Board of Trustees

The Hudson Montessori School Board of Trustees is responsible for the overall stewardship of Hudson Montessori School, including establishing the strategic direction, policies and plans to ensure the school's future well being. 

HMS Board of Trustees & Head of School - 
Their Roles and Responsibilities

Strategic Decision - Board Decision with Advice of Head
This includes school mission, financial security/integrity, and strategic planning.

Shared Decision - Led by Head with Board involvement
This includes budget, enrollment projections, facilities planning, financial policies, and development.

Head's Decision (Operations) - Head's realm/Board informed
This includes admissions, curriculum, program, staffing, and systems.

The Board currently consists of individuals who have a wide range of talents in various disciplines: financial, legal, human resources, business management, maintenance & construction, marketing, education and public relations.  All potential Board members are required to demonstrate a high level of commitment to the school prior to being invited to serve on the Board. Board members serve a two-year term, with a maximum of three terms, for a total tenure of six years.

2016-2017 Board of Trustees:

Dan Egleston, President
Michelle Smith, Vice President
Noel Becker, Treasurer
Shachi Mody, Secretary
Shawn Berthelot
Steven Brown
Jillian Charles
Katrina Dempsey
Matt Gerber
Marj Jacobs-Resnick
Heidi Johnson
Lauren King
Harold Musci
Desiree Perry 

In 2014, the Board approved a new Strategic Plan. Each year prior to the start of school, the Board and Head hold a retreat to review the Strategic Plan, modify the plan as necessary, and create a one year Operating Plan for both the Board and the Head.

While the focus is long term, the Hudson Montessori Board meets monthly (except in July) to hold the members and the Head accountable for those items that must be completed pursuant to their yearly Operating Plans. 

For more information or to contact the HMS Board of Trustees, email

Hudson Montessori School

7545 Darrow Road
Hudson, Ohio 44236

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