Howard Wood, Chair

Howard runs his own business, Nexus Consulting Solutions, and his daughter is in our Elementary program.


David Wheeler, Vice Chair

David is an entrepreneur that is still trying to figure out what he wants to be when he grows up.  He has two children in our Primary program.


Margaret Earley-Thiele, Secretary

Margaret is the Foundation Director at Mayland Community College. Her children are both in our Primary program.


Laura Verla, Treasurer

Laura is a CPA working as the Mitchell County Economic Commission Director. She is an SPMS alum.


John Geci

John is a glass blower in Bakersville. His daughter is in our Primary program.


Lauren Lindahl

Lauren acts as the staff liaison to the Board.


Catherine Peck

Catherine’s expertise is in non-profits and education. She has been devoted to Montessori since the ‘80s when her children attended preschool in Pennsylvania and summer camp in our area.


Emily Wheat

Emily works for Communities in Schools, which is a collaboration with Mitchell County Schools.