From Our School to Yours


Designed by Montessori Educators for Montessori Educators

Montessori Workspace grew out of the classroom of Blue Mountain Montessori in Erie, CO. Kerry Merkel, Blue Mountain Montessori teacher and owner, set out to build the best Montessori School she could, making no exception for record keeping. Her husband, Tim Merkel, joined her mission, and together they set out to construct a system that enhanced and extended the Montessori teacher’s natural ability to guide their students to success.


Kerry Merkel

Kerry graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology. After graduation, Kerry discovered the Montessori Method of teaching and subsequently completed the extensive Montessori certification program.

Kerry quickly moved into a lead teaching position in a Montessori school in Colorado, but couldn’t stop dreaming of one day opening a school that was built just for kids and staffed with the best teaching team. Her dream became reality when she and her sister Kelly opened Blue Mountain Montessori in 2007.

Outside the classroom, Kerry enjoys family time with her husband, Tim, and their three children, Darby, Hewitt and Pierce.

Tim Merkel

Several years into his wife's teaching career, Tim noticed Kerry coming home from teaching each day with a dense, heavy binder overflowing with notes. With over 15 years of experience developing software solutions, Tim knew there had to be a better way to manage this critical information. Tim quickly developed version one of Montessori Workspace to help her.

It wasn't long until other teachers and schools were asking for access. It became clear that this was a pain point for all Montessori teachers, and that Montessori Workspace could help. Shortly thereafter, in 2011 Montessori Workspace released an updated version that was quickly adopted and embraced around the world.

Growing Our Community

We at Montessori Workspace look forward to growing with our user community by continuously adding functionality to better meet the specific needs of Montessori teachers and administrators. We would love to hear from you at


Sign Up For Your Free Account Today

When you sign up with Montessori Workspace, your first five students are free forever. After that, you pay just $0.50 per student per month. Add or remove students as enrollment changes, and cancel the service at any time. There's no extra charge for classroom use or teacher log-ins, and there's no set-up fee. All accounts include free technical support and training.

It's easy to determine if Montessori Workspace is right for you by signing up for a free-forever account right now. New users are often surprised by how quickly and easily they can get up and running. In fact, you can start customizing your curriculum right away. Simply enter your name, school name and email address—no need for a credit card to get started.

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