Jim's educational background includes a Masters in educational leadership and a Doctorate in educational leadership with a dissertation focused on testing and accountability. Jim came to Montessori Academy in 2001 with an extensive background in business. That experience provided a background in sales, purchasing, accounting, operations, and sales management in five different states. He served as CFO at Montessori Academy prior to assuming the responsibilities as the educational leader in 2013. As Executive Director, he oversees the entire nonprofit organization, Montessori Academy, Inc.
Emily has been in the field of education for over 20 years. After receiving her Master’s Degree in Education and a Waldorf certification, she began teaching at a Waldorf school. In 2009, Emily was drawn to Montessori. She enrolled her 3 children in a Montessori school, and worked to become a certified Montessori teacher. She has earned two Montessori certifications, anAMS Infant/Toddler (0-3), and an MEI Early Childhood (3-6). Emily has worked as a Primary teacher, a Toddler teacher, Infant/Toddler Program Director, field consultant, has served on an AMS accreditation team, and given presentations at Montessori conferences.
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