Cameron Gehlen

Executive Director, Compass Montessori School Last Updated: 10/17/2019 2:29 PM


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Dr. Cameron E Gehlen 
Principal Compass Montessori School 

Wheat Ridge Campus - 10399 W. 44th Ave. Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
Phone: (303) 420-8288 ext 233

Golden Campus - 4441 Salvia St., Golden, CO 80403
Phone (303) 271-1977

     Hello, my name is Cameron Gehlen, and I’m thrilled to be the Executive Director of Compass Montessori. This is my fourteenth year in the Compass Community, the first ten of which I spent teaching in lower elementary on the Wheat Ridge campus. I have enjoyed taking on my leadership roles at Compass. I was the Wheat Ridge Principal for four years and stepped into the role of Executive Principal of both campuses last year. I am honored and excited to move into the position of Executive Director wherein I will continue to serve Compass by ensuring that our Montessori programming is high quality and consistent throughout all levels and across campuses. I look forward
to supporting the children, families, and staff on both campuses again this year.


     I was born in Steamboat Springs, Colorado and completed my BA in Child Psychology from the University of Kansas. I moved to Boulder to complete my AMS Montessori training and received my Montessori credential from the Montessori Education Center of the Rockies in 2003.


     During my time as a co-teacher in the Cypress Room at Compass, I earned my Masters in Education from Regis University. Soon after, I decided to pursue leadership and attended the University of Colorado Denver to attain my principal’s license along with an Ed S. in Educational Leadership and Policy. Last year I received my Doctorate from CU’s Leadership for Educational Equity Program and continue to work with the Colorado Montessori Association, and it ’s public/private coalition to create more cohesion among Montessori schools in Colorado.


     I live in the Mayfair neighborhood of Denver with my husband Ryan and two dogs Hailee and Charlie. I love running, skiing, and trying new restaurants! I am a passionate educator and leader and am dedicated to ensuring the success of all learners.