Meet Our Staff


Head of School & Lead Guide Children's House

Kai holds a BA, BEd, Association Montessori International (AMI) Primary Certificate, MEd in Montessori Education, she founded red cottage and has taught in the Children’s House for 9 years.

Kelsie Kuyath

Director of Business Operations 

Kelsie holds a Bachelors

 degree in Business Administration and founded the Non-Profit organization, One Shake Is All It Takes, in 2013.  Her daughters have attended Red Cottage since 2014 and she joined our team in 2018.

Jessica Wheeler

Lead Guide Elementary House 

Kate Ryan

Lead Guide Toddler House 

Kate has a degree in Early Childhood Education. She has worked in the children's house and currently is in the toddler community. She has been with Red Cottage since 2014. 

Brandi Titus

Children's House Guide

Kate Bauman

Guide Elementary House

Diane Cooke 


Diane retired from Hastings School District as a paraprofessional with Special Ed preschool for 12 years. Before that she worked as an early childhood teacher assistant for daycare/childcare centers in Hastings for 20 years. 

Brooke Herling 

Elementary Assistant

Erin Spieker

Toddler & Day House Assistant

Holly Kruger

Children's House Assistant 

Susan Forsythe

Music Teacher 

5225 US Highway 61 #3

Red Wing, MN 55066







Red Cottage Montessori School admits students of any race, color, national and origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. Red Cottage Montessori School does not discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation, age, race, color, national and ethnic origin, marital status in administration of its employment, educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship program, and other school-administered programs.      

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