The Forest Room
Millie Lang – Elementary Lead Guide
Emily Stebbins – Elementary Co-Guide
Azaria Grace – Elementary Assistant
Millie Lang has been part of Harmony Montessori School and its community since the opening of their elementary program in 2013. Millie has over ten years of experience in Montessori Education and received her A.M.S. Primary Certification in 2006 and A.M.I Elementary certification in 2013. She loves woodworking and crafts. When not creating or designing she enjoys exploring the outdoors and gathering historical stories of the Great Northwest with her husband Cameron, her son Atreyu and daughter, Rebel. In the classroom, Millie is passionate about sowing the seeds of intrigue that allow each child to follow their own unique path to discovery.
“In the Primary the children use their absorbent mind to explore their surroundings. In the Elementary the children use their reasoning mind to imagine possibilities. It’s our job to show the second plane children the universe and provide the tools necessary for exploration. Harmony Montessori understands the needs of these young inquisitive minds and I’m so grateful to be a part of such a supportive community.” -Millie
Emily Stebbins joined Harmony in 2013 as a primary assistant and was inspired to get her A.M.I. Elementary Certification in 2016. She also has a bachelor’s degree in Human Ecology and Sustainable Community Development along with over ten years of experience working in education. Emily speaks fluent Spanish, enjoys gardening and gathering wild plants, and loves to share songs as a way of building community both in and out of the classroom. Otherwise, you can find her making pizza with her husband, Chris, enjoying their son, Robin born in 2016 and their two cats. Emily is excited to be a part of the Forest Room, where she shares the children’s curiosity about the universe, their love of a compelling story, and their desire to work together towards a greater good.
Azaria Grace joined the Forest Room in March 2018 as an assistant. Azaria first discovered Montessori shortly after the birth of her daughter Penelope (Pj) in 2013. She studied music therapy and received an Associates Degree from El Paso Community College. In her spare time, she is an active member of her community, locally, and internationally. Azaria founded and manages her own volunteer run non profit, So They Can Thrive (sotheycanthrive.org). In 2012, she opened a primary school in Uganda, helping create a curriculum. In 2016, she opened a secondary school. This year, her organization is supporting 474 children in Uganda. Being of service and working with children is her life’s passion. To Azaria, getting to know the Harmony community feels like home.
Alison Torres became apart of the Harmony Montessori School community in November 2017 as an assistant in the elementary program. Since then, she has become the elementary oasis lead staff member, and supports the elementary and primary classrooms as needed. Working with children has been a passion long coming, and after graduating high school she decided to focus her college career on working with children through education. Alison is currently on track to obtain a bachelor’s degree in English Literature and a master’s degree in Secondary Education at Warner Pacific University. When Alison isn’t juggling school and work, you can catch her hiking various trails with her partner and dog Greer, exercising at her local gym, babysitting, and reading whatever novel she recently picked up at Powell’s Books.