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 Staff

We are looking for Parent Volunteer Teachers and Subs!

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, Spanish and of course the ABC’s!

Jenna, Alianna’s Mom, is here on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.  Jenna is in her fourth year here! 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 gets the credit for regularly transforming our classroom into new and exciting subjects for us to learn about and experience.  Alianna joins us for summer camp and loves her friends, the garden room and the swimming pool.

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 has been with Oakhaven for five years!  She 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!

Autumn, Moses’ and Mary’s Mom is our newbie. Autumn is a local who is interested in becoming a Montessori teacher and trying out her wings here with us at Oakhaven.  You’ll see her most of the week:-)  Autumn helps our youngsters learn the ropes and step up to the plate. She is especially skilled at connecting to the children. She and Jenna have been besties since Moses and Alianna were newborns :-).  We are lucky to have Mary here at Oakhaven this year as well.  Mary loves new things and has a quick smile, what a cutie! Moses is here when his school is closed, he quietly takes it all in and tows the line, he’s a great kid!

Michelle, Amaya’s Mom, is with us as an sub, office helper, organizer and cleaner extraordinaire. She and Amaya have been a part of our Oakhaven Family for 5 years now!  Both Michelle and Amaya could run the place.  Michelle loves to work outside and do fun projects.  Amaya is off to first grade this year and is here regularly and for summer camp. We love our Amaya and Michelle!

Sara, Luna’s Mom, is one of our wonderful subs. She and Luna have been a treasured part of our Oakhaven Family going on for 3 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. Luna is here now and then and for summer camp. She is a sweetie pie who loves to organize her friends and play games.  We’re lucky to have them both!

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