Sunnybrook Montessori School

Montessori preschool & kindergarten in New Hampshire's North Country

Meet the Teachers


Lyn Schmucker

Lyn is a north country native who has a lifelong association with Sunnybrook Montessori School, as a former student herself and parent of three alumni students. 

She assumed the role of Directress in the fall of 2012, bringing many years of experience in early education.  She holds a BS in Early Childhood/Special Education from the University of Maine at Farmington and an MS in Early Childhood Development and Education from Wheelock College.  She attained her Preschool/Kindergarten Montessori diploma in 2013 from the North American Montessori Center.

Lyn loves spending her days with the children of Sunnybrook and finds endless joy in conversing with, observing, and guiding them as they explore and discover the world. She is passionate about creating, learning, books, science, and reading.

LEAD TEACHER – Michelle Broughton

Michelle Broughton

Michelle moved to Lancaster from central New Hampshire in 2017 with her family. Together, they enjoy spending time outdoors exploring the local hiking trails, lakes, and rivers. In her free time, she enjoys gardening, cooking, biking on the rail trail, and cross country skiing. Michelle earned a certificate in Early Childhood Education from NHTI in 2016. She has a background in the restaurant and food service industry, and has also worked as a private childcare provider for families in their homes. She is excited to be joining the classroom at Sunnybrook!


Makenna Allen

Makenna is a student at White Mountain Community College. She has lived in Lancaster her whole life. She enjoys reading, writing, art, and music. Makenna will graduate with her bachelors in education in 2023. She is excited to jump into the classroom at Sunnybrook!