Bev Bechstein

Executive Director

I am originally from Grand Rapids, OH. I joined MSBG in June 2010. As a parent and professional educator, I appreciate the excellent, holistic education students receive here. This type of educational setting is like no other I have experienced, and thrives on mutual respect among students, parents and staff. I am thrilled and honored to be a part of this wonderful education environment. When I was 10, I wanted to be a teacher!

Jakki Kleinhans

Education Director

I am from Oak Harbor, OH. I joined MSBG in August 2015. Maria Montessori’s vision for our children and our world aligns with my hopes and beliefs for humanity. Montessori focuses on supporting humans of all ages to continually grow and help others. I believe that is how we will make the world a better place. I love life science! When I was 10, I wanted to be a Marine Biologist.

Melissa Krieger

Operations Director

I am from Fairview Park, Ohio (west side suburb of Cleveland). I joined the team in August 2020! I love that a curious child can explore and develop individually as well as help to mentor others. It is a friendly and intimate environment where everyone feels like a family. My whole family (husband, daughter, and son) are all huge football fans! Go Cleveland Browns and BGSU Falcons! We all attended BGSU. When I was 10, I wanted to be a teacher or an accountant….so my current position here as Operations Director allows me to enjoy both of these avenues!

Kathy Hammond

Advancement Director

I am originally from Bowling Green, but lived in the Chicago suburbs for 25 years. I joined the MSBG team in August 2019. I was interested in MSBG because I had been wanting to work for a school, and I like that the nurturing of independence spills over into the faculty and staff area! I love horses, and used to show them. I enjoy singing
ladies barbershop. When I was 10, I wanted to be an Olympic Equestrienne.

Lori Kerr

Administrative Clerk

Lori joined the Montessori School in November 2018, as the Assistant Clerk, with over 20 years of office experience. She loves to spend time with her grandchildren. When asked, Lori says, “the people are great, and, the Montessori experience is excellent.”

Amanda Ball

Administrative Assistant

Amanda brings a lot of management, finance and administrative experience to our office and our school. She has been a manager at a local restaurant for the last 16 years as well as serving in additional roles in finance and administration. Amanda holds an Associate’s of Health Sciences Degree and has a wealth of experience in customer service.