Kim Greer – Head of School
Kim Greer joined the Harmony family in the spring of 2010 as the incoming Head of School. She first discovered Montessori in 1985 while working as a summer assistant for a Montessori School in her home town of Yakima Wa. She went on to pursue a business degree from the University of Washington only to discover that her passion lay in teaching, specifically the Montessori Method of teaching. She received her AMS Primary Diploma from the Montessori Teachers Institute of Tidewater in 1992 and began teaching in her first classroom that fall. Kim has 14 years of classroom experience; four of which were served as a Teaching Administrator. In 2006 Kim took a 4 year hiatus to care for and nurture her daughter Martinique. Kim brings a deep commitment that all children deserve honor and respect and that only through education that focuses on the whole child, body, mind and spirit will we begin to see a world-wide shift towards peace. Her other interests include reading, cooking, sewing, and spending time with her husband Dave, her daughter Martinique and her large extended family.
“Harmony Montessori is an amazing community, which honors and respects everyone whether you are a child or an adult. Once you become a part of this wonderful community you remain a Harmony family member forever!” -Kim
Heaven Hartford joined Harmony in 2003. She has assisted Jude (our founder), as well as Henry Pittock (a former teacher) before she joined Kristin in the River Room in 2005. Beginning in 2013, Heaven will be switching roles in Harmony’s community and assisting Kim (the head of school) in the office. Heaven completed her undergraduate degree in English & Writing in June of 2012 from Portland State University. This is the final year of her Master’s Degree in Creative Nonfiction Writing from Pacific University. Heaven enjoys gardening and crafts with her two children, Ophelia and Arlo, who are both Harmony Alumni.
Alicia Ginardi began as a guide in the Waterfall room in 2009 and became our Enrollment Coordinator in 2014 after the birth of her son, Jackson. She loves being in an environment that is nurturing and where children can make their own discoveries and pursue their individual interests each day. Alicia has over 15 years experience working in a Montessori school in various capacities including five years as Head of School at Children’s House of Durango Montessori in Durango, Colorado. Alicia studied Biology with an emphasis on pre-medicine at Fort Lewis College in Durango Co. She completed her A.M.S. Montessori Teacher’s training in 2008 and completed 24 course credits in Early Childhood Development to receive her Directors Certification. Alicia enjoys spending time with her husband, Craig, their son Jackson and dog Ava. Her interests include hiking, biking, reading, cooking and sewing. Alicia has also worked on creating floats for the Pasadena Rose Parade and the Portland Grand Floral Parade for over 20 years.
“I love being a part of this community of families, teachers and staff all dedicated to creating an environment for children that instills a life-long love of learning.” -Alicia