AllisonWest Collage2Our Director

Allison West

Hi! My name is Allison West. I was born and raised in Sherman and attended Belden Street Montessori school from 1985-1987. I have a Bachelor’s of Science in Social Work from Texas Christian University and a Master in Arts in International Relations from St. Mary’s University. Before starting my career at Belden Street, I served as a school social worker in Fort Smith, Arkansas, and I am a licensed social worker in the state of Arkansas. My daughters are now attending Belden Street and I love that they get to be immersed in the same Montessori atmosphere and teachings I grew up with.

Our Faculty

Iris Class
Laurel McKinney
Teacher and Assistant Director
Sara Walker
Teachers Assistant

Sunflower Class
Jackie Cordova
Marcos Salazar
Teachers Assistant/After School Assistant-Isis Class
Vanessa Baker
Teachers Assistant
Zully Pearce
After School Assistant

Bluebonnet Class
Barbara Saffa
Presley Malear
Teachers Assistant
Victoria Ortiz
After School Assistant

Buttercup Class
Bridgette Norris
Lexia Mulkey
Teachers Assistant
Lizbeth Cordova
Teachers Assistant

Our Board of Trustees

Ashley Ford
President / Community Representative
Rebecca Nash
Vice President / Parent Representative
Cheree Harrell-Steward
Secretary / Community Representative
Lesley Brooks
Treasurer / Parent Representative

Staff Representative
Allison West
Bridgette Norris
Laurel McKinney
Parent Representatives
Kimberly Cassell
Whitney Oestreich
Community Representatives
Kimberly Brem
Lori Carlson

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About Us

For over 35 years Belden Street Montessori has offered an authentic Montessori early childhood program for children in our community ages 12 weeks...


Classes are five days a week: Monday – Friday (August – May) Half Day 8:00 A.M. – 12:30 P.M. Children can be dropped off as early as 7:30 A.M...