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The Board of Trustees and Advisors at Childpeace Montessori School offer a comprehensive breadth of expertise and are committed to the preservation and implementation of the school's mission.

The Childpeace Board of Trustees and Advisors serves as the strategic planning body of the school, as well as a vital link to the larger Portland community. The board is recruited from the parent body and the community at large. A group of advisory board members are invited to join the board as their interest and skills dictate. Our current strategic plan guides the work of the Childpeace Board. A system of committees forms the framework for completion of board work. The Head of School is a non-voting board member. The Head of School makes all the decisions regarding program curriculum, philosophy and implementation, and operations. The Head of School is solely responsible for the hiring and management of all faculty and staff. Childpeace is committed to its AMI (Association Montessori Internationale) recognition, and has an outside AMI consultant visit the school every three years for program oversight.

The volunteer members share a belief in Montessori education and a passion for the school and they ensure the smooth operation of the school as an independent Montessori school and tax exempt 501(c)(3) organization.

If you are interested in board membership, please click here to submit an application. If you have any questions or would like to connect with the Childpeace Board of Trustees please email

T.J. McHugh

Sarah Kolbert-Hyle
Vice Chair

Ethan Samson

Anabel Brown

Sarah Schiffman

Randolph Carter

Tim Forrester

Mary Marsh