Phone: 314-384-6978


Degrees and Certifications:

M. Ed, Arts in Education, University of Minnesota B.A., Education, Saint Louis University

Mrs. Cara Ristau


I am a teacher and an artist who has been teaching at Washington Montessori since 2019. I fell in love with art education as an intern with the Contemporary Art Museum, during which time I always wanted to have my own classroom. In my own work, I enjoy printmaking, painting portraits and playing keyboard in several different local bands. 

Throughout the school year, we will be exploring many techniques with sculpture, drawing, painting, and printmaking, and most importantly, discovering the artists that surround us!

I can be reached via the email on this page as well as on Washington Montessori's Class Dojo. Additionally, I am a member of your child's teacher's teams page. Any virtual assignments will be posted on this website as well as the "Visual Arts" channel of your student's teacher's page.