Spanish Teacher 3-12 and Lower-Elementary Aftercare
Originally from Texas, Jessica relocated to Bloomington in 2021 with her husband and daughter following numerous moves across the country as a military family. She completed her Master of Education in Bilingual Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Texas and recently earned a Dual Language Certification in Spanish. She is passionate about linguistics and the pursuit of biliteracy development in children. Jessica believes that a positive and welcoming environment is the best way to foster bilingual children, that’s why she embraces Montessori as the perfect approach to learning a new language.
She is eager to share her cultural background and traditions with her students and ingraining herself in the community.
In her free time, she enjoys exploring nature with her daughter Claire, gardening, and cooking new meals.
Evan is a long-time Bloomington resident and has been a teacher in the Maple room since 2014. He has degrees in Spanish language and sociology from IU Bloomington. Prior to starting at BMS, he served as an assistant teacher in a high school and tutored children in ENL (English as a New Language). Evan loves to sing and play guitar, and he’s a big fan of puzzle and strategy games. On weekends he is often found biking on the B-Line or reading at a cafe.
Cleaner and Aftercare
Olivia joined the BMS faculty in 2019. She was born and raised in Bloomington and has studied sociology at Earlham College and Indiana University. Prior to Montessori, Olivia enjoyed working with children at various camps and after-school programs. Outside of work, Olivia enjoys spending time in nature, with animals, painting, and writing.
Matt Metzler started working at BMS in the summer of 2017. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Integrated English/Language Arts Education from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. After graduating in 2014, Matt lived in Oxford and worked at a Montessori school there for three years. During that time, he also received his Montessori certification for ages 6-9 from the North American Montessori Center. At BMS, he has supervised the AfterCare program and has taught in both the 6-9 and 9-12 programs. Matt enjoys writing poetry, dabbling in graphic design, and collecting rocks.