Montessori Campus Advisory Board
The Montessori Campus Advisory Board was formed as a result of the July 1, 2020 merger of Stonebrook Montessori (formerly a charter school) and Michael R. White Elementary School to create the Stonebrook-White Montessori Campus. The board is structured to play an important role in supporting the Stonebrook-White Montessori Campus and CMSD in the implementation of the Montessori approach at the school.
Who we are: The Montessori Campus Advisory Board exists to consult, advise, guide, support, and promote the Stonebrook-White Montessori Campus as a thriving portfolio school in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District. Board members represent school leadership, families, the community, and philanthropic organizations.
Our mission: The Montessori Campus Advisory Board’s mission is to steward access to exceptional Montessori education in the Glenville neighborhood.
Our vision: The Montessori Campus Advisory Board’s vision is to curate a culturally responsive teaching and learning environment, steeped in Montessori principles, that prepares all students for today’s rapidly changing global society.
Our values: We value...
Cooperation - the process of working together to the same end;
Community - feelings of fellowship with others, as a result of sharing common attitudes, interests, and goals;
Diversity - recognizing the differences and commonalities among us;
Education - the theory and practice of teaching and learning;
Relationships - the state of being connected; and
Service - the act of assistance, help, or support.
Working Groups and Board Committees:
Montessori Campus Advocates
Development and Finance
Montessori Development Partnerships (MDP), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, partners with foundations, corporations, and individuals who contribute funds to support the implementation of an exceptional Montessori education at the Stonebrook-White Montessori Campus.
Thank you to our community supporters for their generous gifts!
To make a contribution to support the Stonebrook-White Montessori Campus and public Montessori in CMSD, donate now at: https://www.montessori-mdp.org/donate
Board Roster for 2021-2022
John Anoliefo, Board President
Famicos Foundation, Executive Director
Barbara Wilcher-Norton, Vice-President
Neighbor to Neighbor, Chairperson; Council for Exceptional Children, Member
Debbie Hershey Guren, Board Treasurer
Montessori Development Partnerships, President; Hershey Montessori, Board Emeritus; The Hershey Foundation, President and CEO; Martha Holden Jennings Foundation, Vice Chair; Holden Forests and Gardens, Board Member
Jacquelynn Clifford, Board Secretary
Cleveland State University, Ohio Department of Education, and East Cleveland City Schools, Retired Educator; Martha Holden Jennings Scholar Award
Ex Officio Board Members
Cleveland Metropolitan School District, Chief Executive Officer
Cleveland Metropolitan School District, Stonebrook-White Montessori Campus Principal
Cleveland Metropolitan School District, Director of Montessori Programming and Operations; AMI/USA, Board Member; International Montessori Training Institute, Board Member; Stonebrook Montessori, Former and Founding Principal
Board Members (3-year terms)
Cuyahoga Community College, Adjunct Professor, Math
Cleveland Neighborhood Progress, CFO & VP of Administration
Association Montessori Internationale (AMI/USA), Director of School and Member Services; AMI/USA, Member
The Lincoln Electric Company, Retired
The Legacy Perspective, Founder and President
Montessori Development Partnerships, Director of Philanthropy and Partnerships
Association of Fundraising Professionals, Member
U.S. Department of Education-Office for Civil Rights, Supervisory Attorney / Team Leader; Montessori High School at University Circle, Former Head of School
Cleveland Metropolitan School District, Stonebrook-White Montessori Campus, Educator - PreK-K; AMI/USA, Member; AMI/Elementary Alumni Association (EAA, Member; ASCD, Member; National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC), Member; Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), Member; National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD), Member
Community Members Serving on Committees/Working Groups
Walsh Jesuit High School, Program Manager, Equity & Inclusion
Cleveland Metropolitan School District, Life Skills Coach
Green Movement Glenville, Executive Director; Trotter Enterprises, CEO
Montessori Campus Advisory Board meetings are open to the public. Board meetings are held the fourth Wednesday of the month, 5:30-7:00pm, via Zoom. Contact Martha Loughridge, firstname.lastname@example.org, at least 24-hours in advance of the meeting to receive the Zoom link.
The Board welcomes community members to join committees/working groups. We invite individuals who have a commitment to Cleveland's east side neighborhoods and education. Montessori experience is not required, but an interest and curiosity in Montessori is important.
For additional information about the Montessori Campus Advisory Board, contact:
Jacqui Miller, Chair, Montessori Campus Advocates, Jacqueline.Miller@clevelandmetroschools.org
Debbie Guren, Chair, Development & Finance, email@example.com
Bill Hines, Chair, Governance, firstname.lastname@example.org
John Anoliefo, Chair, Executive Committee, email@example.com
For additional information about Montessori Development Partnerships and making a tax-deductible donation, contact:
Martha Loughridge, Director of Philanthropy and Partnerships, firstname.lastname@example.org, 216-838-2582
Last updated: 10/22/21