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Staff Bio’s


Patience Schutrumpf

Patience Montessori was born out of a lifelong passion for children. After a stint in IT, Patience switched to childcare and re-discovered her calling. During an internship at a Montessori School for her director training, her belief and confidence in the Montessori Method was cemented. She saw that children are significantly more advanced, balanced, better at interacting with others and, as adults, more successful in life. With her son Alaric as the first student, Patience is now living her dream of running a Montessori school. Patience Montessori is run, first and foremost, the way any discerning parent wants their child nurtured and educated. In addition, Patience is providing the Boulder community with a quality, multicultural childcare center that provides for children ages 6 weeks to 6 years. When Patience has a moment to herself she enjoys spending time with her family and relaxing with a good book.

Amy Haywood

Amy Haywood
Musicare Instructor

Ms. Amy, singer, storyteller, writer, and mother of two, grew up in Asia and sang in bands throughout high school. She has two degrees in Education and English Literature with a minor in Music from Guilford College. She has been teaching Musicare since 1987. In 1999, Amy and four other Musicare instructors created Camp Oonie Koonie Cha, an early childhood music camp in Winston-Salem. Musicare and Camp OKC, nourish Amy’s profound interest in children. Amy and her music partner, Claire Valine, have won two Parents’ Choice Awards for children’s music recordings. They have five works in total. Amy resides and teaches in Boulder, Colorado. She is working on publishing “Miss Ellie”, the story from her “Rockin in the Rabbit Hole” CD.

Miss Laura
Musicare Instructor

Laura graduated from the University of Denver with a Bachelor’s degree in Vocal Music Performance. In addition to teaching Musicare and Music Together, Laura is a member of St. Martin’s Chamber Choir and Harmonia and performs regularly with these groups. She recently completed her Orff Certification Level 1 and is excited to bring some new ideas into her teaching. Laura loves experiencing music as part of her everyday life, and is delighted that she can share this experience with your children.

Lead Teacher – Nido Classroom

Lead Teacher – Wobbler Classroom

Lead Teacher – Primary Classroom

Floater – All Classrooms

Lead Teacher – Mini Classroom

Lead Teacher – Mini Classroom

Assistant Teacher – Mini Classroom


Floater/Assistant Teacher

Assistant Director


Office Manager/Floater