Melissa Brown, Director, Missy started at Desert Montessori School as a parent in June of 2004 and by August of 2006 was hired on as the Associate Director. She completed her Montessori Teacher Training in 2007 and took over as Director in June of 2008. Missy has a B.A. in Geology from Miami University. She worked as a geologist in Wyoming and Tennessee, but switched to retail when she moved to Santa Fe. Missy had her own shop downtown for a number of years before becoming a mom. Melissa has one child enrolled at DMS.
Raquel Garcia, Office Manager, Raquel joined Desert Montessori as the Spanish teacher and Aftercare teacher in 2012. Raquel has worked in the Business/Administrative field, but has always had a passion for nutrition and teaching. Raquel has received a Certificate in Nutrition from the Santa Fe Community College and intends on pursuing a higher education degree in Nutrition. Raquel would eventually like to teach disease prevention and education as a bilingual person which allows her to communicate with a wider audience.
Raquel enjoys spending her free time with her husband and three wonderful children. She likes to travel and spend time outdoors.