Jenny is a local CPA and has been a board member since 2011. She is the mother of two Montessori students; one has transitioned with much success to public middle school and the other continues to flourish under Katie’s guidance in the elementary classroom.
S. Amanda Marshall
Amanda has three boys who went to McMinnville Montessori with the last one who graduated in 2016. She continues to serve on the board because she loves the school, the staff, the families and the children, but most of all, because supporting Montessori Education in McMinnville contributes to the peace, and well-being of our community in ways we cannot begin to comprehend.
Norah Martin and her husband Chad have been involved with McMinnville Montessori School going on 6 years. They now have children in both primary and elementary classrooms as well as an older daughter that’s a recent U of O graduate and a son that’s pursuing a career in wildland firefighting. Nora has served on the board for 2 years. She currently co-coordinates the Winemaker’s dinner and is a member of our expansion committee working to get our new elementary classroom up and ready to receive students Fall 2018.
Anna Matzinger joined the Board in 2015. She and her husband Michael have been members of the McMinnville Montessori community since 2009 when their son Otto started as a 3 year old. Their daughter Elsa is currently thriving in the 3rd grade. Anna has deep respect for the ability of Montessori education to stimulate curiosity, creativity, big thinking and collaboration, and believes these are fundamental for the success of our future global citizens. Professionally Anna is a winemaking consultant and co-owner of a small family wine brand.
Robin Myers was a Montessori teacher in the Portland area for over 30 years.
She and her husband have raised four children. They live on a farm in Yamhill.
Lisa Neal has been involved with McMinnville Montessori for over a decade as a parent of two students as well as participating in multiple levels of involvement with the Board. She currently serves as on the Expansion Committee that is working tirelessly preparing the property next door to welcome students in Fall of the 18'-19' school year. Lisa is an active member of the Oregon Wine Community, serving on various boards throughout her 20 years in McMinnville. When she is not donating her time to the school or various local charities, she plays a large role as the Owner, General Manager and Vineyard Manager at Coeur de Terre Vineyard.
Laura is the mother of Harrison and Henry Ramsey. Her oldest son Harrison, joined McMinnville Montessori as a 3 year old in 2011, and finished up his 6th year last spring. Her youngest son Henry, is in the Forest Classroom. Laura is currently serving her third year on the board.