Our Staff

Our school and staff are members of the following Montessori organizations: Association Montessori Internationale, American Montessori Society, North American Montessori Teachers’ Association, International Montessori Council, and Oregon Montessori Association.

River Song School Director

robinRobin Johnson, Founder and Director

Robin is the founder and director of River Song Montessori, Inc, a year-round non-profit Montessori school, currently in its seventh year and whose programs are implemented in various other schools around the globe. With over 20 years’ experience as an educator, she has worked in Montessori classrooms across the nation. In addition to her formal training, Robin has received extensive guidance and mentorship from Montessori Master Teachers, which has helped to shape her unique approach in the classroom and her dynamic curricula. Driven by her love of children and fondness for their creativity,  Robin helps her students’ imaginations and ideas come to life. Robin is also the guide in the Aspen classroom.

AMI: Association Montessori Internationale member since 2009, AMS: American Montessori Society training from Carla McQuillan, NAMTA: North American Montessori Teachers Association Primary diploma and start on lower elementary, IMC :International Montessori Council RS member, OMA: Oregon Montessori Association member

River Song School Staff

Amber Dean, Oak Teacher

My name is Amber Dean and I am a mother to 3 beautiful children. I have been working within a Montessori classroom for 10 years now and have officially started my training to be a certified Montessori teacher. My hobbies include photography, being outside with my kids, swimming, and walking my dog. I am born and raised right here in Bend. Teaching children has been a passion of mine for many years and am looking forward to serving the community.


Lori Eyre, After Care Director

Lori Eyre began working at River Song this summer.  Beginning in September, Lori will be the After Care Director. Lori has schooling and a degree with emphasis in Early Childhood Education and is a step 10 on the Oregon Registry, and has been receiving Montessori training this summer.  Lori has been a head preschool teacher for over 15 years and has over 20 years of experience working in a preschool setting with birth to 5 year olds. For the last 8 years Lori was a teacher advocate and home visitor for Head Start.  She is happy to start this new journey at River Song and looks forward to getting to know your children and families.


Meet River Song’s Board

Board President:  

Gregory Amanti, Crahmanti Art & Design Firm, Bend, Or.

Board Members:

Dennis O’Shea, Retired Educator, PHD English, Bend, Or.

Brittain Price, Architectural Designer, Rogue River, Or.

Carla McQuillan, Montessori Master Trainer and Montessori Director/owner of Main St. Montessori, Eugene, Or.

Isha Sever,  Educator, MA Education, Medford, Or.