  • Directress at Lakewood Montessori- Lee's Summit, MO
  • Owner/Director/Directress –Montessori Children’s House of Blue Springs 2002-Present
Background and Experiences
  • Bachelor of Science in Economics –Worked for the British Government on Statistics
  • Certificate of Qualification in Social Work –Worked for thirteen years in local government as a social worker in county and metropolitan boroughs (London, England) –Liaison Officer between Social Services and Special Education, Cheshire County
  • Seven years at home caring for husband and two children before returning to the work place
  • Volunteer activities have included:
Independence Mother and Toddler Group –Committee Chair
Episcopal Church –Sunday School Teacher –developed Children’s Chapel using the Montessori Method
AIDS Outreach Program
Friend of the Blue Springs Ballet –Committee and Production
American Red Cross –Volunteer Social Worker to military families
Adult Literacy Teacher –Independence (Las Bach Phonic Method)
Keri Jacobson

Keri Jacobson


N.C.M.E. (National Center for Montessouri Education)

  • Blue Springs South High School graduate
  • Montessori Intern –Montessori Children’s House of Blue Springs
  • NCME Montessori Certified –2004
  • Lead Directress –Lavonia Peterson’s Early Childhood Montessori School
  • Lead and Assistant Directress –Lakewood Montessori School
  • Owner/Lead Directress/Assistant Admin - Montessori Children's House - 2010-Present
Keri has one son, Zachary, who attended Montessori school from 2 – 5 years of age. In her spare time, Keri enjoys watching her son skateboard. She has also been an animal groomer for the past 18 years.
Laurie Huseby

Laurie Huseby

Reading Specialist

Montessouri Teacher

  • Undergraduate degree –Elementary Education and EMH/TMH
    University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire
  • Master’s Degree –Learning Disabilities and Reading
    University of Wisconsin, River Falls
  • Public and Private School Teacher 1980 – 2005
  • Joined Montessori Children’s House - Lead Language Teacher 2005
  • International Montessori Teaching Diploma –2009
  • Teaches private piano and flute lessons
  • Plays piano for her church
  • Choir Member –Independence Messiah Choir
  • Performs with pit orchestras for community musicals
  • Laurie and her husband, Jim, have five children
Pat Davis

Pat Davis


  • Graduate hours: Penn Valley Community College
  • Public school Teacher 1963 – 1968, 1976 – 1996
  • Assistant Teacher: Children’s Montessori Center, Blue Springs
  • Assistant Teacher: Lakewood Montessori, Blue Springs
  • Assisted husband in his ministries, home design business
  • Real Estate Agent
  • Pre-K1 Head Teacher: Child Prodigy, Lee’s Summit
  • Directed a child lab at Kearney High School –10 years
Pat is married and has three children and four grandchildren. She is a Sunday School teacher. She joined our staff in 2012.
Kari Lyon

Kari Lyon

Assistant Teacher

  • Bachelor’s Degree –Early Childhood Education and Family & Consumer Science at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln
  • Assistant Teacher –Care Bear Daycare –Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Assistant Teacher –Little Kingdom Children’s Center –Preschool classroom –Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Teacher –Ruth Staples Child Development Lab School –University of Nebraska, Lincoln –mixed age preschool classroom 2 – 5 year olds
  • Reggio Emilia Schools –Study Abroad Program in Switzerland and Italy –Infant thru preschool
  • Presenter at NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children) on Reggio Emilia method of teaching
  • Lead Teacher –St. Joseph Child Development Center –2 ½ - 5 year olds
  • Director –Child Care Services –ages 6 weeks – 6th grade
  • Volunteer:
  • Battered Women’s Shelter –worked with children while moms were receiving job skills training
  • Girl Scout Leader
  • 4-H Volunteer Leader
Kari has been associated with Montessori Children’s House of Blue Springs for many years. Her oldest daughter attended M.C.H. for 3 years. During this time. Kari was a substitute teacher. Kari has 2 daughters. She joined our staff in 2006.
Contact us in Blue Springs, Missouri, to learn more about our early education programs, headed by our experienced and qualified teachers.