David and Linda Kebely are the owners and founders of America’s Child Montessori. They started the company in 1984 with a big empty building and a dream. Linda has been working in childcare since she was 10 years old and is still the acting director. David and Linda’s passion in life is children and besides building a school to educate young children, have built a strong, tight-knit family. They have three children and 4 grandchildren. Every weekend you will find the large Kebely family gathered at David and Linda’s house; whether it’s to watch a Seahawks game, go bowling or to just have dinner together. They consider it life’s greatest blessing that they get to see their children and grandchildren almost every day.  

Lauren Wenham is the daughter of David and Linda and the assistant director. She grew up at America’s Child Montessori and took over the assistant director role in 2009, when she finished college. She has her bachelor’s degree from the University of California Santa Barbara, where she graduated with honors. While in college, Lauren played division I softball and also rowed on the crew team. Lauren is married to Michael and they have two children together, a son and a daughter. Besides her family, Lauren’s passions are education and sports. 

Mrs. Katie Kebely is originally from Oregon, but has lived here since 2004. She works as the office manager at America’s Child Montessori. She is the daughter-in-law of Linda and David. She and her husband, Sean Kebely, have a son and a daughter. Katie has been a dancer her whole life and still loves ballet. She also enjoys crocheting projects as well as hiking. Besides spending family time together, Sean and Katie enjoy going for long motorcycle rides on the weekends, when they can.

Ms. Robyn Taylor has been working in childcare for over 20 years and in Montessori programs since 1999. She has been a teacher with America’s Child Montessori since 2011. She started as an assistant teacher, but due to her popularity with the children and extensive experience, we had Miss Robyn take her Montessori teaching certification and she became a lead teacher.  Robyn has an adult daughter, Miss Aun-Marie, who also works for America’s Child Montessori as an assistant teacher. Besides spending time with her friends and family, Robyn loves hiking and being outdoors. She is passionate about animals and owns a dog, a cat and a snake. She also enjoys reading books and is a life-long Batman fan. 

Mr. Michael Wenham originally is from England but has been working for America’s Child Montessori since 2009. He is our lower elementary teacher. He has his Montessori certificate in Primary Education and Lower Elementary Education. He graduated from Indiana State University Summa Cum Laude with a near perfect grade point average with his bachelor’s degree in psychology. Michael is Lauren’s husband and together they have two children, a son and a daughter. Mike spent his youth traveling the world playing professional tennis. Mike still enjoys playing and teaching tennis on the weekends. He is also passionate about marine biology and is an avid “reef keeper”. He grows marine corals and keeps salt water fish in his home aquarium.

Mrs. Nandini Pandey has her bachelor’s degree in biotechnology, her MBA and a master’s degree in philosophy. She originally taught post graduate level students working on their MBA’s, but switched over to teaching Montessori in 2014. She joined America’s Child Montessori in 2015 as a lead teacher. She has two sons and her family loves traveling and exploring. Every weekend they are off discovering new parts of Washington. Nandini also really enjoys cooking big meals for her family!

Mrs. Sagarie Jayatilake has been teaching Montessori for over 8 years now. She moved to Washington from California with her husband. She has her Montessori certification in Primary Education.

Mrs. Indu Singh has been teaching Montessori for over 25 years. She has her master’s degree in English and her Montessori certification in Primary Education. Indu began teaching at America’s Child over 20 years ago and after a brief hiatus has been back teaching with us since 2009. Indu lives in Bothell with her husband and two sons. On the weekends Indu enjoys going for long nature walks. She also practices yoga nearly every day and enjoys watching movies.