Farewell… Marie Cordero is retiring, and we are going to miss her so much!

When Marie joined KCLC’s staff in August 2015 as our Executive Assistant, KCLC was still very much a fledgling organization, with little infrastructure and very few systems in place.  Marie came in and organized everything, creating the procedures that were needed but didn’t yet exist.

Marie has done a beautiful job, putting together a structure that supports KCLC, provides internal controls, and operates with integrity.  Because of Marie, we have passed our audits with flying colors, and we have created a predictable structure at the school that staff, families, and children can count on.

Marie is discreet and is a model of confidentiality.  And she has used her voice and wisdom in this position to suggest changes in KCLC’s policies or procedures that help make KCLC strong.

Thank you, Marie, for all the contributions you made to KCLC over the years.  Your ideas helped us expand our programming and keep our focus on Keres language revitalization.  We celebrate your five years of service to KCLC.  We will miss your leadership, your wisdom, and your presence. We will especially miss you never letting down in Keres and always, always talking to everyone in our language.  It’s comforting to know that this isn’t a goodbye, but a see you later!

“The whole KCLC community knows and loves Marie, and all of us—children, families, and staff—are going to miss her a lot.” -Trisha Moquino

“Marie has made an immeasurable impact on KCLC as an organization.  We are so fortunate to benefitted from her wisdom, expertise, and humor!” -Mara Matteson

Welcome to KCLC!

Katie Kitchens

We are pleased to welcome Katie Kitchens to KCLC. Katie has both Primary and Elementary training, and will be the Elementary English-speaking Montessori teacher. She comes to us with a decade of experience as a Montessori practitioner and enthusiasm for KCLC’s mission.


Keres Children's Learning Center

Our Mission
Keres Children’s Learning Center (KCLC) strives to reclaim our children’s education and honor our heritage by using a comprehensive cultural and academic curriculum to assist families in nurturing Keres-speaking, holistically healthy, community minded, and academically strong students.

Keres Children's Learning Center

KCLC Coloring Page

We are delighted to share a series of coloring pages to help make sense of these times we are in…with COVID-19 in particular.  Diego Romero (Cochiti Pueblo),  has generously offered to illustrate these pages and has taken great care and time to do so to the best of his abilities.  What looks like a checkerboard around the picture, is a representation of corn kernels.  You can download these coloring sheets, and share with us your final masterpiece by sending back to us at, info@kclcmontessori.org.

We hope you can color together as a family.

CLICK on image below to DOWNLOAD

The 1st picture represents-Honor Pueblo Tradition, Keep Speaking Keres.

The 2nd picture represents-Wearing PPE now to wear our Traditional Clothing Later.

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