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“Education is a natural process carried out by the human individual, and is acquired not by listening to words, but by experiences in the environment.”
Maria Montessori


Gladwyne Montessori is lead by a group of passionate and highly experienced individuals. The school's Board of Trustees, in partnership with the senior administration on staff, work in lock step to maintain and enhance the exceptional educational experience being offered to the children at Gladwyne Montessori. 

Senior Administration


2023-24 Board of Trustees

Gladwyne Montessori is a not-for-profit organization governed by a Board of Trustees that establishes the School’s policies and oversees the general operation of the School. The Head of School is appointed by the board for the purpose of attending to the normal operational concerns of the school.  

The Board of Trustees consists of the Board Chair, Vice Chair, Head of School, Treasurer, Secretary, and other board members. The board meets regularly. Questions regarding the board and its activities should be sent to boardinquiry@gladwyne.org.

2023-2024 Members

Nafis Smith, Chair
Justin Spike, Treasurer
William Nord, Secretary


Alleya Bess
Leslie Boris
Rachael Ferraro
Debora Gonzalez
Alex Goyins

Libby Herron
Anup Kharode
David Silvera
Gretchen Sprafke