CHMS Staff

Christal Florin, CHMS Director 

The life experience that Christal Florin brings to Children's House Montessori School stems from over a decade of managing a successful Environmental Education Program for Oregon Parks and Recreation Department.  Upon, relocating her family back to her hometown of Spokane, Christal found herself drawn to Montessori Education . After working only a few short months under school founder, Joan McLean, she decided to embark upon her Early Childhood Credential with the International Montessori Council (CGMS).  Christal served as Assistant, Co-Teacher and Lead Teacher prior to taking over as the Head of School during the summer of 2020.  Here are some of Christal's credentials:
  • Associate of Arts, Spokane Falls Community College, Spokane, Washington, 1998
  • Bachelor of Science, Recreation Resource Management, University of Montana, Missoula, Montana, 2000
  • Early Childhood Credential, International Montessori Council, Center for Guided Montessori Studies, Tampa, FL, 2017
                                               Photo by: Margaret Albaugh Documentary Family Photography


Jessica Schmidtlein, Montessori Assistant

More information coming soon!