Lead Teacher - Early Toddler CR3
Ms. Janelle Medders is the Lead Teacher of Classroom 3. She has been a part of the Desert Garden Community since June of 1999,
working first as a late day assistant in primary, then an assistant teacher and finally a lead teacher. She received her infant toddler
training from the Montessori Education Center of the Rockies in 2002 under the direction of Virginia Hennes and Donahue Shortridge.
Janelle discovered her love for the toddler classroom after taking on a long term subbing position her first year at Desert Garden. She
grew up in Ahwatukee and still calls it home, where she currently raises her three children with her husband.