About CMS

Board of Trustees

The Cambridge Montessori School Board of Trustees is committed to the preservation and implementation of the School's mission.
The volunteer members include parents of current and former CMS students, educators, professionals, and community leaders all of whom share a belief in Montessori education and a passion for the school. Collectively as a group, the Board is responsible for the hiring and evaluation of the Head, strategic planning, and the long-term financial stewardship and governance of the School. It provides leadership in all development and fundraising efforts as well. In short, the Board exists to ensure that Cambridge Montessori School is viable for the children of its current and future students.

The Board works through strategically based committees, which include Finance; Committee on Trustees; Head Support and Evaluation; Development; and Campus and Facilities in addition to ad hoc Committees as needed. Each trustee is active on at least one committee, typically meeting monthly. Committees make recommendations that provide insight and direction for Board governance decisions. The Board is always interested in receiving recommendations for future trustee candidates. Please contact any Trustee or the Head of School to learn more about the nomination process and serving to support the growth and institutional development of CMS.

Meet the Board

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  • Jill Becker

    Development Commitee
  • Michael Flannery

    Chair of the Board.
  • Maitreyi Mazumdar

    Maitreyi is a pediatric neurologist at Boston Children's Hospital and Harvard Medical School. Maitreyi and her husband Amit have been parents at CMS since 2011. They live in Cambridge with their two children. Their son is in the Jade Room and their daughter is in high school.
  • John Sweeney

    Development Committee Chair
    John joined the CMS Board in 2016, and serves on the Finance Committee, as well as chair of the Development Committee.
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  • Sara Ontiveros

    Sara has been on the CMS board since 2016 and is a member of the Development Committee.
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  • Amelia Newbury

    Board of Trustees Clerk
    Amelia joined the CMS Board in 2018, and serves as the Board Clerk, as well as on the Marketing and Development Committees.
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  • Annie Lawson

    Annie rejoined the CMS Board in 2018 as Treasurer and Chair of the Finance Committee, following a prior nine-year period through 2016, which included six years as Treasurer.
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  • Todd Goulet

    Todd joined the CMS Board in 2018, and serves on the Facilities Committee.
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  • Robert Cooke

    Rob Cooke joined the board in 2015. He has served on the Facilities Committee and currently serves on the Committee on Trustees and is Clerk of the Board. He is a software engineer working primarily in the field of pharmaceutical manufacturing automation.
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Located in the heart of Cambridge, MA, CMS is a private school serving children twenty-one months through grade 8 in four distinct programs: Toddler, Primary, Elementary and Middle School. CMS educates the whole child, applying the Montessori philosophy in a joyful learning environment.


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