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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...


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...


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... 


Rebekah Nelson

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


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.. 


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... 


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... 

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