318 North Main St.

PO Box 1508
Breckenridge, Colorado


Breckenridge Montessori
American Montessori Society Full Member School

Pauline Carpentieri, Classroom Assistant

Pauline is originally from Arizona and recently moved to Summit County from New York City in search of a more peaceful, nature-centered life.  She received her BA in Creative Writing and Painting from the University of Arizona and has since gone on to receive her English as a Second Language certification, having taught high schoolers and adults in Paris, as well as her YA 200-Hour Yoga Certification, with a passion for bringing yoga to youth.  Pauline has worked in daycare and childcare settings and began at Montessori this Winter 2016.  Having been a child of Montessori herself, Pauline is ecstatic to join the team and aims to utilize her creative, multi-cultural and multi-lingual skills.  

Melanie Benedict, Substitute

Melanie Benedict joined Breckenridge Montessori in the fall of 2010 as a parent. Melanie’s degree in Finance from the University of Florida, her management and finance positions with Vail Resorts and experience on non-profit boards, led her to join the Board of Directors in March 2011.  Having an understanding of the school, she stepped into a part-time bookkeeping role until spring 2015, was President of the Board of Directors through fall 2014 and is a substitute in the classroom. Melanie holds a Level I Professional Credential, has taken Early Childhood Education classes and provides loving care and support for her family as a stay-at-home mother. As a mom to two children who have gone through the primary program she loves the environment Breckenridge Montessori creates for children and is always learning from them.

Meaghan O’Maley, Co-lead Teacher

Meaghan is from New Hampshire and earned a BA in Psychology with a focus on recreation from the University of New Hampshire in 2010.  She moved to Colorado to work on a farm in Crestone, following her true passion of growing vegetables, being outdoors, romping around with her dog Gunner, exploring and music. She earned her Montessori Early Childhood certificate in May 2015. Meaghan has worked with children teaching swimming lessons, being a camp counselor, in childcare settings and at an internship for at risk youth teens. It is fulfilling to her to watch children learn and grow. Meaghan heads up the gardening, cooking and outdoor education program at Breckenridge Montessori. She guides children to embrace the importance of organic food, composting, and importance of water resources.

Beth Craig, Director & Co-lead Teacher

Beth began her career at Breckenridge Montessori
in 2008 as the nature teacher and fell in love with the school and Montessori philosophy. She attended the Montessori Education Center of the Rockies, earning an Early Childhood Certificate from the American Montessori Society in 2011. Beth has a BA from CU-Boulder in Environmental Studies, Policy &
Society, is Large Center Director Qualified and is working on her Master's in Early Childhood Education through CU-Denver . Beth guides the students through the Montessori materials, relishing the opportunity for hands-on
learning and fostering a lifelong love of education and environmental awareness within the community of children and parents. Beth also enjoys camping with her husband and dogs, visiting family, Wes Anderson movies, hiking and traveling.