Meet The Team

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Savanah Duell

Hello, my name is Savanah Duell and I am a teacher apart of ZALA, ZAC, and teaching gymnastics to the children! I was a gymnast for almost 10 years, and I have been...

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Josephine Daenen

Hello, my name is Josephine Daenen and I am an assistant teacher for  the ZALA classes. I am currently a sophomore at MSU studying Elementary Education. I...

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Juliet Gleason

HI! My name is Juliet Gleason, and I will be working in the Bridge classroom. I have many years of working with children, beginning with babysitting when I was a... 

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Rebekah Nelson

Rebekah Nelson is the President of the Zoot Adventure Learning Academy. She spent three years bringing the vision and dream of ZALA...

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Rhiannon Reardon

Hello, my name is Rhiannon Reardon.  I am the Director at ZALA.  In 2007 I graduated from MSU-Great Falls with an Associates of...

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Megan Hohn

Hello! My name is Megan Hohn and I am the Assistant Director and the Lead Teacher in the Preschool Room. In 2015, I graduated with...

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Marisa Smith

Hi! I’m Marisa Smith and I am the lead teacher in the infant room. I graduated in 2017 with a degree in Community Health and a minor in Human Development. I have worked.. 

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Laura Tuininga

Hello, my name is Laura Tuininga. I am excited to be working in all the classrooms and getting to know all the kids! My experience with children started after eighth... 

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Deborah Hurn

Hi my name is Deborah Hurn and I was born in New York City. I attended and graduated from a mid western college with a BFA in Art-graphic design. The love of natural...

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Kate Newton

Hi! I’m Kate Newton, and I am excited to be the Assistant Teacher in the Bridge Room! I have been a Registered Nurse for 38 years, 25 of those years in Bozeman. Since...

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Mary Alice Blythe

Hi, I'm Mary Alice and I am an Early Childhood Teacher at ZALA. I earned a Bachelor's Degree in Wildlife Conservation from Virginia Tech in 2017. I became a...

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Faith Nelson

My name is Faith Nelson and I will be working as a ZALA camp counselor for this summer. I recently graduated from Bozeman High School, and will be attending MSU...

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Lauren Boyer

Hello! My name is Lauren Boyer and I am from Lincoln, Nebraska. I am finishing up a PreK-12 Vocal and Instrumental Music Education degree through Nebraska...