Stephen Call has been involved in Montessori education since 1975. Stephen received his B.A. in Psychology from Sonoma State College in 1977 Stephen has been Administrating Montessori Schools since 1977. In 1982, He and Claire Gerard opened Pacifica Montessori School in Culver City and in 1986 Stephen and Claire opened Pacifica Montessori School in West L.A.
Claire Gerard is a San Francisco native and received her B.A in World Literature from San Francisco State College in 1967. In 1968 she earned her AMI Montessori credential to teach preschool children from 2 to 6 years of age. She taught and administrated Montessori schools in West Los Angeles, Pasadena and Van Nuys until 1982, when she opened Pacifica Montessori School with Stephen Call. In 1997 she took a sabbatical year and earned an AMI Montessori elementary credential in Washington D.C., qualifying her to teach children from 6 to 12 years. In September of l997 she opened the first elementary Montessori class on the West Los Angeles campus. She is an advocate of the continuing education of the Montessori teacher, has a daughter and an extensive garden.