Meet the Staff
Mary Jo Branley, Owner and Director
Mary Jo became involved with the Montessori Method while her own children
attended a Montessori program. She received her certification in 1991 from the
University of Puget Sound. She has now been a teacher and director for the last 25
years. It was her dream to start this school and she is very happy the dream came
true. She enjoys travelling, riding horses, skiing and gardening
Maranda Ely, Teacher's Assistant
Maranda also graduated from Enumclaw High School in 2013. She attends Green
River Community College to eventually major in chemistry and math and become a
Middle School math teacher. She lives close to Enumclaw and enjoys hiking,
traveling, and playing soccer. She is very excited to further her education in
childcare and be a part of the school.  
Cora Watkins, Teacher's Assistant
Cora moved to Enumclaw from Auburn in 2001. She graduated from Enumclaw High
School in 2013. Upon graduating high school Cora took classes to further her
education with children. Cora still currently resides in the Enumclaw area and
enjoys reading, traveling and spending time with friends and family. She looks
forward to growing with the school.
Belinda Johnson, Teacher
Belinda is originally from New Orleans, Louisiana and just recently moved here from
Erie, Colorado. She has been a Montessori guide for about 13 years, and has
always had a passion for children and the Montessori environment. She is married
and has 4 beautiful children ranging in age from 3 to 16 years old. She is very
excited to join our community.