Welcome to Classroom 5!

Dear Classroom 5 Families,  

My name is Janelle Medders and I am the lead teacher in Classroom 5. I have been a part of Desert Garden Montessori since June of 1999, during which time I’ve seen DGM evolve and grow. I’m so fortunate to have been able to spend my years here, developing as a teacher and as parent over these past years. I have three beautiful children who have all attended Desert Garden. I have had the privilege of working in many areas at DGM, but 17 of those years were spent working with our toddler program as an assistant and then as a lead.  

I am so excited to be back in Classroom 5 again! I was the lead in Classroom 5 before taking on leadership in launching our Early Toddler program. Now that Early Toddler is off and running, I am back in Classroom 5 and eager to work with your kiddos!  

I’m very glad that we all still get to be together even if we aren’t able to intermingle with the other classrooms on campus right now. Once we have confirmation that being one large community is safe again, we will be so glad to see family faces at drop off and pick up. Thank you for continuing to support Desert Garden and keeping us all healthy by following our new protocols, too. 

If you would like to connect with me, please email me anytime at jmedders@desertgardenmontessori.orgIn order for us to serve your child during the school day, please allow for a 24-hour turnaround time for an email response. Please also keep an eye on the Classroom 5 page on our website for additional updates on our communication systems.  

I am looking forward to serving your child!  


Ms. Janelle