Lake Hills Montessori Tulsa is committed to providing quality care for your children in a safe, loving, accepting and stimulating environment. Individuality is encouraged in each child. We organize our days to ensure each child has successful experiences every day that foster a positive self-concept and lifelong love of learning.

  • Montessori Certified Teachers
  • Spanish Curriculum
  • Traditional Montessori Curriculum
  • Established in 2006
  • Fully licensed by the Oklahoma State DHS

Meet Our Staff

Jodie 2016

Jodie Whitman

  Jodie has been in education for several years including teaching second grade as well as elementary Music Education and Coordinating and Directing a summer arts program for Jenks Public Schools. She holds a Bachelors degree in both Elementary and
Dionne 2016

Dionne Kizziar

Dionne Kizziar is the Director of Lake Hills Montessori -Tulsa. Dionne graduated from Oklahoma State University with a BA in Marketing. Although she worked in business administration for seven years, Dionne has always had a passion for children. Whether as
Jami 2016

Jami Crittenden

After relocating from Texas, Jami joined our staff as the Pre-Primary lead guide in the summer of 2012. She holds an Infant/Toddler Montessori Certification and has more than six years of experience in a Montessori classroom. She also received an
Annel 2016

Annel Cuevas

Annel joined Lake Hills staff in 2013 as a Primary I guide, and brings with her more than 11 years experience in Montessori.  She has her NCME Montessori Certification from Centro de Entrenamiento Montessori, an Associates degree in Preschool Education
Sally Sue 2016

Sally Sue Tobias

Sally Sue, our Primary II Guide, has been with Lake Hills since the summer of 2006. She holds a Montessori Primary Certification, as well as a B.S. in speech from Northwestern University and Master’s classes in early childhood and library

Tyler Rush

Ms. Tyler is is the lead guide to the Primary III classroom and comes to Lake Hills with years of experience in Montessori education as a teacher and as a mother to 7 girls!
Kari 2016

Kari Chamberlain

Kari is a Pre-Primary Assistant and has been with Lakehills Montessori since 2014.  As a child Kari helped her mother with a home daycare where they used several aspects of the Montessori Method.  In 2009 Kari taught a motor skills
Lauren 2016

Lauren Munch

Lauren joined the Lake Hills Montessori staff in 2009 and is the After Care Director. She exudes compassion, love and warmth to her students and creates a wonderful environment for them to learn and grow. Lauren has embraced the Montessori
Lindsey 2016

Lindsey Taylor

Ms. Lindsey joined our staff in 2014 and is an Assistant in the Pre-Primary classroom.  She grew up in Fort Worth, TX  and graduated from Southwestern University where she obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Women’s Studies and Religion.  After graduation
Helen 2016

Helen Scott

Helen is the Primary III assistant and joined Lake Hills in 2014.  She is a mother of one and her son also attends Lake Hills.

Tiana Ballinger

Ms. Tiana joined Lake Hills in 2015 and after working with in our After Care program she is the new assistant to the Primary II classroom. Tiana grew up as an only child in Kingfisher, OK and has 17 years experience
Charlie Pennington

Charlie Pennington

Charles Pennington is our morning greeter. He is an empty nester/retiree who doesn’t see his grandkids nearly enough. Charlie looks forward to seeing all the little smiling faces come in each day. He once thought when he retired from corporate
Glen Tobias

Glen Tobias

Glen Tobias, AKA Mr. Toby, always has a smile and a compliment ready to meet you when you arrive each morning.


Cosmo is a small Shi Tzu that loves to watch the children arrive and depart school from his window seat in the front office. He is known for his love and patience with the students here at Lake Hills Montessori