Kristin McConnaughey is our River Room teacher. She began work at Harmony as an Assistant to our founder, Jude in November 2000. For years she had worked with children many in different capacities, mainly as a nanny, but it wasn’t until she found Harmony and learned more about Montessori that she discovered her true calling in life. She continued her work as an assistant the following year and then began her Montessori teacher training and certification through North American Montessori Center, while co-teaching for two years with Jude. She has been guiding the River Room at Harmony since 2005. Kristin’s life away from Harmony includes a passion for music and the outdoors. In her spare time she enjoys playing her guitar, singing, and exploring Oregon’s wild and scenic areas with her husband Jim and daughter Mesa.
It is such a blessing to truly love the work you do! Everyday I feel inspired and uplifted through my interactions with the Harmony staff, parents, and especially the children. Together we are building a brighter, more enlightened, and peaceful future
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. Heaven just completed her undergraduate degree in Writing in June of 2012 from Portland State University and has begun working on her Masters Degree from Pacific University. Heaven enjoys gardening and crafts with her two children who are both Harmony Alumni.