Just want to take a minute to tell you how pleased we are here. We think this is an amazing school that continues to do more wonderful things. We are so happy to call Knoxville Montessori School our home! KMS Parent, 2015

Our Board

Board of Trustees

KMS is governed by a Board of Trustees composed of parents, community representatives, and members of our staff. The Board has fiduciary responsibility for the school. Board members also set policy, do long-term planning, and help with fundraising.

Parents and community representatives are elected at a parent meeting at the beginning of each school year. They serve two-year terms and can be elected a total of three times.

Board Officers – 2018-2019

  • President – Stephani Roberts
  • Vice-President – Ann Santomassino
  • Secretary – Somer Khanlarian-Chyz
  • Treasurer – Lauren Madigan

Parent and Community Representatives, 2018-2019

  • Katherine Bike – Primary II
  • Erika Layton – Past President
  • Meghan Palmer – School at Large
  • Hairong Qi – Elementary
  • Julie Reed – Community Representative
  • Greg Schwartz – Primary I

Staff Representatives

  • Rebekah Carpenter, Primary I
  • Elizabeth Coburn, Upper Elementary
  • Gillian Denham Jones, Operations Director
  • Paige Fowler, Primary II
  • Ellen Kellogg, Lower Elementary
  • Valérie Kuentz, Education Director
KMS truly cares about the individual student. . . . They encourage the children to develop their own skills. KMS Parent, 2010