Meet the Growing Curiosity Guides

Erin Thompson

Lead Guide

Erin Thompson has over a decade of experience in public and private elementary educational institutions, including four years in Wuhan, China teaching ESL to students of varying ages. Having a passion for music and arts her entire life, Erin is a classically trained vocalist, painter, and plays several instruments. Teaching has been the perfect opportunity to combine her love of children and the arts; helping children tap into their own creative potential. She uses her range of experience and skills to facilitate and bring an enrichment to outdoor student activities, whether games, music, art, gardening, and most importantly, having fun in a safe and open environment!



Regina joined Growing Curiosity in September of 2022, and comes to us from a broad Montessori background, having worked in the Montessori world since 2014! She loves Montessori as a teacher, but also for her three girls. Her favorite thing about being a Montessori guide is getting to know each child as an individual and watching children grow and develop across the three to four years they are with us. She is fluent in Spanish and leads up our Spanish curriculum.

Regina received her NAMC Montessori certificate in 2022 and her director’s license in 2023. In her time away from work she has a special interest in learning about criminal justice.


Assistant Guide

Ally joined Growing Curiosity in July of 2023. She is a keen observer and is working on her Master’s in Counseling. We are lucky to have Ally, who inspires each child to do their best. In her spare time Ally loves sewing, quilting, and many other crafts.

Breana Sylvester

Founder, Board Liaison

Our school director, Dr. Breana Sylvester, has taught in a variety of settings and worked with learners ages 2 to adult.  She has a Masters in teaching, and a doctorate in Educational Psychology, and an Early Childhood Montessori Certificate from the Center for Guided Montessori Studies.  Her favorite parts of teaching in the Montessori environment are the watching children’s social abilities grow, and helping children develop a lifelong love of learning.  Breana is committed to growing a thriving learning community, where parents feel welcomed, heard, and involved in their children’s school lives.