1513 Hall Johnson Road
Colleyville, TX 76034
The Board of Trustees of the Barbara Gordon Montessori School sends greetings to all the parents, staff, and children of BGMS, and wishes everyone a happy and productive year at school in 2012-2013. We want to take this opportunity to introduce ourselves, and to invite BGMS parents and staff to contribute their skills and interests to benefit our School and our children’s education by serving with us on Board Committees.
Our Board of Trustees is made up of 6 to 11 elected members at any given time – BGMS parents, former parents, and community supporters – all of whom donate their time and effort to guide and support the school. The duties of the Board of Trustees are to safeguard the School’s mission and serve as legal fiduciaries; to set policy; to develop a shared vision and plan strategically; and to assure the financial strength of the school. Our current members are:
Marietta Klein, President
Marietta has more than 15 years of experience with technology start-ups, and she spent many of those years building high powered organizations and was an integral member in the execution of various exit strategies. She has held the positions of Executive VP of Sales, VP of Marketing, and Sales and Customer Service. Marietta made a conscious choice to give back and share her experiences through teaching MBA classes at the University of Dallas. She has developed curriculum and taught Principles of Management, Business Methodologies and Marketing classes. Recently, she has used her expertise working with various local companies to restructure their sales organization, and build new strategies and customer acquisition processes. She has a passion to lead, teach and help people find their balance and grow both personally and professionally. She holds a MBA in Management and a BS in Quantitative Methods and Information Systems.
Amy Crain, Vice-President
Amy has been a member of The Barbara Gordon Montessori School community since the Spring of 2006 and has a son in the Upper Elementary program. During her years as an active parent at the school, she has served as Co-Chair of the Annual Fund (2008-09 and 2009-10), Co-President of the Parent Organization (2009-10 and 2010-11), Co-Chair of the Spring Soiree (2009-10 and 2010-11), Co-Coordinator of the Garage Sale (2011), and hosted the Fall Mixer at her home (2009 and 2010). She has also volunteered in the BGMS Library and coordinated the all school project in preparation for the Spring Soiree Live Auction in 2009. She is currently serving on the Board of Trustees as Vice President and is the Chair of the Communications Committee.
Tom Hunt, Treasurer
Tom is a CPA who is retired from Lockheed Martin where he served in various roles from general accounting to budgets and control, and ultimately as the finance director for a billion dollar program. He has served as the treasurer for nonprofit organizations that included early childhood development, after school tutoring for 'at risk' children and a competitive soccer organization. He has served on the BGMS board for the last five years.
Carol Demlow, Member
Carol currently serves on the BGMS Board of Trustees as the Chair of the Buildings and Grounds Committee. A graduate of TCU, Carol has over twenty-five years of experience as an Interior Design Project Manager and Senior Designer in commercial interior design. Carol is a registered Interior Designer with the Texas Board of Architectural Examiners, a Founding Member of the American Academy of Healthcare Interior Designers, a member of the Texas Association of Interior Designers and a member of the U.S. Green Building Council. She is the owner and principal of Demlow Interior Design, established in 2001, and a member of the Better Business Bureau since 2005. In addition to assisting BGMS with the completion of the Adolescent Center, some of Carol’s local projects include the recent renovation of The Colleyville Center, Surgical Arts, Brown Chiropractic Center and Academy Foot and Ankle Specialists.
Stacey Dwyer, Member
Stacey has been a member of The Barbara Gordon Montessori School community since the Summer of 2007. Her son, John, is in his second year of lower elementary. Stacey joined the board in 2012 and is currently serving as the Chair of the Strategic Planning Committee and as a member of the Finance and Nominating Committees. Her background is in accounting and finance, influenced by her father who was an accounting professor. She is a CPA with undergraduate and graduate degrees in accounting. Stacey worked as an auditor in the Fort Worth office of Ernst & Young before joining homebuilder D.R. Horton as an accounting manager. After working in various roles in accounting, finance, mergers and acquisitions and investor relations, she is now an Executive Vice President and Treasurer for D.R. Horton.
Ana Greenberg, Member
Ana is currently enrolled in AMI Elementary Training through the Montessori Institute of North Texas and also serves as a Member of the Montessori Research Advisory Committee for the Montessori Institute of Texas. Ana's children attend BGMS and she has served in various volunteer capacities, including as a room parent, World Day and Spring Soiree volunteer, and Co-Chair of the Annual Fund (2010-11 and 2011-12). She is a graduate of the I.T.E.S.M. School of Medicine and was a Visiting Research Associate at Baylor College of Medicine, as well as a Postdoctural Research Fellow at Washington University School of Medicine.
Charles Young, Member
Charles Young has experience in both nonprofit and for-profit businesses, having founded a successful business in each arena. He has worked as a weekly newspaper editor and as a technical editor and manager for software companies in financial services. He has edited a published history book and has written articles on various topics, including education. Charles currently works as a senior editor in a nonprofit business in Arlington. He grew up in the Grapevine-Southlake and graduated from Grapevine High School and from UCLA. He and his wife Anita live in Southlake and have three grown sons, all of whom attended AMI Montessori schools.
Ex-Officio members of the Board of Trustees include Mary Caroline Parker as Head of School, Melanie Swenson as President of the Parent Organization, and Joe Galvin as President of the Dads Club. Our founder Barbara Gordon serves as an Honorary Trustee.
All members of the Board of Trustees work on Committees specifically tasked with supporting the School in particular areas. We welcome and encourage parents and staff to join us in this work that benefits our School so much by serving on open Committees. The following Committees are seeking members for the 2012-2013 school year:
If you have skills, experience, and interest in any of these areas, we encourage you to think about volunteering to serve on one of our Board Committees as a meaningful way to take an active part in supporting our School.
The Barbara Gordon Montessori School has the honor of being one of the very first real Montessori schools in Texas, and indeed, in the United States. Our School has been a pioneer in Montessori education that has touched the lives of many people. Through work on a Board Committee, you can contribute to the vitality and stability of our School not only today, but for years to come. You can help to ensure that the same educational opportunity you have provided for your children will continue to be available for children at BGMS for generations into the future. We welcome your interest and participation! For more information, please contact:
Mary Caroline Parker at email@example.com
Marietta Klein, Capital Funding and Development Committee, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Carol Demlow, Buildings and Grounds Committee, at email@example.com
Amy Crain, Communications Committee, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Stacey Dwywer, Strategic Planning Committee, at email@example.com