Our Team

Vickie Hewitt


Director Hewitt believes in the emotional health of an adolescent being intrinsic to learning. Holding a Master's Degree in educational leadership she is highly qualified and  leads our community with the team members always in mind.

Jeff Castro

Lead Teacher/Physical Science

Jeff has been with the Montessori high school for 4.5 years. He teaches math and science and helps out with the day to day operations of the school. In his free time he hangs out with his daughter Clementine, and climbs mountains.

Cynthia Dickerson

Life Science

Ross Lovely


Elizabeth Powell


Elizabeth earned her bachelor’s degree in Spanish Language and Literature at Asbury University and has taught AP Spanish. Her hobbies include  taking long walks anywhere beautiful. Together, she and her husband enjoy spending time with family and friends.

Phil Swenson


 I have a passion for writing and Literature. I don’t believe my job as a Montessori teacher means that I just deliver academic content; instead, my role as an educator resembles that of a guide who helps the whole child discover the potential within her- or himself.

Jeanette Tesmer


Jeanette currently is the Executive Director at the Gateway Regional Arts Center.  She holds a BS/BA in Int. Bus. and an MA in Art History from UK.

During free time she is out backpacking the national forests of Kentucky and making art with Batman!

Kayla Weiglein


Kayla earned her Master’s degree in German Studies and has taught German at the University of Kentucky and Georgetown College.

Born in Germany, Kayla moved to the states in her high school years. When she has spare time she likes to bake, cook, read,and travel.