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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  • Rachel van der Voort

    Board of Trustees Chair
    Rachel van der Voort has been a trustee since June 2010 and has been a member of the Development Committee and the Committee on Trustees.
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  • Jay Sampson

    Board of Trustees Clerk
    Jay Sampson has been a trustee since September 2012 and serves as Board Clerk , as well as on the Campus and Facilities Committee.
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  • 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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  • Annie Lawson

    Treasurer
  • Sara Ontiveros

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

    Amelia joined the CMS Board in 2018, and serves on the Marketing and Development Committees.
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  • David Caron

    Trustee
  • Evan Cohen

    Trustee
    Evan joined the CMS Board in 2018, and serves on the Finance Committee.
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  • Robert Cooke

    Trustee
    Rob Cooke joined the board in 2015 and serves on the Facilities Committee.
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  • Ania Matteson

    Trustee
    Ania joined the CMS Board in 2017, and has served on the Facilities Committee since 2014.
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  • Carol Costello

    Trustee
  • Michael Flannery

    Trustee
  • Todd Goulet

    Trustee
    Todd joined the CMS Board in 2018, and serves on the Facilities Committee.
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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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