Teaching Staff

Jamie Mountford, Head Teacher

Many island parents know Jamie from her volunteer work as a director of music for youth musical theater programs at San Juan Community Theater.  Jamie holds a BS degree from Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee.  Her Early Childhood Education preparation includes  STARS training in child care, post-baccalaureate coursework in Early Childhood Education and Child Development at Clark College in Vancouver, WA, and the Opal School workshop in Portland, OR.  She has many years of professional experience in a Pre-K setting in a variety of roles.  She is also the proud mother of our excellent Teacher’s Aide, Anabelle.



Kim Erickson, Assistant Teacher

Kim has been working with San Juan Island children as a preschool teacher, classroom assistant, and substitute teacher for more than a decade.  She has been a regular volunteer at Friday Harbor Elementary school and also a Den Leader for Cub Scouts. She and her husband have two sons.


Anabelle Mountford, Teacher’s Aide

Anabelle is beginning her second year assisting our teachers in virtually all aspects of our program.  She represents the third generation of her family to work in Early Childhood Education.  She has been been a valuable addition to our program, and we are delighted to have her back for another year!





Margaret Barker, Founder

Saint David’s Day School owes its existence to Margaret’s vision, experience and perseverance.  Although she has now retired from the classroom, she continues to be closely involved with the governance of the school, and serves as a supervisor and mentor to our teaching staff.

Margaret came to us with more than twenty years of experience teaching Kindergarten at The Lexington School in Lexington, KY and fourteen additional years teaching at the preschool level.  Mrs. Barker has been a presenter at local, state, and national NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children) conventions.  Margaret and her husband have been residents of San Juan Island since 2006.