Our Team

Meet Our Educators
    • Ms Molly
      Pre-Primary Room Teacher
    • Ms Felicia
      Pre-Primary Room Teacher
    • Ms Megan
      Primary Room Teacher
    • Ms Jamee
      Baby Room Teacher
    • Ms Adrianna
      Baby Room Teacher
    • Ms Danielle
      Baby Room Teacher
    • Ms Emily
      Toddler Room Teacher
    • Ms Lauren
      Substitute
    • Ms Mara
      Toddler Room Teacher
    • Ms Oksana
      Pre-Primary Room Teacher
    • Ms Wendy
      Toddler Room Teacher
    • Ms Gabi
      Primary Room Teacher
    • Ms Christina
    • Ms Hannah
      Toddler Room Teacher
    • Ms Jordan
      Substitute Teacher
    • Becki Jelinek
      Director of Education

      Becki Jelinek

      Director of Education

      Ms. Becki and her husband are life-long residents of Omaha. After graduating from Millard North High School, Ms. Becki immediately began her Montessori career when she fell in love with the Montessori philosophy! Ms. Becki always had a very natural love for children and when she discovered Montessori she knew all of her instincts about children were correct.

      Ms. Becki worked at a local Montessori for over six years, took the primary teacher training and left when she had her first child (Gabi) who also happens to be a staff member at The Hills. Ms. Becki has three other children and all of them were Montessori educated through eighth grade, with the exception of child number four, who is in fifth grade Montessori.

      Shortly after her first child was born, Ms. Becki attended the University of Nebraska at Omaha where she pursued studies in Child Psychology.  She then went on to work in the Child Life Department at Children’s Hospital, Directed a Substance Abuse Program for Young Children (HALO) at Heartland Family Services and then opened up her own business, Family Spectrum. Family Spectrum was a FREE monthly parenting magazine, which was supplemented by a daily parenting talk radio show. Ms. Becki was the publisher/editor and host of Family Spectrum magazine and radio and did this for eight years. Ultimately she sold the magazine to Omaha magazine who still publishes it, now under the name of HER Family.

      After selling her business, Ms. Becki went to work as Marketing Director at Walker Tire & Auto Service. One of her proudest accomplishments in that role was helping to create and implement a brand new permanent exhibit at the Omaha Children’s Museum, which will remain in the museum until 2018.

      Early 2013 Ms. Becki began helping with the marketing and program development at The Hills and in November 2014 she joined the team full-time. She is extremely excited to be able to continue her Montessori journey in helping to support the teachers and parents at the school, as well as to help foster the students healthy growth and development.

    • Ms Robyn
      Assistant Admin

      Ms Robyn

      Assistant Admin

      My name is Robyn Colgan and I am a Montessori mom, a former Montessori student myself as well as a Montessori educator. I am a state certified teacher and have over 25 years of experience working with young children in a variety of educational settings. I have been teaching as a 3-6 Montessori teacher at a private Montessori school in Omaha this past year.  Prior to that, I worked in Montessori 3-6 and Title-1 ELL preschool in the public setting for 6 years.  I was a 6-9 teacher/ teacher at a Private Montessori Elementary School for 6 years. I have taught elementary art and have a strong art background. I have also worked as a substitute teacher, nanny, childcare provider, tutor and private art teacher. I student-taught at the Kindergarten level both in college and as part of my high school education program. I received Montessori 3-6 and 6-9 training. I hold a degree in Elementary Education from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln and a K-6 teaching certificate from the state of Nebraska.

       I enjoy art, reading, camping, spending time with my family and Husker games.  GO BIG RED! I am originally from Columbus, Nebraska. My son Zane is in 9-12 Montessori this year along side Ms. Becki’s youngest daughter Issy. My oldest son Cade just finished his Montessori experience attending preschool-8th grade with Ms. Becki’s older children Christian and Mara and has  now moved on to high school.

      I look forward to working together to provide quality educational experiences for your child, and am excited to learn together.

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