Ms. Helena

“I enjoy being a part of creating a community of young learners that are inquisitive, confident, kind, and who are excited about their school day. Every day at Children’s House Montessori School I see exceptional teachers nurturing and guiding each child to develop fully into the person he or she is destined to be. I am excited to be a part of the CHMS community!”

Assistant Director and Montessori Teacher

Education: M.A. in Education and a B.A. in Child Development from Concordia University

Montessori Credentials: Early Childhood (AMS) / Institute for Advanced Montessori Studies, Silver Spring, MD – 2004

Helena Crick is the assistant director at Children’s House and the lead Montessori Teacher in the Sunset Room. Helena has served as an intern teacher trainer and consultant, school director and curriculum coordinator in the early childhood setting, and as a faculty member in the Education degree program at Columbia College.

Originally from Northampton, England, Helena considers herself a citizen of both the US and the UK, enjoying both sweet tea and a cup of tea, preferably in a china cup!

“I have many fond memories of spending my school summers in England with my extended family. Both my parents worked and so when I was old enough to send on a plane by myself they would send me over there for a few months until school started again.  It was wonderful getting to walk down to the shops to pick up the shopping items with my gran and then to help her with the cooking and baking. My grandmother was an AMAZING baker, having been ‘in service’ in her younger pre-marriage days where large quantities of bakery items would be expected. She would produce so many assorted goodies in speedy fashion! We all thoroughly enjoyed her ability to make magic with just a few essential ingredients!”

Helena loves visiting Skyline Drive in the fall with her fiancé, Chris, and enjoying the foliage. With her English background, it comes as no surprise that she’s also a fan of The Crown on Netflix!