Our Instructors

debDeborah Doss is the Director/Owner of American River Montessori and is the Lead Teacher at the school. Debbie graduated from C.S.U. Sacramento in 1983 with a degree in Communications. After 25 years of experience and two successful businesses in the legal and Internet/IT consulting industries, Debbie opened American River Montessori in 2008. Debbie is a credentialed American Montessori Society early childhood educator with a master teacher permit with an emphasis on music from the State of California. Debbie has certificates as a YogaFit teacher and as a Music Together instructor. She is enrolled in a California state teaching credential program through C.S.U. Fresno, which she expects to complete in 2015.

jamienewJamie Smith is an Associate Teacher at American River Montessori. Jamie graduated from C.S.U. Sacramento with a degree in Liberal Studies and has a Masters in Best Teaching Practices from National University. Jamie has 8 years of experience as a California credentialed teacher in both traditional public elementary and Montessori charter elementary schools.