Breckenridge Montessori
American Montessori Society Full Member School
501(c)3 non-profit

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318 North Main St.

PO Box 1508
Breckenridge, Colorado


Kelly Opheim, Assistant Director
Kelly and her family moved to Breckenridge in 2015 and enrolled their son at the school.  After watching her son thrive at Breckenridge Montessori and getting to know the staff, she decided to take a more active role in the school and joined the Board as Treasurer in 2016.  Kelly has over 15 years of experience in human resources with Kraft Foods/Mondelez International and most recently with the Town of Breckenridge Recreation Department. She began her career at Breckenridge Montessori in fall of 2017 as the Administrative Coordinator. Kelly has a BS from the University if Wisconsin-Madison in Psychology and a MS in Human Resources from Loyola University Chicago.  She is continuing her education to be an Assistant Director at the school in the future. Kelly will perform administrative work at the school and support the teachers during transition and lunchtime. Personally, she enjoys hiking, biking, skiing and traveling with her husband and two children.

Kelsey Miller, Co-Lead teacher

Kelsey Miller graduated from Saint Michael's College with a double major in Elementary Education and Environmental Studies. She taught 4th grade in public schools for two years and her other experiences including being a Personal Care Assistant for a boy with cerebral palsy, horseback riding instructor, and volunteering at ECHO science and nature museum. She moved to Summit County in 2016 and worked as a lead preschool teacher. In 2019 she completer her Lower Elementary Montessori Teaching Certification at MECR. After which she and her pup, Otis, taught a multigrade class of kindergarteners to third graders. Incorporating Otis in her classroom allowed the children to learn respect, care, and compassion for animals and the living world. While in CO Kelsey has continued to create relationships with the environment and people around her. 

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 earned her Master's in Early Childhood Education through CU-Denver in December 2017. 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.