About Our School
Goldenrod Montessori provides an authentic Montessori education for children ages 3-6. Our vision at Goldenrod Montessori is to provide a rich engaging learning environment full of daily explorations with independent decision making for each child. Children will follow their own developmental path with cognitive freedom that produces a solid academic foundation. Our environment is a healthy, safe, peaceful, and life affirming for all children.
We are a member of the Wildflower Network of schools. Wildflower is an ecosystem of decentralized Montessori micro-schools that support children, teachers, and parents. Wildflower aspires to give all children and families the opportunity to choose high quality, beautiful learning environments as they follow life’s unfolding journey.
Our Teacher Leaders
Founding Teacher Leader and Primary Guide
“As a Teacher, I passionately believe that Children should be free to learn and reach their highest potential at a young age. I believe that the Montessori Method Provides the best pathway to meet Children’s needs”
Jill Evans is a native daughter, born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio.
After attaining a degree in business administration, she began her career as an administrator for the City of Cleveland where she served for 12 years. However, the desire to teach young children had been with her since childhood, and – upon leaving the City hall – she started her teaching career as a long term substitute teacher, giving her time to dedicate to raising her family before pursuing her teaching degree. She received a master’s of education degree specializing in early childhood education and proudly graduated with a 4.0. In August of the same year, she was hired full-time at a Montessori school. Now Jill combines her business and Montessori teaching skills to continue her more than 20-year teaching journey by founding Goldenrod Montessori.
Founding Teacher Leader and Primary Guide
Teacher Leader and Primary Guide
"I consider myself a guide that helps young children freely reach their utmost innate potential. Montessori helps to achieve that goal by following the child as they explore the prepared environment, driven by their inner developmental needs".
NaTasha Day is an Ohio native, born in Fremont, Ohio. She attended Fremont, Lorain, and Port Clinton public schools for K-9 and Lorain Admiral King for High School. NaTasha went on to Lorain County Community College interning in partnership with NASA Glenn Research Center’s Technology Outreach program for at-risk youth.
From there, she became an assistant teacher at Gloria Dei Montessori in Dayton, Ohio. After 3 years of service, she moved to Shaker Heights, Ohio and was a stay-at-home mom for 2 years. NaTasha began working as the assistant teacher at Goldenrod and was promoted to Lead Teacher and Assistant Administrator after 6 months of service. In August 2023, she earned her AMI Montessori certification from Rising Tide Montessori, in Belmar, NJ. NaTasha considers working with young children both an honor and a privilege.
Jasmeet Kaur came straight to us from Punjab, India. Goldenrod Montessori is her first job here in the states and she is excited to grow her Montessori practice. She has had Teaching experience at the Budha Dal Public School in Sammana, India and earned a Bachelor degree in Science. She was awarded the third and second position in teaching of science and environmental education subjects during B. Ed studies program.
Assistant Teacher and Resident Artist
Sequoia Bostick is an Illustrator, maker, and designer living in Cleveland, Ohio.
After earning her BFA in Illustration from the Cleveland Institute of Art in 2014, she pursued a career as a resident teaching artist where she works with local youth to grow their visual art skills all while growing her own artistic practice as a multi-disciplinary freelancer. She is a project oriented artist and loves working with others on large assignments.
Sequoia's work has been featured in Cleveland Scene Magazine, Vagabond Comics, Ideastream, The CAN Journal, And the Plain Dealer. You can also find her work in Cleveland Botanical Gardens, The Cleveland Museum of Art, and Maelstrom Collaborative Arts.