Our Teacher Leaders
Margaret Mc Donald (she/her)
Head of School & Support Guide
Margaret Mc Donald has over 30 years of education experience in early childhood, elementary and middle school classrooms as well as school administration. She received her early childhood and elementary Montessori teaching credentials through the London Montessori Centre (LMC) in Dublin, Ireland and holds a certification in school administration from Association Montessori Internationale (AMI). In 2022 she completed a two year certification in Educational Leadership with Whole School Leadership Institute and Loyola University.
Born and raised in Ireland, she has lived in Florida and Colorado prior to arriving in Utah. In her spare time, Margaret enjoys spending time in the garden, taking long rambling walks or just sitting watching the birds visit the feeders. She loves to read, bake and learn new things.
Brandi Allen (she/her)
Early Childhood Guide & Board Treasurer
Since 1989, Brandi Allen has taught children and adults in many settings including Montessori, skiing, yoga, college and teacher training. Being a teacher in diverse conditions has taught her that there is a connection of humanity in all of us. Brandi has worked in administration the past 5 years and is excited to be part of the Wildflower School community.
Brandi has a B.S. in Elementary Education from the University of Utah, a Master in Education from Westminster College and has her AMS Montessori Elementary I-II Certification. Brandi and her husband Earl, have three children - Nate, Emilia, and Oliver with whom they love to enjoy the outdoors.
Chip Reichanadter (he/they)
Elementary Guide & Board Chair
Chip has been involved in the world of education for over 10 years. They began in adaptive education at the Carmen B. Pingree Autism Center of Learning and found their way to Montessori as an assistant to Margaret Mc Donald in an Upper Elementary classroom. This methodology touched and transformed them deeply. They earned their credentials in Elementary Education through the Center for Guided Montessori Studies. Chip has taken on many roles from Adult Educator to Director of Admissions. They are excited to apply these skills in and out of the classroom as a Teacher Leader in the first Wildflower school in Utah.
Chip and their partner, Chad, live amongst many pets and plants in Salt Lake City. They enjoy trying out new recipes, creating art, and exploring the mountains with their dogs.