Lead Teacher: Taylor Brendmoen

Taylor Brendmoen has a Bachelor’s degree in Child Psychology, Spanish, and Chicana/o Studies from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities. She is currently finishing up her Master of Education and Montessori certification from the University of Wisconsin – River Falls.

Taylor has experience in Montessori preschool, traditional preschool and Spanish immersion preschool. She has traveled in Central and South America and likes to bring the Spanish language and various cultures into the classroom through storytelling, music, and artifacts. She is also a yogi who tries to incorporate as much movement as possible into the classroom. Through careful observation, Taylor ensures that all the students’ needs are met to the best of her ability. She loves following the lead of the child and watching where their curiosities and learning takes them!


Teacher: Nora Cruden

Nora Cruden, an educator in Montessori Primary environments since 1976, has been Lead Directress at Kinderhaus since 1988. Nora attained her Bachelor's Degree in Child Psychology from the University of Minnesota, and has an American Montessori Society Primary Teaching Certificate from the Twin Cities Montessori Training Center which is now affiliated with the College of St. Catherine. 

Integrating various cultural holidays and basic Spanish vocabulary, she brings the world into the classroom. Nora's commitment to the Montessori approach ensures Kinderhaus provides an exceptional program.