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Locally Owned and Operated

Sidewalk's End Montessori School was founded in 2010 by two native Coloradoans and long time Colorado Springs residents, Lynne Casebeer and Grace Blea-Nunez, after meeting when their children attended the local Montessori elementary school.

We are a private preschool and kindergarten serving children between the ages of three and six established by moms who were inspired by the Montessori method of education. We believe that a loving and respectful environment is ideal for children to thrive, and it is our goal to establish that environment.

After seeing the powerful impact Montessori preschool had for her own children, Lynne has been a strong proponent for Montessori education and worked as part of a grassroots group of parents and teachers in District 11 who proposed and implemented the first public Montessori program in El Paso County.   After seeing the powerful impact Montessori preschool has on her own children, she went on to get her Montessori credentials. Lynne is the Director and has been teaching at the school since its founding. 

Grace is a Colorado native, born and raised in Pueblo.  She is married and has 4 grown children who all attended Montessori preschool. Grace is a true believer in the value of a good education. Because of her own educational experience and that of her children, Grace is thrilled to share the Montessori method of learning with this community and all our families.

At Sidewalk's End Montessori School, we foster an atmosphere that maximizes the development of your child's innate abilities and enables them to observe and absorb the world around them.

As parents ourselves, we know you need to feel safe and secure in leaving your child in an environment that provides for all the academic, social and emotional opportunities they deserve.  Sidewalk’s End Montessori School meets all your child’s needs and inspires an “I can do it” attitude that will last long past their time with us.

Our Dedicated Team

Montessori teachers are trained to create a prepared environment that fosters independence and self-motivation in students. They carefully design the classroom layout, selecting materials and activities that encourage exploration and discovery. Montessori teachers understand the importance of providing a stimulating environment that caters to the individual needs and interests of each student. They strive to create a space that promotes a sense of ownership and responsibility, where students can freely choose their work and engage in activities that align with their personal interests

Lynne Casebeer
Co-Owner | Director
 

Ms. Lynne is one of the founders and co-owners of Sidewalk’s End Montessori School. She serves as the Director and also teaches in the classroom part-time. Ms. Lynne is a licensed teacher with endorsements in elementary and early childhood education. Ms. Lynne holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from The Colorado College and a Montessori Early Childhood credential from the American Montessori Society. She is also a board member of the Colorado Montessori Association.

 

After working as a teacher and in Marketing and Human Resources, Ms. Lynne stayed home with her two children.  When her eldest started a Montessori preschool at 3 ½ she became a proponent for Montessori education and worked as part of a grassroots group of parents and teachers in District 11 who proposed and implemented the first public Montessori program in El Paso County.   She decided to attain her Montessori credentials a few years later.

Ms. Lynne was born and raised in Pueblo, Colorado.  She is married and has two children with a passion for music. She enjoys walking her dog and reading good books in her spare time

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