MSM Board of Directors 2021-2022

MSM Mission

The mission of the Montessori Schools of Massachusetts is to promote knowledge and understanding of the Montessori methods of education in Massachusetts and to provide a framework for communication and cooperation among Montessori schools within Massachusetts and other New England states, and between these school and other private and public schools, government agencies and organizations concerned with education.

Interested in becoming involved?

MSM is always looking for enthusiastic and dedicated people to populate our committees and to become more involved with our board. If you are interested please contact Renee Duchainey-Farkes at

Our Board 2021-2022

The MSM Board works on behalf of all its members, including schools outside of Massachusetts. Current projects and activities that the Board and its committees are working on:

Heads Retreat
Annual Conference
Long-Range Plan
Advocacy for Massachusetts schools

Martha Torrence, President
Summit Montessori School
283 Pleasant Street
Framingham, MA 01701
(508) 872-3630
Todd Covert, Vice President
The Montessori School of the Berkshires
21 Patterson Rd.
Lenox Dale MA 01242
(413) 637-3662
Susan Swift, Secretary
Rosine Hekmat Afshar, Treasurer
Adams Montessori School
310 Adams Street
Quincy, MA 02169
(617) 773-8200
Christina Gasbarro, Program Coordinator
Woodside Montessori Academy
350 Village Street
Millis, MA 02054
(508) 376 5320
Beth Black
Wellan Montessori School
80 Crescent Avenue
Newton Centre, MA 02459
Renee Duchainey-Farkes
Aline Gery
Lexington Montessori School
130 Pleasant Street
Lexington, MA 02421
Kari Headington
Hollis Montessori School
9 S. Merrimack Road
Hollis NH 03057
Jin Huang
eBridge Montessori School
57 East Main Street, Suite 101
Westborough, MA 01581
Deborah J. Jernegan
Vineyard Montessori School
P.O. Box 994, 286 Main St
Vineyard Haven, MA 02568
(508) 693-4090
Donna Milani Luther
Inly School
46 Watch Hill Drive
Scituate, MA 02066
(781) 545 5544
Conrad Wildsmith
Bay Farm Montessori Academy
145 Loring Street
Duxbury MA 02332
Laurel Zolfonoon
Concord Montessori School
29 Domino Drive, Suite 2
Concord MA 01742
(978) 369-5900

MSM Articles of Organization

MSM is growing and evolving, and with that comes more responsibility to our members - you.

The Board of Directors works on your behalf in lots of ways, including advocating for Montessori schools, providing quality professional development for teachers and administrators, and keeping you up-to-date with useful resources for your schools.

Some of our recent work behind the scenes was to apply to be an official non-profit - a 501(c)(3) organization. To complete the application to the IRS for this status, we needed to update our Articles of Organization to be current with our practice.

On Wednesday, January 13, we will include in our Town Hall meeting for members an opportunity for you to vote on the Articles as amended. You can do this “live” at the meeting or by proxy before the meeting. Click the links to review the Articles and Continuation of Articles. Please participate as representatives of your school - state law requires a majority vote for passage. You will get an official notice of the meeting together with the proxy voting form in the next week.

Thank you for being part of this organization and for supporting the work of Montessori schools and teachers.

Best wishes for the New Year,
Martha Torrence
President of the MSM Board of Directors
Head of Summit Montessori School

Aline Gery
Member of the MSM Board of Directors
Head of Lexington Montessori School