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 34 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. A wonderful opportunity opened in Prescott where we purchased an old daycare center, closed it and remodeled every inch, and reopened as Cedar Tree Montessori Preschool. I did not anticipate the need to expand but after 5 years, we outgrew our Penn campus. We purchased a Victorian, once again renovated the entire site, moved our preschool and added two more age groups, toddlers for ages 1-3 and kindergarteners age 5-6. This has been a dream come true for me and a privilege to serve our Prescott families. - Ms. Aly

Lorrie LeFevers, Preschool teacher

Practical Life and Art Classroom

Ms. Lorrie has been with Cedar Tree for five 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, Teaching Assistant

Mr. Dave (Aly's brother) started with Cedar Tree four 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 is assigned multiple tasks which include the daily operation, marketing, and most important the extra set of hands for large projects. He is looking to complete his Montessori online training so he can fill in for teacher absences or simply add a few helpful ideas.

BRITTANY LAMB, Sensorial Teacher

Brittany is in charge of the sensorial room as well as the science and culture curriculum. She graduated from NAU in 2014 with a bachelor's degree in elementary education and a certificate in early childhood education. While at the university, she worked at the Flagstaff Montessori Children's House as a late day assistant/substitute teacher. Preschool is her passion and she is looking forward to another wonderful school year at Cedar Tree. Brittany came to us with a very high recommendation from her Flagstaff supervisor and we are happy to have her on board.

Our Toddler Teachers:

MILI ZUNIGA, Lead Teacher






MELISSA McMILLAN, Office Administration & general duties

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