Faculty and Staff


Susan DeMont, Owner

Susan DeMont, the owner and director of the Namasté Montessori School has been living in the New Hampshire area for over 20 years. Susan received her Montessori certification from the Northeast Montessori Institute in 1995.

Susan has worked as an early childhood educator in several Montessori schools, large and small. In 2005 Susan received a Bachelor’s degree in early childhood development from Lesley University. While working toward this life long goal Susan opened the first Manchester School of Montessori in Manchester, NH. After several years of providing a small Montessori learning environment for young children, Susan moved to Goffstown NH to open the Namasté Montessori School.

Under Susan’s direction, Namasté Montessori School provides a safe and nurturing learning environment for young children.

Kelly Chiras joined Namaste’ Montessori School in 2016 as an assistant teacher in the Children’s House. She began her journey with Namaste’ Montessori School as a parent from 2008-2014, when her son and then followed by her daughter attended the preschool and kindergarten programs there. During this time she volunteered her time at the school and fell in love with the philospohy of Namaste’ Montessori School and is excited to begin her own journey there.

She obtained her Bachelor’s degree from Plymouth State College in Early Childhood Studies and also her Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from NHCTC-Nashua. She has worked with children since 1999 in many different settings and has worked with many age groups from infants through middle school aged children. She is looking forward to pursuing her goals of getting certified in the Montessori method and working with each of your children!


Kelly Chiras


Jessica Clark

Jessica Clark joined Namasté Montessori School in 2014 as an assistant teacher in the Children’s House. She has earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Master’s degree in Public Policy. In addition, in 2013 she completed additional training in child development, special education and creative arts. Jessica teaches the lower elementary program for children ages six to nine years old. She completed her elementary certification from the Seacoast Montessori Center.  Jessica enjoys sharing her love of gardening and the outdoors with the children.

Our Yoga Instructor – Dodi Mitchell is an experienced Yoga Instructor with a foundation in Kripalu , Kundalini and Children’s Yoga, (including ChildLight Yoga!  Creative Relaxation, and My OM Abilities)   She a Usui/Holy Fire & Karuna Reiki Master/Teacher, an accomplished musician and an intuitive healer.  Dodi has over 35 years of experience working with individuals with special needs and their families, in both community and individual settings. Dodi has dedicated her life to raising the collective awareness to the value and contribution of individuals with special needs in our society and brings this dedication into her teaching and healing practice.  At Infinite Souls Healing, her center in Nashua, NH, Dodi uses Reiki, Crystal Bed Therapy, Meditation, Yoga & Sound healing to assist these and all individuals in tapping into their own innate healing abilities, releasing stress and anxiety and finding peace and balance in a challenging world.


Dodi Mitchell

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