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Our Mission

 The mission of Academy of the Winds is to create an academically rigorous, hands-on learning environment rooted in Montessori Methods, that engages each student’s unique abilities, develops creative critical thinking skills, and cultivates compassionate, active citizens. 

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What We Are Doing

We are two very passionate educators opening a school in the Fall of 2019. This school will operate as a non-profit, private institution, offering services to ages 3-9 (Preschool-3 grade) in Fremont County. It will bring a much-needed educational option to our community. 

We will be primarily based in the Montessori method of education, integrating cutting-edge educational methods to meet the needs of our students. The school will be rigorous, hands-on, and driven by students needs. 

Jenny Schucker and Cambrya Tafelmeyer

Who We Are

Jenny Schucker holds  a Wyoming Teacher Certification and a National Board Certification in  teaching, with nine years of classroom experience in Wyoming schools.  She retired from full-time teaching two years ago when she had her daughter, although she has worked as a substitute on some occasions in  Lander. While being a full-time mom is rewarding, Jenny  decided that pursuing her dream of establishing a  private school would  allow her the best of both worlds and would permit her to share her love  of learning with a focused group of children and their families. Jenny  will complete her Montessori teaching certification in the summer of  2019 prior to welcoming the first class of students to the Academy of  the Winds in the fall of that year.


Cambrya Tafelmeyer holds a BA in elementary education and has 4+ years of teaching in the classroom. In the public school setting, Cambrya strove to spark interest in young minds and differentiate her instruction in a meaningful way to reach all learners. Since being a mom, she has continued to seek ways to encourage curiosity in her own children. This led her to Montessori Philosophy. Cambrya is eager to pursue this hands-on approach to education with the opening of Academy of the Winds. 

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*Academy of the Winds admits students of any race, color, national origin, and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It doesn't discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.