Leadership Team

Metropolitan Montessori Schools’ administrative team is comprised of early childhood education professionals with diverse backgrounds and experience. The administrative team has shared responsibilities which sustain and support the activities of our faculty and staff, which are the nucleus of our organization.

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President

A retired international petroleum attorney, Greg has lived and worked around the world. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin School of Engineering and Stanford University Business and Law Schools. Dedicated to early childhood education, he is the founder of the Cathedral House Montessori School, President of the Center for Early Childhood Education, President of Metropolitan Montessori Schools, and a sponsor of the Center in Houston for Infant Learning and Development.

 

 

 

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Vice President

Teri has served as administrator of Cathedral House Episcopal School since 1994. A certified Montessori teacher and trainer, she has worked in the early childhood education field for over 30 years. Teri is a certified infant/toddler and primary teacher, a certified Touchpoints Trainer through Brazelton Touchpoints Center, the Past President of the Houston Area Association for the Education of Young Children (HAAEYC) and a board member with the Montessori Administrator’s network.

 

 

 

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Aaron Carrara

Vice President

Aaron has eighteen years of experience in the early childhood education field and holds leadership positions in numerous professional and industry-related organizations. He is a Past President of the Houston Area Association for the Education of Young Children (HAAEYC), a Past President and Board Chair of the Texas Association for the Education of Young Children (TAEYC) and is a certified Touchpoints Trainer through Brazelton Touchpoints Center.
 

 

 

KarenG-200x250Karen Gatten

Secretary

Karen has more than thirty years of experience in the early childhood education field. She is a mentor and field consultant for the American Montessori Society and is a Certified Montessori Teacher through the National Center for Montessori Education (NCME). Karen is skilled in NAEYC (NAEYC) Accreditation and is actively involved in the efforts of the Houston Area Association for the Education of Young Children (HAAEYC).
 

 

 

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Ayesha Shelton

Director of Staff Development

Ayesha has over twelve years of experience in the field of early childhood education. She is a Proposal Reviewer and Accreditation Consultant for the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), a standing board member of The Houston Area Association for the Education of Young Children (HAAEYC) and currently holds the position of Vice-President of Outreach. She is a graduate of Texas Southern University with a masters degree in Child Development. Ayesha is a certified Texas Trainer and Child Development Associate (CDA) Adviser.

 

 

 

Jimmy Alton

Communications/IT Manager

Jimmy has nineteen years experience in the Information Technology field.  He has an Associates degree in Computer Systems Occupational Technology from Microcomputer Technology Institute.  He lives with his wife, daughter, son, and a pug named Grace.  He enjoys spending time with his family and being outdoors, especially fishing.  He is very proud to be an Eagle Scout.