Get to Know Our Family

Kari Sanders- Director & Co-Owner

​Kari has been working at Der Kinderhuis since 1991, and bought the business in 2005 along with her husband Troy and two sisters: Tami Murray and Mari Muehlhausen.

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Miss Tami- Co-Owner, Assistant Director, Program Supervisor

Miss Tami has been working with children most of her life, and began her time at DKH in June of 1982. Soon after beginning work at the school she earned a degree in Early Childhood Education and her Montessori Certification. .


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Miss Geni- A Class - Lead Teacher

Miss Geni did her Montessori internship at Bellevue Montessori and has been working at Der Kinderhuis since 1986. She is the Lead Teacher in A class and oversees both C1 and C2 Classes. Geni is also a sister to Kari and Tami. 


Mr. Jesse - D Class - Lead Teacher

Mr. Jesse has been with us for more than 4 years. He trained under both Ms. Geni and Ms. Julie, before stepping into the role of lead teacher while completing his Montessori Training. 

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Miss Julie- "B" Lead Teacher

Miss Julie has been teaching since 1991 and has been a Montessori Teacher for 16 years. She has taught in Southern California and Tennessee.  Both of her children grew up going to Montessori schools.  Julie has taught a wide range from infants to elementary age children.

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