Upper Elementary

Kalon Perrier

Kalon Perrier – Upper Elementary Guide

Mr. Kalon, often referred to as ‘Mr. K’, is originally from Bartlesville, OK. He graduated from Bartlesville High School in 1998. He attended Oklahoma State University and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art, with minors in Psychology, Sociology and Art History, in 2004. ‘Ms. Amanda’ (upper elementary guide) introduced him to Montessori education and, after one day of shadowing, he knew there was something special happening at Undercroft and decided to pursue an unexpected life-path. Mr. Kalon began working at Undercroft in April, 2007 as an assistant in Ms. Sandefur’s upper elementary class. He now serves as an upper elementary guide after receiving his Elementary I & II certifications from The Montessori Education Center of the Rockies, in Boulder, Colorado, in 2010. He received graduate credit in the area of early childhood development through the University of Colorado during his Montessori training as well.  Mr. Kalon enjoys creating artwork, writing, hiking and backpacking, and enjoys working with students in his summer school sessions in these areas.

Tyler Rush– Upper Elementary Guide

Tyler holds a Master of Science in Montessori Elementary Education from Barry University in Miami, FL. She is AMS certified in Elementary I and II. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education with ESOL endorsement, from Florida International University. Tyler began her teaching career as a gifted teacher for Miami Dade County Public Schools. In searching for schools that could provide a better education for her own children, Tyler discovered Montessori and knew it was the right fit for both her and her daughters. Prior to coming to Undercroft, Tyler taught at Coral Reef Montessori Academy in Miami, FL. She is originally from Oklahoma, and was very excited to return to her home state. Tyler is part Native American and a member of the Muskogee (Creek) Nation. She stays active with Native youth issues and is very passionate about Native education issues. She is married to her husband Chance, who works with Native youth throughout the country. She is the proud mother of four daughters, one of whom attends Undercroft, and two step-children.

Tyler Rush 2012

Amanda Wilmoth

Amanda Wilmoth – Upper Elementary Guide

Amanda attended the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma and received her Bachelor of Fine Arts with a professional emphasis in printmaking. She worked as an artist-in-residence for the Arts and Humanities Council of Tulsa and taught art lessons to at-risk youth in the Tulsa area. It was through this work that she fell in love with teaching. Ms. Amanda began working at Undercroft in August, 2005, as an Assistant in Ms. Sandefur’s class and says she connected right away with the Montessori philosophy. She received her Elementary I and II certification from the Houston Montessori Training Center in 2006 and took over her own upper elementary classroom in August, 2007. Amanda and her husband, Buddy Ingalls, met in art school and have been married since October, 2003. Buddy is the manager of the Herman and Kate Kaiser Library. They share their home with their 3 cats: Sadie Mae, Josie and Wayne.

Anita Hundley – Upper Elementary Intern

Anita Hundley received her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education in 1995 from Oral Roberts University. After spending 13 years in the information technology field, Anita returned to her first calling, education. She began Montessori training in November 2012 through the Center for Guided Montessori Studies (CGMS), pursuing her Elementary I & II certification. She joined Ms. Amanda as an intern in August 2013. Anita and her husband, Eric, have one son, Eli, who is a primary student at Undercroft. In addition to her ongoing interest in information technology, Anita also enjoys crochet, gardening, and reading.

 

 

Anita Hundley 2013