- About Us
Kate is a native Clevelander having grown up in the nearby suburb of Kirtland. In 1992, she graduated from Ohio University with a bachelor degree in Early Childhood Education and a minor in psychology.
She pursued her Montessori education and is credentialed through AMS (American Montessori Society) at both the Primary and Elementary levels. Kate also continued her education in the path of religious formation through the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd and is in process of becoming a National Formation Leader.
Kate’s first post-graduate job was at Ruffing Montessori in Cleveland Heights as assistant in a Primary Classroom for 3 years. Kate has been involved in Montessori ever since! She and her mother began their own Montessori School which she owned and worked at for 9 years.
Kate has been at the school since 2003, with her first 3 years as an assistant. After serving several years as the Director of Admissions and coordinator of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, she spent three years leading a Primary classroom. Kate is now back in an administrative role serving the students and families in a variety of ways. After school, you may find her with some of the elementary children as the director of the Montessori School Drama Club!
Kate’s favorite past-times are spending time with her amazing sons, Jerome and Evan, reading, acting, singing and organizing! She is involved in the Geauga Theater both on stage and behind the scenes.