Board of Directors

Executive Committee

President —  Angelique Ridore
Angelique Ridore has a lifelong passion for human rights and women’s health advocacy. Her belief that the secret to achieving improvement in these sectors is via education of the next generation led her to choose the Academy for her son’s education because of the Montessori values of respect, diversity, inclusiveness, integrity, and responsibility. Dr. Ridore has a BA in biological sciences and a BA in Africana studies from Rutgers University. She received her Doctor of Medicine degree from New Jersey Medical School Newark, NJ. She is a board-certified obstetrician - gynecologist and is the Regional Medical Director of Women's Services.
Vice President — Carianne Rawlings
Carianne Rawlings is an Engineering Manager with Manitowoc Cranes. She has a BS in Agricultural Engineering from The Ohio State University and has spent 20 years in the agricultural and heavy equipment industry. Carianne and her husband, Tim, have a daughter starting her eighth year at Montessori Academy and have been active volunteers through Montessori Academy Parents Organization. The family has an 80-acre hobby farm and runs Sundowner Property Management
Secretary — Lekha Patel
Lekha Patel discovered the Montessori Academy through her involvement with Leadership Franklin County. She is employed by Starr Insurance which is where she learned about Montessori culture and history. Lekha has a BA in psychology and a minor in biology from Shippensburg University. Prior to working in the commercial insurance industry, she was employed in banking.
Member at Large — Brett Snyder
Brett Snyder and his wife Cindy have spent over 20 years building a retail based dot-com. Prior to that, Brett's career was centered in Hotel and Restaurant Management. He has a BBA in General Strategic Management and Real Estate from Temple University. Their daughter was enrolled at the Montessori Academy for ten years, graduating as an eighth grader in 2020. Brett is an amateur naturalist and environmental activist who has worked directly with The Nature Conservancy, The Alaska Wilderness League and the Gwich'in Nation to preserve America's last wilderness areas.


Chris Howes
Chris Howes and his wife are the parents of three children and serve as educators at Mercersburg Academy. Chris currently serves as the Assistant Head of School for Student Life and Culture at Mercersburg Academy. He has been in the educational field for over 20 years and has worked with a variety of age levels ranging from preschool to the college level. Chris has a master’s degree from Wesleyan University and a graduate certificate from Johns Hopkins. He has extensive experience in restorative practices, social emotional learning and development, and diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. This is Chris' first board experience, and he is so excited to join this vibrant community.
Becky Jablin
Becky Jablin and her husband Peter Jablin helped found the Montessori Academy of Chambersburg in 1999. They are the parents of five children, two of whom are alumni of Montessori Academy. Becky served as the Montessori Academy Board Treasurer for 16 years and served on the Silent Auction Committee for 20 years. Becky has worked in the field of newspaper graphics and layout. She was a member of the Franklin County Early Intervention Task Force. She has a BA in English from Slippery Rock University.
Michael Metz
Mike Metz and his wife Karen Metz live in Greencastle and have been residents of Franklin County for 16-years. Mike has been employed with F&M Trust as a Commercial Relationship Manager for 10-years and has worked in commercial banking for a total of 22-years. Mike holds an MBA from Frostburg State University and maintains his Certified Management Accountant (CMA) and Certified Financial Manager (CFM) designations with the Institute of Management Accountants.
Miranda Ramsey
Miranda Ramsey and her husband Josh Ramsey are the parents of three children, including one currently attending Children’s House. Miranda is Director, Retail Services for WellSpan (Summit) Health. Miranda has worked for WellSpan (Summit) Health ten years. Miranda has a BA in Health Care Administration from Shippensburg University. Miranda has chaired Montessori’s Silent Auction and served on the Advancement Committee for two years.
Adam Reeder
Adam Reeder graduated from Mercersburg Academy and attended George Washington University. He worked on Capitol Hill for Congressman Bud Shuster and for several nonprofits in the DC area. He also worked at Backboard as a senior project manager. Mr. Reeder is currently the Chief Operating Officer at Ace Distributing in Wrightsville, PA. His daughter is a student in the lower elementary program.
Suzanne M. Trinh
Suzanne Trinh is the parent of a current Montessori Academy middle school student. She is an attorney with Zullinger-Davis-Trinh, PC Law Offices. Suzanne has a BA in English from Mount Holyoke College and received her JD from Georgetown University Law Center.

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