Our MSBG Board of Directors is a volunteer board comprised of people who are active in the community and have a passion for Montessori methodology as well as the Montessori School of Bowling Green. Members have varied professional expertise and share their talents to ensure the school is thriving in optimal capacity.
Allie is a Senior Financial Analyst for Owens Corning in Toledo. Through this, she has an extensive background in financial planning and analysis including budgeting and forecasting. However, she also has a family history with education. Allie was looking to become more involved with the Bowling Green community and discovered MSBG through family members who attend. She has a tremendous respect for the educational process and states, “Although I’m not a teacher, my husband, mom, brother, grandmother, aunt, and uncle are all teachers. Through them, I’ve seen how important the education process can be and how it takes parents, educators, and the community to be involved to make the school successful.”
Randy is an insurance agent with First Insurance in Bowling Green and formerly owned Huber, Harger, Welt and Smith Insurance Agency from 1982-2007. He is a graduate of Miami University and holds a Bachelors degree in Business Administration, is a certified insurance counselor, an Ohio certified volunteer naturalist and a certified interpretive guide. Randy has a strong belief in education and lifelong learning. He states, “My passion for nature and education blend well with Montessori education.”
Sam is a Pricing & Strategy Manager for Owens Corning in Toledo. He holds an MBA from Heidelberg University and a Bachelor of Science degree in business from Miami University. Sam previously worked for Owens-Illinois in various finance roles and began his career with the Ohio Auditor of State which included experience auditing public and charter school systems across Northwest Ohio. Sam brings valuable insight to the board given his background in finance and accounting. Sam states, “The Montessori philosophy is an attractive option to ensuring children are given the best opportunities to learn, grow and become thoughtful and productive members of society.”
Danielle is a Director of Development at Bowling Green State University. She was first connected with MSBG as a staff member in 2016 where she experienced the welcoming and nurturing environment Montessori education and the school provides its students. Her professional experience is in fundraising and volunteer management. She has her BA from BGSU and her MS in nonprofit leadership from the University of Pennsylvania. Danielle believes in the power of holistic education and the impact it has on students’ lives and our communities.
Emily is the lucky mother to three wonderful children currently attending MSBG. Formally trained as a lawyer, at The Ohio State University, and having a BS from Vanderbilt University, Emily understands developing an early love of learning, and remaining curious throughout your life is essential for finding what is right for you, and maybe even better, having the ability to change your direction when something no longer feels right. After her youngest child was diagnosed with a significant medical condition, her research into brain development, educational environments, and the importance of educating the whole child, led her to enroll her older two children at MSBG. Montessori education is a beautiful model and way to learn that mimics the way our brains naturally learn and grow. Montessori methods foster community and build social skills in ways that support whole-person development. During the initial pandemic shut down Emily stress-purchased six baby chicks and one mini-pig to keep her children learning and entertained, and subsequently has developed quite a passion for her suburban backyard farm. Since she believes that learning is never really finished, Emily is completing her Master Gardeners Volunteer training with the Ohio State University Extension office this spring.
Kathy is a Sr. Regional Director for Express Scripts. She has been affiliated with MSBG since 2001 when the first of her three children began in the Early Childhood program. All of her children attended MSBG, she has served as board president and was an active member of the PTO. Her professional experience and academic background includes marketing, strategic planning and business development. She has a Masters degree in Management a is Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Vocational Services at Sunshine, Inc. Kathy is a member of the EPIC Steering Committee at St. Aloysius Church and President of the Arts Parents Club as well as a member of the Advancement Committee at Notre Dame Academy. Kathy says, “Having attended a Montessori school as a child, I have a strong commitment to Montessori education and a great desire to see our school community grow and thrive.”
Sandy is the Assistant Dean of Assessment in the College of Pharmacy at the University of Findlay. She has a strong educational background and a passion for Montessori methodology. Her husband, Rodney Rogers, is the president of BGSU. Their twin sons are alumni of MSBG and 2016 graduates of St. Johns Jesuit. When asked about Montessori School Sandy says, “I very much believe in the Montessori Method and in particular this school. My boys left here loving to learn at age 12. How can you top that?”
Steve Conlin has spent his entire career in the travel industry and is now mostly retired. Steve and his wife, Pam, relocated to Bowling Green in October 2018 from McKinney, Texas where they lived for 26 years. While in McKinney, they raised two sons, and were very active in the local community, schools, and their church. In McKinney, Steve served on the board of the Convention & Visitors Bureau, and on the meeting planners advisor board for Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts, headquartered in Toronto. Steve and Pam actively participated in the fundraising efforts of their church, and all those school booster clubs.
In Bowling Green, Steve serves on the board of the BG Rotary Club and on the Foundation Board of the Wood County District Public Library (WCDPL). During the early days of COVID Steve volunteered for Ohio’s Medical Reserve Corps and worked several days helping Ohioans get vaccinated.
Although Steve hasn’t attended a Montessori school, their son Brad and now their grandson, Sawyer, have benefited from a Montessori education. Steve is a 1979 graduate of Miami University, B.A. Economics, and is still involved with his fraternity, Phi Kappa Psi, leading the capital campaign to renovate the 110-year-old historic chapter house. Certainly, Steve’s expertise is travel, but when it comes to business and the business of fundraising, he’ll bring some great ideas, energy, and perspective.
Tammy Corral, PHR is a Vice President of CMC Group, Inc. and is currently responsible for Human Resources and Public Relations. Tammy began working for CMC Group in 1989 and was involved in the development of their Human Resources department. She was promoted to a variety of jobs within HR, from Manager to Director, and was ultimately named a Vice President of the company in 2003. She has over 20 years of experience in the HR profession. Her former work experience was for a payroll service company. Tammy enjoys donating her time to many causes and has served as President of TAHRA, Chair for Adopt America Network, Chair for the Wood County Workforce Policy Board, and President of Management Forum. She has previously served on the boards of the American Cancer Society and Community Employment Resources for Woodlane. Tammy has also been involved with the Bowling Green Chamber of Commerce, Leadership BG, Toledo Human Resources Area Conference (THRAC), WLI and the YWCA.
We are extremely excited to share with our community our strategic plan. This document, which is required by the Ohio Department of Education and American Montessori Society, is our guiding document to help the school continue on a positive direction for years to come. We have provided information below on both the strategic plan and the role of our board of directors.
Our strategic plan overview provides insight to our over arching goals and plans to ensure MSBG has the strongest future possible.
Click HERE to watch a video providing you with a strategic plan overview.
Click HERE to watch a video that details the role of the Board of Directors for MSBG.