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 Whitman

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 Kizziar

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
Sally Sue Tobias

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
Britni Johnson

Britni Johnson

Britni has been a part of our staff for four years and completed her American Montessori Society Certification in 2012, which she describes as her life’s proudest achievement. As the lead guide in our Primary III classroom, Britni displays patience
Annel Cuevas

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
Jami Crittenden

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 four years of experience in a Montessori classroom. She also received an
Lauren Munch

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. She is a licensed minister
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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
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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
Aubrey Harper

Aubrey Harper

Ms. Aubrey joined the Primary I class as an assistant in 2014.  She has enjoyed getting to know the children as well as learning more about the Montessori Method.  Ms. Aubrey is a newlywed and enjoys spending her spare time
Karissa Wagenblatt

Karissa Wagenblatt

Karissa Wagenblatt, RN BSN is our on-call nurse. She works on the weekends at St Francis Hospital in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and we get to see her daily when she brings her two boys to Lake Hills Montessori!
Lesley Jennings

Lesley Jennings

Lesley Jennings is our Dance Instructor. She was raised and trained in Oklahoma and holds a BPA from Oklahoma City University. Since moving back to Oklahoma to raise her own family, she has choreographed Beauty and the Beast and Oliver
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.
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
Cosmo

Cosmo

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