Bloomington Faculty and Staff

CMTC Board of Directors

Dr. Randy Dirks, Mr. David Haas, Mrs. Rebecca Dirks and Mrs. Michelle Lee Thompson

Rebecca Dirks

Bloomington Campus Director

Credentials: Bachelor of Religious Education BRE Ambrose University, Advanced Certificate of Spanish Fluency – Instituto de Idiomas, MA/CP  Trinity Global University – Chicago, Certificate – Montessori Live, Teaching Certificate – Musikgarten (Montessori Music Education), Teaching Certificate – Godly Play

“It gives me great joy to see children eagerly involved in their personal learning.  I’m deeply grateful to be a part of providing a gentle, calm, vibrant and rich learning Christian environment which benefits both children and families.”

Heather Schultz “Ms. Heather”

Faculty since 2015, Bethany Children’s House ages 3-6

Credentials: BS in Children’s Ministry from Indiana Wesleyan University; Montessori Certificate from Bethany International

“I love watching a child’s eyes light up when they learn. I love that at HIH this can be done through a Biblical lens.”

Sharon Tapaoan Reichardt, “Miss Sharon”

Preschool Teacher since 2016

Credentials: Bachelor of Arts in Ministry from School of Church Planting, Philippines; Certificate in Intercultural Studies from Great Commission Missionary School, Philippines; Certificate in Montessori Instruction from Bethany College of Mission, USA; Bachelor of Science in Child Development with a specialization in Administration and Management (current student) Walden University, USA; Walden Acceleration Into Master’s Program in Early Childhood Studies (current student) Walden University, USA

“I am passionate about young learners.  I love being  involved in a community such as HIH, one that is dedicated to nurturing the holistic well-being of children.”

Marlene Testa Lee  “Mrs. Lee”

Music Director and Parent Educator/Faith Formation, Since the Founding of HIHCM in 1999. Music Director and Parent Educator/Faith Formation; FAA Music Director; Piano Instructor; Grades 1-Adult; Jubilate Ringers & Singers, Gr.3-8; Child Alive Institute – Adult Education; Do, Re For Me!! Summer Music Camp

Credentials: Bachelor of Music Degree/Piano MacPhail College of Music/Mpls.MN; Bachelor of Music Education/Kg-12th  MacPhail College of Music/Mpls.MN; Master of Arts/Curriculum & Instruction, University of St.Thomas/St.Paul, MN; Life Teaching Licensure/Music Kg-12th, State of Minnesota;  Early Childhood Certificate/Montessori Centre International, London England UK; Early Childhood Certificate & Licensure/ Musikgarten, Inc. Greensboro, NC; Godly Play Certificate, Jerome Berryman, Centre for the Spiritually of Young Children, Texas;  Child Alive Institute Certificate/ HIHCM

“I am so grateful to the Lord for HIS abundant Blessings, for the privilege of receiving the finest training from the finest trainers in my career and the opportunity to work along side of my one and only daughter, Michelle Lee Thompson!”

Michelle Lee Thompson “Mrs. Thompson”

Staff and Faculty since 1999, Dean and Executive Director; Family Preschool and Family Musik (ages 0-3 years)

Credentials: Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from Bethel University; Master’s Degree in Instructional Leadership with a Montessori Concentration from Argosy University; Certificate of Montessori Theory from Montessori Centre International, London; Certificate of Montessori Elementary Education from Child Alive Institute

“Leading Hand In Hand Christian Montessori is more than my job, it is my joy! I love inspiring staff and faculty, parents and children to be all God intended!”