The Forest Room

Millie Lang – Elementary Lead Guide

Emily Stebbins – Elementary Co-Guide

Maddie Shaner – Elementary Assistant & Lake Room Floater/Support


Millie Lang has been part of Harmony Montessori School and its community since the opening of our 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 has also been at Harmony since 2013. She has a bachelor’s degree in Human Ecology and Sustainable Community Development, and over fifteen years of experience in education. She received her AMI Elementary Certification and joined the Forest Room in 2016. More recently, she took the Orton-Gillingham Classroom educator training, and is currently working on her practicum to provide literacy support in the Forest Room. Emily enjoys gardening and gathering wild plants, speaking Spanish and playing music. Otherwise, you can find her making pizza with her husband, Chris, enjoying their son, Robin, 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.

Maddie Shaner joined Harmony in November 2020 as an elementary assistant in the Forest room as well as a floater and support staff for the Lake Room. She had worked with elementary students for two years prior, first as coordinator of a school-based mentoring program and then through a community English program for refugees and immigrants. She has a bachelor’s degree in Spanish. Maddie loves to cook, sing, hike, and swim. When not at school, you can find her outside or in her kitchen, listening to a podcast, and making a big mess. She is excited for the opportunity to learn, grow, and build community with everyone at Harmony.