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Journey leaders

Linda Gamroth

Linda Gamroth

Owner & Director

Linda graduated from Gonzaga University with a BS in Cognitive Psychology and a minor in Art. She completed her Masters in Marriage & Family Counseling. Linda began her career with Group Health, addressing the needs and supporting teens, youth and parents living in the community.

In her new position as Director/Owner of ‘A Child’s Journey School’, Linda is excited to fulfill a personal goal to help other families educate, develop, and raise their children. With a love for children and gifts of patience and communication and a creative art talent, Linda brings many diverse skills to the school. Linda certified as a Montessori teacher in 2008 and after completing her internship was rewarded with lead teacher classroom roles followed by an Assistant Montessori Director position. Linda is equally qualified for running the business and more importantly the business of education and nurturing children.

A longtime Pacific Northwest resident along with her husband Phil and 4 sons, Linda spends her free time volunteering in the community, supporting her sons sporting events and playing tennis. She is an avid reader and spent some of her early career in the Peace Corps.

We believe learning is fun and that children learn best through hands-on play and active participation. Contact us today to start the journey for your child.

Carmel Moreno

Carmel Moreno

Montessori Teacher

I have my associate Early childhood credential through American Montessori Society and have taught Montessori for three years. I enjoy seeing the children’s eyes light up to their learning experiences.

Tiffany Miller

Tiffany Miller

Montessori Teacher

I am currently in college for early learning and have wanted to be a teacher for a very long time. In my spare time I like to hike. I am excited to be a part of ACJS.

Faiqa Kanwal

Faiqa Kanwal

Montessori Teacher
Annie Collins

Annie Collins

Toddler Teacher
Janna Allan

Janna Allan

Assistant Director/Toddler Teacher

have been working with children for the past 3 years and really enjoy it. I have two kids of my own. This is a very important time in a child’s life and am so happy to be a part of it.

Talicia Maxwell

Talicia Maxwell

Toddler Teacher

I graduated from Kent Meridian High School and attended Bellevue College. I enjoy playing basketball and snuggling my son in my spare time. I look forward to working with your family.

Lupe Villegas

Lupe Villegas

Administrative Staff/Toddler Teacher

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Karen Moddejonge

Karen Moddejonge

Infant Teacher
Lissa White

Lissa White

Montessori Teacher
Ruby Vargas

Ruby Vargas

Infant Teacher

Peggy D. King,

Peggy D. King,

BSN, MFA, Public Health Nurse Consultant and Early Childhood Specialist

Peggy has 35 years of nursing experience, including Level 1 Trauma Center, HIV/AIDS Research, Maternal and Child Health and Public Health, both in the US and internationally. She has worked with early learning environments such as child care, Head Start, Early Head Start and ECEAP for the last 18 years, both as a child care health consultant, a health coordinator and as a consultant. She has had the privilege of working within Washington State and across the United States, visiting infant and toddler rooms monthly, providing STARS trainings, helping to establish new HS/EHS programs, supporting deficient programs, and assisting all early learning environments with ongoing quality improvement.