Nicole Fox, Owner
Nicole Fox has been the owner of Eastlake Montessori since 2017. Her love of Montessori began in Cincinnati, Ohio when she became the director of Montessori Center Room in 2001. Born and raised in Cincinnati, Mrs. Fox moved to Denver in 2013 for her husband’s career and loves living in Colorado. She earned her Montessori certification from The Montessori Education Center of the Rockies in Boulder in 2017. Mrs. Fox has three children: Chloe, Gavin, and Lincoln. Gavin and Lincoln attended Eastlake for preschool and Kindergarten and it was a gift to see them thrive in the Montessori classroom. Mrs. Fox enjoys spending time with her family, watching sports, being outdoors, and walking her dog, Ruby.
Chris Walker has been teaching at Eastlake Montessori since 2000. She received her Montessori training from The Montessori Education Center of the Rockies in 1995 and before that she taught junior high and high school. Ms. Walker has two adult children. When she is not at Eastlake, she enjoys spending time with friends and family and hanging out with her pets. She also enjoys reading, working in her yard, working with children, and music.
Nancy Daguerre started her relationship with Eastlake Montessori when her daughter attended in 1991. During her son’s years at Eastlake Montessori she started helping out as a lunch mom and was the Friday sub as well. She continued to fill in for teachers even after her children had moved on and when an assistant position became available in 1999 Ms. Daguerre was hired full-time. She loved it so much she went through Montessori Training at The Montessori Education Center of the Rockies to become Montessori-certified. She has 2 grown children and a grandson. Her hobbies include gardening, beekeeping, and soap making. She enjoys cooking and learning as much as she can about honey bees.
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.
Marisol Durkee started at Eastlake Montessori School as a parent and transitioned from volunteering to a part-time position as a teaching assistant. She was amazed to watch how her daughter flourished under the Montessori method. She now enjoys her time at the school watching other children learn how capable they are and seeing the joy they get from it. Outside of school she enjoys spending time with her family. She also enjoys reading, sewing and hiking the beautiful Colorado mountains.