Cedar Tree Montessori

- Changing the world one child at a time

Cedar Tree Montessori Preschool has been in operation since 2007. It is owned by the McMillan family who have been in Prescott for 36 years.

Our Preschool Teachers:

Aly McMillan, Director and Lead Teacher

Preschool & Kindergarten

I graduated from PHS in 1993. Montessori Training was completed in Phoenix at Villa Montessori where I began working in the outdoor environment. I did my internship there and taught in the classroom for two years. AMS certification was completed in April 2005. I was a lead teacher for two years at AZ Montessori Charter School in Prescott Valley, assistant teacher for one year at Flagstaff Montessori and continued on there as a lead teacher for three years. We opened a small preschool on Penn Avenue in Prescott in 2007, then on to our current location on Pleasant Street in 2012. I have so enjoyed being back in Prescott and serving my community. - Ms. Aly

Lorrie LeFevers, Preschool teacher

Practical Life and Art Classroom

Ms. Lorrie has been with Cedar Tree for seven years. She has a Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education from ASU and has completed 12 hours of Early Education classes from Yavapai College. She has many years of classroom experience - preschool for 8 years, 3 of which were Montessori schools, and Director for ten years at a preschool and kindergarten in Tucson. We enjoy wonderful art projects and creative practical life lessons. She also teaches Spanish in the afternoons.

Dave McMillan, Sensorial Classroom

Mr. Dave (Aly's brother) started with Cedar Tree six years ago after selling his insurance agency in Gilbert. While thinking about a career path, Aly quickly reminded him of his time working with her in Flagstaff in the after-school program. We all thought he was a natural with children; we liked the idea of having a male role model on our staff so we offered him a position. He completed his Montessori training last year and currently heads the sensorial work cycle and assists Ms. Aly in her main classroom.

Ms. Melissa, Administrative

Yes, another McMillan......Ms. Melissa does everything else. We have shopping, laundry, cleaning, playground duty, filling in for any absences, office work. She has been with us for seven years.

Our Toddler Teachers

Ms. Mili Zuniga - Program Director and Lead Teacher in 1-2 year classroom. She has been with Cedar Tree for 6 years, degree in early childhood education

Ms. Mari Lopez - Assistant Teacher in the 1-2 year classroom and at Cedar Tree for 2 years

Ms. Pam Dearborn - Lead Teacher in the 2-3 year classroom, degree in education and at Cedar Tree for 1 year

Ms. Guide Justino - Assistant Teacher in the 2-3 year classroom, started this summer at Cedar Tree

Ms. Pookie Morris - Assistant Teacher in the 1-2 year classroom, early childhood training, started this summer at Cedar Tree.

MELISSA McMILLAN, Office Administration & general duties

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Cedar Tree Montessori129 N. Pleasant St. Prescott, AZ 86301 928.771.8785