Board of Trustees

Welcome to the North Shore Montessori School,

On behalf of the Board of Trustees, it is my privilege to welcome you to the North Shore Montessori School.  In the words of Maria Montessori, “it is the child who makes the man, and no man exists who was not made by the child he once was.”  Our School was established over 45 years ago by parents like you, who wanted a Montessori educational foundation for their children starting at an early age.  The School is rich in history, tradition, family values, and sense of community.  Our mission is to enrich children through a Montessori education so that they can grow up to become confident, respectful, and self-directed thinkers.  The School and its highly trained and experienced staff work tirelessly that all of our students receive a whole child based foundation in academics, socialization, and physical well-being through the Montessori curriculum, music, arts and movement programs.  Our School strives to grow and support relationships among and between our children, families, the School, and the community.  We strongly believe in providing a model for Montessori education at our School, our homes, and within the community.

I invite you to get to know us.  Please feel free to visit our School and ask questions, as we believe the North Shore Montessori School will provide your child with a wonderful learning environment that will lay a strong and lasting foundation for the future.


Cori Fitzpatrick-Rosario

President, Board of Trustees

As a legal entity, the Board of Trustees is responsible for perpetuating the trust of the school and overseeing its welfare.  The Board’s primary responsibilities are to employ the Head of the School and to supervise, support, and assess the Head’s performance.  The Board also establishes the school’s mission, philosophy, and educational ends, while developing a strategic plan derived from that mission.

The Board formulates broad policy and assures continuity of the founding vision and core values of the school.  The Board is accountable for the well-being of the school, providing the expertise and vision to ensure the advancement of the school’s mission for future generations.

Board E-mail:

  • Cori Fitzpatrick, President
  • Stephanie Alwais, Vice President
  • Susan Maietta, Recording Secretary
  • Kevin Lenane, Treasurer
  • Suja Gurunathan,  Institutional Advancement
  • Lauren Kolbech, Institutional Advancement
  • Melissa Pilocane, Parent Participation
  • Rachel Franck, Marketing & Advertising
  • Justin Kuehn,  Marketing & Advertising
  • Thomas Pryor, Marketing & Advertising
  • Malina Salman, Marketing & Advertising
  • Rob Lamberson, Marketing & Advertising
  • Jennifer Fuggini, Head of School