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 Consultant

Jakki will be starting a new position with MSBG as a consultant. Jakki will be working part time and remotely, and will be assisting MSBG with several things related to student learning, such as student assessment to measure learning loss and/or progress, helping to design interventions to address these losses, parent development, professional development and general support for the school.

Delaine Adams

Education Director

Delaine Adams is a local and lives in the Bowling Green area. She graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Education, majoring in Comprehensive Communications and minoring in Interpersonal and Public Communications from Bowling Green State University. She subsequently earned her Master of Education in Reading also from BGSU. Delaine began her career as a classroom teacher and since has taught in higher education, served as a teacher trainer and a youth employment specialist with her most recent work being with the Student Support Services department at BGSU supporting students to develop a myriad of skills while acclimating and traversing their college careers.

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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.