177 Neal Avenue North,
Stillwater, MN 55082
Phone: (651) 436-2603
Fax: 651-436-1170

CONTACT US
PARENTS LOGIN
  Home  
  About Us  
  Montessori  
  Programs  
  Calendar  
  Admissions  

Mission Statement:

Together we are committed to helping each child realize their unlimited potential and individual success.



Governance:

SCMS is organized as an independent, non-profit corporation, which is governed by a self-generating Board of Trustees.  The Board is governed by the school’s Articles of Incorporation and by the School’s by-laws. The Board is comprised of members, selected from the parent body and the community at large, as well as the Head of School.  Board members generally serve minimum terms of three years.  The tenure of board members is staggered so that the Board always has a mix of experienced and new members.  New members are presented by the committee on Trustees and elected by the Board.  Before serving on the Board, members usually serve on one of the board’s standing committees.  If you are interested in Board service, or in nominating someone to serve, please contact the Board Chair and your name will be forwarded to the Committee on Trustees.  Board meetings are generally held at 5:30 p.m. on the 2nd Wednesday of each month during the school academic year, and convenient meeting times are set during the summer months.  



Board of Trustees


Grizelda Taylor - Board Chair -  boardchair@stcroixmontessori.org Grizelda, her husband, Bob, and daughter Vicky are seasoned members of the St Croix Montessori community.   The Taylors are British expatriates, who came to the US via Grizelda's employer, 3M Company and decided to make Minnesota their home. Vicky joined the school as a primary student and has progressed through elementary and into the new SCMS Junior High program.  She is a winter sports enthusiast, and her love of figure skating started on SCMS's outdoor ice rink.  Bob is CEO of a software company and also an active contributor to the school’s development.

Jessica Petersen - Trustee - Jessica and her husband Gary live in Stillwater with their three children; Jaden (11), Jayla (9), and Julia (7).   Jessica has a degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of MN and has worked at 3M for the past 21 years.  The Petersen family has been a part of the SCMS community since 2009 and is firm believers in the Montessori method of education.

Nick Malm - Trustee - Nick, his wife, Maria, and son, Isaac (11), live in Woodbury. He is strong believer in the Montessori philosophy and is passionate about living and sharing its values. Both Nick and Maria attended Luther College and he works for Coca-Cola in Eagan. Maria is a Montessori educator with 18 years experience. Isaac's favorite part of St Croix Montessori is the outdoor environment - he loves to explore!

Gudrun Willett - Trustee - Gudrun, Ben, Sascha (2), and Sebastian (11) live in Stillwater.  Gudrun and Ben are cultural anthropologists with Ph.D.'s from the University of Iowa.  Gudrun became a firm convert to Montessori education while Sebastian was attending Primary and she was conducting post doctoral research on the the effects of similar approaches to teaching and learning at the college level.  She has published a book and articles on this research.  Gudrun and Ben now apply their anthroplogy expertise to market research with their company, Ethnoscapes Global, LLC.  Beyond pedagogy, the family loves the school's caring environment and are excited for Sascha to be joining Sebastian this Fall.

Eli Vogen - Trustee - Eli and his wife Erin live in Afton with their three children: Hasle (7), Sawyer (5), and Ole (1).  Eli has degrees in Economics and Hispanic Studies from St Olaf College, where he met Erin, and has worked for Securian Financial Group for 14 years. Erin's degree is in Psychology and she has worked in the health care industry for her entire career.  The Vogens are strong supporters of the Montessori method of education and particularly the way it is employed at St. Croix Montessori.

       

  

                                                               

Copyright © 2017. St. Croix Montessori
  Home  
  About Us  
  Programs  
  Calendar  
  Contact  
http://www.webaloo.com