Christy Binn, Lead Guide - Primary

Christy Binn brings a wealth of experience as a Montessorian, from her bachelor’s degree in Mental Health to the Montessori school she started in Belize City, Belize.  Her heart is set on meeting the needs of children.  After graduating college, a job search led her to a Montessori school and she knew that is what she needed to do.  During a family visit to St. Louis, she met Dr. Annette Haines, the Association Montessori Internationale trainer, and enrolled in training, the next summer.  She has been a lead guide since 2012, after being an assistant for two years. 

Christy’s calm demeanor is the perfect match for children learning to regulate their emotions. Her ability to create beautiful environments, her keen observation skills, and deep knowledge of the Montessori method make her an ideal fit for children.

Christy joined Clay-Platte Montessori school in 2019.


  • BSA in Mental Health

  • Elementary Diploma, Association Montessori Internationale (AMI)