Who We Are

Faculty & Staff

Gwyn Curran

“Park Point” Elementary Lead Guide


Bio coming soon…

Lyndi Sakuray

Spanish Enrichment


Coming Soon…

Cora McGlauflin

“North Shore” Children’s House Lead Guide


Bachelor of Science, Outdoor Education & Psychology, University of Minnesota
Teaching Licensure: The College of St. Scholastica
AMI Primary Certificate: Montessori Training Center of Northern California

Cora has served as primary guide at the Western Montessori Day School in Mountain View, California, and assistant guide at White Bear Montessori and Crescent Montessori in California. She is an avid rock climber and outdoor adventurer.

Catherine Bauer

“North Shore” Children’s House Support Guide


AMI Primary Certificate: Montessori Training Center of Minnesota

Catherine has been with the Montessori School of Duluth since 2000 after beginning her career as a Guide in the Twin Cities in 1987. She has enjoyed being a part of many children’s first experience of Montessori and brings years of experience to the classroom. Her patience and kindness instills immediate trust with the children. In her free time Catherine enjoys bowling and bocce ball.

Caleigh Cain

“South Shore” Toddler Lead Guide  


Bio coming soon…

Coral Stephens

Experienced Aid


This will be her third year at MSD however she has been working with children for years. She worked for many years in the medical field as a CNA and also a school bus driver. She enjoys gardening, arts and crafts, photography, traveling and sitting by the beach listening to the waves.

Dr. Michelle Gutsch

Head of School


Bio coming soon…

Sheena Rogers

Administrative Assistant


Bio coming soon…

Trustees

Governance: Montessori School of Duluth is led by a self-perpetuating Board of Trustees. The Board is comprised of up to 12 members, including independent professionals, parents, parents of former students, and alum.

Jim Keith, Board President

Administrative Center Director, University of Minnesota Medical Center, Duluth

Mia Thibodeau, Board Member

Attorney, Fryberger, Buchanan, Smith & Frederick; Current parent

Amy Shen, Ex-Officio Board Member

Head of School

Nicole Bakken, Board Member

Current parent

Joe Wicklund, Board Member

Director of Enrollment, Marshall School

Trustees

Governance: Montessori School of Duluth is led by a self-perpetuating Board of Trustees. The Board is comprised of up to 12 members, including independent professionals, parents, parents of former students, and alum.

Jim Keith, Board President

Administrative Center Director, University of Minnesota Medical Center, Duluth

Mia Thibodeau, Board Member

Attorney, Fryberger, Buchanan, Smith & Frederick; Current parent

Amy Shen, Ex-Officio Board Member

Head of School

Nicole Bakken, Board Member

Current parent

Joe Wicklund, Board Member

Director of Enrollment, Marshall School