LMS Staff

Mary & Larry
Larry and Mary pictured in Maria Montessori's study at the AMI headquarters in Amsterdam, Holland. September 2012

Larry Verschuur
B.A. University of New Mexico
American Montessori Society (AMS) Certification, Primary (3-6 ) level.
Teaching Experience: Directed Montessori classes for 2½ to 6 year olds from 1967 until 2010. He is currently the administrator and chief financial officer at LMS. He will return to the classroom for the 2014-15 school year to co-direct the morning class.

Mary B. Verschuur
Classroom Supervisor and Co-Director of the Morning Class
Ph. D. University of Glasgow
Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) Certification primary and elementary levels. AMS primary certification
Teaching Experience: Teaching since 1967 at Montessori Schools of Omaha at the primary and elementary levels.

Kia Kia
Kia Colborn
Classroom Director and Director's Assistant
B.S. (Elementary Education)
Teaching Experience: Kia has been with LMS since 2003 and also attended the school as a youngster. Kia will assist in the classroom during the morning session and will direct the afternoon class.
Elizabeth 'Lizze' Bartz
Classroom Assistant
Lizze has worked as an assistant at LMS in the past. She returned to our classrooms as a full time substitute assistant during the spring of 2014.  Lizze is fluent in Spanish and speaks only Spanish while working in the classroom with the children.