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 ninth 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.
Vice President — Dr. 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.
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.
Treasurer — Dr. Barbara Kehr
Barbara Kehr received her undergraduate degree from Muhlenberg College and holds master’s degree in reading from Hood College and in administration from McDaniel College. She received her doctorate in curriculum and instruction from the University of Maryland. During her 34-year career in public education, she was an elementary classroom teacher, reading coordinator, and director of curriculum and instruction for the Waynesboro Area School District, and the assistant superintendent for South Western School District in Hanover. Most recently, Dr. Kehr served as an interim administrator at Montessori Academy. She lives in Waynesboro with her husband, John Krebs.
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.
Liam Chatterton and his wife Kathleen are the parents of four children, two of whom are current Montessori Academy students. Liam currently serves as the Dean of Enrollment Management at Mercersburg Academy. Liam has also been a coach, an advisor to students, and a dorm parent. Before Mercersburg Academy, Liam worked for UBS Financial Services in New York City, where he held client and global strategy positions. Liam holds a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Strategic Management from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University. Outside of his professional life, Liam likes to play golf and ice hockey, spend time with his family, and is an avid Arsenal and New York sports fan. Liam is excited to join the Board and share in the responsibility of stewarding the school for future generations.
Chris Howes and his wife, Maggie, are the parents of three children and serve as educators at Tabor Academy. Chris is the Director of Student Wellness at Tabor and works as a consultant with the organization, Cultures of Dignity. Previously, Chris served as the Assistant Head of School at Mercersburg Academy for five years. 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 masters 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, and belonging.
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.
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 upper elementary program.
Suzanne M. Trinh
Suzanne Trinh is the parent of Montessori Academy graduate. 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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