Duna Strachan, BS AMS MEd
Soaring Wings International Montessori School
Duna founded Soaring Wings in 1987. She received a BS in Wildlife Biology from Arizona State University and was in the midst of a Master’s degree in Environmental Zoology when parenthood suddenly drew her attention to the world of Montessori. Duna found that her science background lent itself to the science based Montessori method and enabled her to be a “Renaissance woman”, dabbling in art, music, geography, literature and math as well as science. Duna holds Montessori credentials at the Infant/Toddler and Early Child levels. She was founding president of the Utah Montessori Council, coordinates the annual state teacher conference and hosts teacher training workshops. She lives in Park Meadows with her husband, best friend, and administrator, Bruce King. Her two Montessori children, Lina and Leith, are grown but the family still enjoys frequent boating expeditions. Duna also received her MEd from St Catherine University. Click here to download Duna’s résumé.
As Executive Director of Soaring Wings, Duna oversees classroom quality, curriculum integrity, faculty development and community projects aimed at continual improvement and growth of the school.
The sun streams in around a child by the window plunking out sounds on the chimes. Although there is no discernible tune the sound is a musical background to the quiet bustle of the toddler class. Others are enjoying a snack they have helped to prepare, washing dishes, matching pictures and objects, painting and looking…Continue Reading...