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Heike Larson is the Vice President of Parent Outreach at LePort Schools. She lives in Oakland, CA, with her husband, and her two children, who both attend a Mandarin immersion Montessori program. To read Heike's full professional bio, click here.
Ray Girn is the Chief Executive Officer at LePort Schools. Passionate about Montessori education, and experienced in teaching the upper grades, Mr. Girn is excited to explore and write about LePort's unique Knowledge for Life approach for children of all ages.
Jesse McCarthy is Executive Advisor at LePort Schools. Over the years, he has served in many roles, including Administrator Director, Teacher, Curriculum Coordinator for the History Department, and Head of School in Mission Viejo and Irvine (Spectrum). Mr. McCarthy understands LePort from all angles, and he utilizes his versatility while working on projects contributing to overall company growth.
Lindsay Journo is the Vice President of Academics at LePort Schools. Mrs. Journo focuses on curriculum development and implementation for all of our schools, and oversees the schools’ academic staff. She lives in Irvine with her husband and two young children, who both attend LePort's Montessori program.
Cornelia Lockitch is the Montessori Curriculum Coordinator at LePort Schools. Mrs. Lockitch, whose two young children both attend LePort, holds an AMI diploma for both primary and elementary. She guides curriculum projects, develops parent education materials, and works with the Montessori staff at all campuses to help make LePort an outstanding school.
Jennifer Friend is a writer for LePort Schools. Mrs. Friend aims to guide current and prospective LePort families through the process of discovering the many facets of Montessori. She has been involved with Montessori education for over 11 years as a parent, teacher, administrator and Montessori advocate. She lives in Eastern North Carolina with her husband and four children, all of whom are Montessori students.