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Our Team.

Requirements by the State of Montana to be a licensed caregiver:

  • ADULT, CHILD AND INFANT CPR/FIRST AID CERTIFICATION.

  • UP TO DATE VACCINATIONS.

  • BACKGROUND CHECK.

  • OUT OF STATE BACKGROUND CHECK (IF LIVED OUT OF STATE WITHIN THE LAST 5 YEARS).

  • 16 HOURS OF TRAINING PER YEAR. DIRECTOR IS REQUIRED TO DO 20+ HOURS PER YEAR.

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Maren Griswold

Owner,  Director, and

Lead Toddler Teacher

Originally from Minnesota, I moved to Bozeman in 1995 to go to college, and graduated from Montana State University in 2000.I have had over 20 years of experience caring for children and being a caregiver for the disabled. Along with Storybook, I also have a woodcarving and metalworking business TWISTED ROOT DESIGN that keeps me busy.Storybook is my labor of love, and I am always looking for ways to improve on it for your children to get the best possible experience. I love being able to spend time with all the children here at Story Book, and this also gave me the chance to be with my own children as they grew up!

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Rachel Chapo

Co-director and Lead Infant Teacher

Rachel moved to Montana from Michigan in November of 2007. She graduated from Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology.Her two boys, now both in highs school, attended Storybook Preschool & Daycare; the oldest started in January of 2008. Rachel would have not had it any other way. She firmly feels Storybook is the BEST preschool and daycare in Bozeman and is thrilled to now be a part of the teachers and caregivers that have treated her family so well. A long time Detroit sports fan, you will often see her in her favorite teams shirts, both at the school and around town.One of her favorite things about Montana is the diversity of wildlife and how you can see some of nature's most amazing creatures at any given moment. Also a fan of children and pets, she is excited to spend time with the animals and to learn so much from the little ones who make Storybook the special place it is.

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Abigail Tomlinson

Lead Preschool Teacher

My name is Abi, I was born here in Bozeman and have lived in Montana my whole life. I am the second oldest of four girls. I was home schooled all the way through high school before deciding to pursue a college degree. I loved being home schooled because I am pretty independent, and it gave me a lot of freedom to get a babysitting job! In the future, I hope to continue to work with children and families, and start a family of my own someday.

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Kennedy Fiedler

Early Childhood Teacher

Kennedy was born and raised here in Bozeman, and graduated from Bozeman high school.  She now attends Montana State University and is pursuing a degree in English with a focus in writing. 

 

She grew up with younger siblings and a lot of relatives with children, and has always enjoyed spending time with them.  She is an amazing human and joy to be around, and the kids here absolutely love and adore her! 

 

In her spare time she loves to hang out with her friends.

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Carys Griswold

Assistant Early Childhood Teacher

Carys is a junior at Gallatin Valley high school here in Bozeman. She is the reason that Storybook exists, as her mother Maren started it when she was born in order to spend time with her. This is home to her, and her love for children is immense.

 

Carys plays Soccer, and is an amazing musician. She can play the piano, violin, guitar and trumpet.

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Sophia Hallengrogg

Substitute Early Childhood Teacher

Sophia was raised here in the Gallatin Valley, and even attended Storybook as a child.  She has always loved working with kids , and started here as soon as she was old enough to be able to. 

 

Sophia graduated in 2023 as valedictorian of her  class, and has since  moved off to   University of Michigan in Ann Arbor to pursue a nursing degree.  When she is home during the Summer and holiday breaks she is back at Storybook  with all the kids she loves. She is a very accomplished dancer, and still works with little ones teaching dance also. 

 

We are so grateful that she chooses to come back to Storybook when she can! 

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