Our Staff

Nicole Foxnicole pic, Owner

Nicole Fox fell in love with the Montessori philosophy in 2002 when she began working as the Director of Montessori Center Room in Cincinnati, Ohio.   She grew up in Cincinnati and has a BA in English from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.  She completed her Montessori training at Montessori Education Center of the Rockies in Boulder.  Nicole relocated to Colorado with her husband and three children. Her two younger children attend EMS.  Nicole enjoys snow skiing, reading, watching football, and hiking with her family and their Goldendoodle named Ruby.


Chris Walker

Chris received her B.S. in Education and has been a middle school teacher, a high school teacher and a Special Education assistant. She received her Montessori teacher certification at MECR in 1995. Chris has been teaching at Eastlake Montessori since 2000. She has two grown children. Her hobbies include reading, taking pictures, and being a soccer fan.

Nancy Daguerre

Nancy has been part of the Eastlake Montessori staff since 1999. Nancy’s two grown children attended Eastlake Montessori many years ago. She received her Montessori training from MECR. Nancy is a proud grandma of one grandson. Nancy enjoys gardening and bee keeping.



 Shakira Chambers

Shakira joined the EMS staff in 2014.  Her two children attended EMS. She loved it so much she didn’t want to leave!  Shakira has a BA in English; creative writing from Colorado College and completed her Montessori training from MECR in 2015.  Her hobbies include spending time with her family, hiking, travel and photography.