Phone: 651-767-8540 . ex. 47705


Degrees and Certifications:

BA Elementary Education Primary Level Montessori (Children's House) from MMTTC Chicago

Ms. Michele Lachowitzer

Welcome to my page!  My name is Michele Lachowitzer and I am excited to be a part of the Montessori Children's House at Crossroads. 

I earned a BA in Elementary Education with a focus on natural science at Saint Catherine University in Saint Paul, Minnesota. In 2016, I decided to follow my dream to teach in a Montessori classroom. I completed my certification at Midwest Montessori Teacher Training Center in Evanston, Illinois and am a certified Montessori Primary Level Guide for children ages 3-6. 

It is my pleasure to work with children ages 4-6 (prek and kindergarten) in the Children's House. It is a joy to watch the children interact with each other with a spirit of love and excitement.  Here, the child is seen as capable, competent and curious. We follow the child's interests and provide lessons that build on their individual skill levels.  The children have the opportunity to learn independence as they choose work with Montessori materials in the areas of Practical Life (life skills), Sensorial (exploration of the senses), Math, Language and Cultural Studies (science, geography, history). Our goal is to create a learning community where everyone shares their thinking and helps one another. 

 A little bit about me: 

Favorite colors: turquoise and purple

Favorite book: too many to list

Favorite food: chocolate and sushi

Other favorite things: knitting, making earrings, going to the cabin, yoga, time with family and friends 

My family: My two grown sons, Isaac and Nick/wife Laura


I look forward to a wonderful school year with you and your child!


Daily Schedule 


"The child is both a hope and a promise for mankind."  - Maria Montessori


"If a child is to keep his inborn sense of wonder... he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement and mystery of the world we live in." - Rachel Carson