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Stacie Clark: A Visionary in Montessori Education

As the Directress of The Children’s School since 2014, Stacie Clark brings a wealth of experience and passion to her role. An early literacy expert and one of the founding parents of the Montessori co-operative over twenty years ago, Stacie creates a truly unique learning environment for students.


With a Bachelor's in Education from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and a Masters's degree in Reading Education from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, Stacie's educational credentials are impressive. She was the first inductee into the Educational Hall of Fame and the recipient of the Sally Mae National Teaching Award. Her experience teaching and conducting research in Australia and Japan further broadened her educational perspectives.


Throughout her career, Stacie has dedicated herself to improving literacy and education for young children. As an active member of the Wisconsin Reading Association, she presented numerous times on best practices and methodology and worked with various children in the area of literacy. Her work as an Educational Consultant saw her collaborate with several school districts to develop programs, coach teachers, and improve education outcomes.

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Parent Led Community

The Children's School is a parent cooperative that values family involvement in creating a diverse and rich community. Our Directress, Miss Stacie, is the only paid employee, with all other responsibilities handled by parent volunteers.


The school's board consists of parents from each family and meets regularly to manage events, address administrative tasks, and provide financial oversight. Families can choose from various committees to participate in, allowing them to contribute according to their strengths.


Family Fun Days are a highlight, where families bond through field trips and activities like apple picking, yoga, and more. Holidays are also celebrated with school-day gatherings open to the whole family.


Art days provide a unique opportunity for families to connect with the children as each family prepares an art activity to share with the class. These experiences foster strong relationships and trust between families, making The Children's School a special place.

After a successful career as a consultant and raising her children, who are graduates of The Children School, Stacie returned to her passion for teaching young children. A year as a substitute teacher at The Children's School confirmed her belief in the Montessori Method and solidified her commitment to this approach to education.

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Be one of the few to secure a spot for your child in our unique Montessori preschool program. With only four new students added each year, apply now to join the waitlist or learn more about how we can support your child's growth and development.

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