Upper Elementary Staff


Nancy Steinke received a B.S. and M.S. in Nursing from the University of Wisconsin, and her Ph.D. in Nursing from the University of Arizona. She has previously served as a pediatric nurse, School Nurse at the Arizona School for the Deaf and Blind, Girl Scout leader, University of Arizona College of Nursing researcher and teacher, and a college professor. Nancy’s students at Hermosa benefit immensely from her intelligence, her scientific expertise, her kindness, and her abilities to help students collaborate, think critically, and discover solutions.

Haley Wilson, a native Tucsonan, received her B.A. in History from the University of Arizona her M.A. in Elementary Education from Northern Arizona University, and NAMC Montessori certification. Before joining Hermosa, Haley worked with students and children at Casa de los Niños and Tucson High Magnet School. Haley’s introduction to the Montessori Method came while searching for a pre-school for her daughter. She wanted a school that would see her child as the individual she is, instead of simply part of the crowd. She enjoys being part of the Hermosa community, and as a teacher who sparks each child’s natural wonder, curiosity and independence

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An Excelling School

Hermosa is proud to be an excelling Tucson charter school--the highest rank Arizona awards to schools.

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Hermosa Montessori School is located in a distinctive Tucson location especially chosen for its beauty.

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Montessori Method

Montessori is both a philosophy and psychology of child growth and development--and an educational system for guiding such growth.

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