Tulum Dothee, Owner & Director

Tulum Dothee, owner and school director, has been involved with Montessori since 1978 and has worked with families since 1971. She holds an Association Montessori Internationale Diploma from London, England in ages 3-6+ years, was trained with the American Montessori Society in toddlers, and holds adult education credentials in child and human development, health education and small business management.

Tulum operates Oakhaven, teaches classes in parenting and personal growth, is a certified clinical hypnotherapist in private practice, writes mindful parenting tip articles and has a degree in Medical Assistance, specializing in family practice and ob/gyn. She is in the process of manefesting a life goal: To create a Parenting Blog!

For more info contact Tulum. Tulum is the Head Teacher and takes care of the office whenever she has a spare moment.

Oakhaven Volunteer Parent Staff

We are looking for Parent Volunteer Teachers!

Come learn, play and benefit from joining our Volunteer Staff.

For More info: Call 503 271-1258 or email tulum@oakhavenmontessori.com. 

We are a parent participation school. Who else but a fellow parent is going to be as dedicated to creating the best preschool and camp experience for our children! These gals are a big part of why Oakhaven is so special. Our parent volunteers rotate cultural subjects and apply those subjects to these core areas: art, science, music, cooking, yoga, movement, cultural studies and of course the ABC’s!

Laura, Tesla’s and Halley’s Mom, just joined us on Mondays . She and her family moved up here to the foothills from the Bay Area last summer and love country living! Laura is sweet and kind and always ready to give a big hug! Her daughter Tesla is a bright, curious girl who loves her independence and Halley is adorable and loves coming to school with her big sister!

Jenna, Alianna’s Mom, is here on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.  Jenna is moving into the third year here and the children love her and her fun arts and crafts projects. She is kind and gentle and a big help with our new little ones as well as being a wiz at organizing and cleaning.  She and Michelle get the credit for regularly transforming our classroom into new and exciting subjects for us to learn about and experience.  Alianna just finished up her transitional kindergarten year and loves her friends, the garden room and swimming pool. This year she joins us on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons for enrichment.

Diane, Charles’ Mum, is in the office on Wednesdays and in and out during the week.  She wears many hats: our admin assistant, teacher trainer and sometimes classroom teacher.  Diane is in her fourth year here. Diane has a great work ethic and does a smashing job of  getting the office into shape, following the rules and training new helpers. Charles is here for summer camp, wait till you hear Charles’ darling British accent! Diane loves to share songs with finger play and movement and we love to do them with her, so fun!

Sara, Luna’s Mom, is our newbie, though both she and Luna have been a treasured part of our Oakhaven Family for 2 years now!  Sara is kind, to show respect for the child and firm, to show respect for us adults and the needs of the situation, just what we need!  She makes sure we follow the rules and treat each other, the animals and our environment with love and respect!  Even better Sara is a top notch body worker and helps us stay grounded.  We’re lucky to have then both!

Maria, Everley and Marcel’s Mom is our Trusty Thursday Gal.  She and her family relocated here from San Francisco a year ago and have Big City Smarts!  Maria is passionate about music and art.  You can count on Maria to step up to the plate and get the job done! Everley just finished up kindergarten enrichment and summer camp here at Oakhaven this year, she passed her swim test this summer and loves to dive down and touch the Buddha at the bottom of the pool.  Marcel is an inquisitive 4 year old who loves figuring out how things work and surprises us with his poignant observations of the world around him. Wait till you see Maria’s fashion sense!

Michelle., Amaya’s Mom, is with us on Fridays. She and Amaya have been a part of our Oakhaven Family for 4 years now!  Both Michelle and Amaya could run the place.  Michelle loves to work outside and do fun projects.  She and Jenna make rotating our classroom activities and decorations look like a breeze!  Amaya is off to kindergarten this year and will pop in regularly to see us. We love our Amaya and Michelle!

All of us use Tried and True Mindful Parenting Techniques.  For Mindful Parenting Tips come join a class, learn more: Counseling and Classes. For Info on our discipline policy go to Discipline Policy