We provide rich and positive learning experiences to the children, families and early childhood professionals we serve.
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.
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.
Director of School Operations
Cathedral House Episcopal School
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.
Business Development Manager
Aaron has more than 20 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.
Director of School Operations
Rice Children’s Campus
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).
Director of Recruiting and Professional Development
Michael Gonzalez Michael has worked in the non-profit and for-profit sectors of the early childhood field, and most recently worked as the Area Director for four independently owned Kids R’ Kids early childhood programs. He has served on the Board of Directors for the Texas Association for the Education of Young Children (TXAEYC) for over ten years, and currently serves as President-Elect. Michael also sits on the Steering Committee of the Greater Houston Chapter of the TXAEYC as the Membership Committee Chair. A seasoned trainer in the field, Michael has delivered professional development to a myriad of early childhood professionals over the course of his career in the field. He is designated as a Child Development Associate (CDA) Professional Development Specialist, where his goal is to provide mentoring/coaching and early childhood expertise to practitioners pursuing a CDA Credential.
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.