Toko Blais Odorczuk

Director of Admissions and Development

“The classroom truly is the child’s sanctuary, and I feel privileged to be a part of it every day. I always find myself speechless when observing a classroom in action: the happy buzz of activity and the children helping each other. They are independent and eager to learn, and the joy I feel when I witness a child accomplish a task that was initially a struggle is priceless.”

Toko has been a part of the MSGH team since 2001, serving the school in numerous capacities. In addition to being a Primary Assistant and later a Toddler Guide, Toko ran an afternoon music program for the elementary students and at one point, oversaw the Adolescent Music Program which included teaching music theory. Toko has supported our Board with their administrative duties and was instrumental in coordinating our CAIS Accreditation Self-Study.

Toko offers numerous child/parent classes, is a guest lecturer at area universities and organizations, and is a mentor not only to our Toddler staff but also to current and future Montessori educators.

Toko holds a BA in English Literature and Music Theory/Composition. Her AMI diploma is from The Montessori Institute in Denver, Colorado and she is a certified Instructor of Infant Massage through the International Association of Infant Massage.

Her hobbies include biking with her two children and husband Steve, reading, and day dreaming of days when sleeping in was an option.