Southeast Montessori Collective

Board Members

SEMC is currently seeking representatives from public and private programs of all age levels, and from each state in the Southeast

region to serve as Board Members.  Board members attend regular meetings in person or remotely, and lead or co-lead a committee.  

To apply for a Board member position, download the application below.

The next Board Meeting will be held in February, 2019.  To be added to the agenda, please contact us.

Christine Lowry

With a M.Ed. in special

education and a Montessori

credential, Christine founded

and directed two schools to

serve a diverse group of

learners -toddler-through

upper elem. She also has experience with policy and advocacy work and consulted with AMS, MPPI, MACTE, and has worked extensively with a number of state Montessori organizations. Christine is delighted to bring her 30+ years of experience to SEMC as a founding board member. 

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Amber Engel

Amber has been working in the

Montessori community for 11 years,

but her experience extends back to

childhood when she attended her

mother's Montessori school.  She has

her Early Childhood credential and

has worked in the classroom for over

10 years. She is currently the Assistant Director at Nature's Way Montessori School in Knoxville, TN.  She is honored and excited to work with the Southeast Montessori Collective, and is grateful for the opportunity to work with an organization dedicated to building community among Montessorians.

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Rachel Kincaid

Rachel holds a Spanish

degree, a North Carolina

K-12 teaching license and

and an Early Childhood

Montessori certificate.  She

has served the Montessori

community as a school

co-founder, Early

Childhood Guide, a Head of School and currently manages a Spanish Montessori program for adult learners.  She is eager to work with other Montessori allies in the southeast region.  ​ 

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