Our Staff

Pamela Strode
Pamela is the owner of Strode Montessori. She has always had a passion for caring for young infants and toddlers. Pamela studied for her Montessori credentials in infant and toddler care at the Montessori Education Center of the Rockies and has completed her master's degree from the University of Hawaii at Manoa in December 2011 in curriculum studies with a focus in early childhood education. She is enthusiastic about providing quality infant and toddler care to her community in Hawaii.

Kelsey Amrhein
Kelsey received her Master's in Early Childhood Education along with her Montessori AMS certificate from Chaminade University. Kelsey received her Bachlor's Degree in Early Childhood Education from Stevenson University in Maryland. Kelsey worked as a toddler teacher before transitioning to the role of the director. She enjoys working to prepare materials for the classroom environment. When she is not working, she spends time in the water and reading.

Beth Tekulve
Beth has been working with infants and toddlers for a number of years. She has a bachelor's degree in teaching from the University of Dayton in Early Childhood Education and studied a lot of the Montessori philosophy while there. When Beth is not in the classroom, she enjoys the outdoors, running, and reading.

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Strode Montessori, Inc. is licensed by the Department of Human Services to serve a maximum of 33 (at our Mauka campus) or 27 (at our Makai campus) children ages 6 weeks to 3 years.

We maintain low child to teacher ratios to better serve your child's social and emotional development. Our ratio for our infant classrooms are 1:3 and our ratio for our toddler classrooms are 1:5. Each of our five classrooms has at least one lead teacher who holds a bachelor degree or higher in Early Childhood Education. In addition to this, all teachers continue to learn about the Montessori philosophy and methods if they are not finished with their Montessori certification.

To ensure the safety of your children. All teachers and caregivers are trained in infant and child CPR and First Aid.

Between two schools serving sixty families, we have 17 full-time teachers on campus at all times.