The Lake Room & The Ocean Room

The Lake Room

Tricia Falaschetti – Lead Guide

Andrea Gunn – Assistant

Fate Hoagland – Assistant

Tricia Falaschetti began at Harmony in January of 2014. She first learned about Montessori through a chance conversation with a stranger. The philosophy resonated with her and she wanted to learn more. When she enrolled at Marylhurst University she heard about a collaborative degree program with the local Montessori training program and decided it was meant to be! Tricia graduated with a degree in Human Studies and received her AMI Primary diploma from Montessori Northwest. She has been working as a lead guide since the completion of her Montessori training and feels honored to share in the joyful discoveries of the children. She loves and appreciates the collaborative vibe at Harmony and the commitment to anti-bias anti-racist practices and learning environments. Tricia spends her free time volunteering with a local dog rescue, tackling a yard full of projects and loving on her family including her husband Matt, kiddo, Roman and their three rescue pups.

“It is such an honor to be a part of this vibrant community and witness the discoveries of the children and their joyful journey towards independence.”     -Tricia

Andrea Gunn joined the Harmony community in June of 2019 after an “awe-inspiring” tour with Alicia as a parent. She has been working in the Portland Montessori community since taking her Primary (3-6) training at Montessori Northwest in 2006. After working in a Primary classroom as a lead guide for four years she joined the staff at Montessori Northwest as Admissions Director and Administrative Assistant. During this time, Andrea also earned her Assistants to Infancy Diploma (Birth to three) as well as her M.Ed. in Montessori Education from Loyola University Maryland. Outside of Harmony Andrea and her husband, Ben, enjoy the happily hectic life with a toddler, Odin, and their infant, Bronwyn. She enjoys visiting the forests around Portland, gardening with her family as well as sneakily knitting when the household sleeps.


Trevor Fate Hoagland arrived at Harmony in the fall of 2021 after learning from many different types of workplaces. Fate has worked as a construction worker, model, actor, ballroom dance instructor, massage school student, though, as the pandemic arrived, a calling had been found as a teacher as a YMCA program aide at an elementary school. After some time with another child care provider that didn’t quite provide needed support, Fate found new hope with Montessori. The Montessori framework provides space for Fate to help nurture a future of wholeness, of connectedness of we can only just imagine. Joining Daisy and Diego, Fate’s brother and sister poodle siblings, in a full, exciting life occupies much of his time away from the classroom, with running, foraging for wild edible plants and insects, basket weaving, board games and potlucks also keeping his attention.