September 25, 2018

Hello Kiva Community,

The Children’s Kiva Montessori Elementary/Middle School Board (Board) announces that Susan Likes has resigned from her position as Head of School. She will continue to be on staff through October 5th to support the transition of her duties. Our Finance Director, Urulu Yazzie, will be the point of contact while we search for a new school leader. During this time the Board will be working diligently with our amazing staff to ensure that our school continues to prosper and move into our new location.

The Board will begin the search for a new Head of School immediately. Our Hiring and Evaluation Committee will reach near and far to find a new leader. This committee welcomes any volunteers who are interested in providing input in seeking a new Head of School, as well as ensuring our school finds the leader we need to create a bright future. The Board will post updates and subcommittee meetings for all interested parties on the school’s website under the Board of Directors tab.  At this time of transition and opportunity we will work closely with the board, staff, and Director of Children’s House to meet our daily school needs and fulfill our schools’ shared Vision.

We understand first hand how difficult change can be and we are here to support you along the way.  Our amazing teachers and staff have also stepped up to the plate to support this transition and will provide additional support to our students.

The Children’s Kiva Montessori Elementary/Middle School Board is excited for our next chapter. Please feel free to reach out at with any questions.


Children’s Kiva Montessori Elementary/Middle School Board