The Board of Directors is the governing body of our incorporated not-for-profit school and endeavors to protect and develop the school community. Its primary concerns are the financial and program functions of the school, for which it defines a program mission and operating policies. Operations are delegated to the Head of School and administrative staff. The corporate power of this school is vested in the Board of Directors, acting in accordance with the written bylaws.
The Board of Directors is composed of seven to eleven voting members plus the Head of School, who serves as a non-voting ex officio member. Whether appointed or elected, Board Members are selected for their commitment to the mission of the school and for their ability to contribute particular expertise or experience. Board members model the respect and mutual support that is central to the philosophy of this Montessori school.
Allison O’Boyle (President)
Allison has a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology and, prior to starting a family, worked for the Virginia Department of Corrections as a program analyst and part-time counselor. She brings to BMS prior Board experience at the Montessori School of Iowa City, where she was a Board member for two years and served as Board President for one year. At BMS she has been engaged in a number of fundraising activities prior to joining the Board. She and her husband moved to Bloomington with their children and dog in May 2017, and both children are enrolled at BMS.
Janelle Terkhorn (Vice-President)
Janelle grew up in Indianapolis, moving to Bloomington in 2006. She graduated from Indiana University in 2010 with a degree in English. Her coursework was mainly focused on research and education. She and her husband currently homestead on their small hobby farm on the outskirts of Bloomington. They have one son at BMS and are pleased to be part of the Montessori family.
Bridget Stomberg (Treasurer)
Bridget Stomberg is currently an Associate Professor of Accounting at IU’s Kelley School of Business. She has experience as a tax director at two Fortune 1000 companies and has experience in project management, finance, and budgeting. She has one child enrolled at the school and believes that the Montessori environment allows her daughter to be her best self. She is looking forward to actively giving back to the school and community in developing plans, policies, and initiatives that allow BMS to continue its great work.
Christine Lovelace (Secretary)
Christine has a deep love for Montessori Education and the environment it provides children in which to remain curious, and to learn and develop in their own natural ways. Her educational background is in French, Education, and Art Therapy. She has been an Executive Assistant to companies throughout the country, and brings a high level of organizational skills to the Board as well as coaching and leadership skills. Christine has one child enrolled at BMS and is grateful to get to serve this wonderful school community.
Russ Clark (Board Member)
Russ is a Faculty Lecturer at IU’s Kelley School of Business in the Operations and Decisions Technology Department, with expertise in strategic planning, transformation, change management, and process improvement. He has over 25 years of experience in the business sector in consulting, management and executive roles.
Rob Danzman (Board Member)
Rob Danzman is a National Certified Counselor and a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor. For over 20 years he has worked in the behavioral healthcare industry and small business consulting. He ran several behavioral health companies with offices in multiple states providing psychological testing and therapy. In addition to providing individual and family therapy, he is currently working on a behavioral health book series and provides blog content to several popular healthcare websites. He is an enthusiastic supporter of Montessori education and is excited to share his knowledge and experience with the BMS community.
Ge Yan (Board Member)
Ge is the Executive Director of Digital Technologies and an adjunct lecturer at IU’s Kelley School of Business. He has over 20 years of experience managing technology and business programs. Besides his career in higher education, he also held executive positions in the venture capital sector and start-up incubators. Ge has a Master’s Degree in Computer Science, an MBA, and is actively pursuing a doctoral degree at IU’s School of Education. Ge and his wife Jingjing have one child who graduated from BMS and one currently enrolled. His family benefited tremendously from BMS and is looking forward to serving the amazing community.
Tracey Warren (Board Member)
By way of a mathematics and mathematics education background, Tracey received her Ph.D. from Indiana University. Her mathematics teaching experience includes midwestern, eastern and southeastern universities, in addition to her research development roles. As a Bloomington Montessori mom she is also a Society of Central Maryland alumna starting with her first Montessori Children’s House at Har Sinai Congregation in Baltimore to Greenspring Montessori concluding with Odong Ridge Montessori. Prior to her Bloomington Montessori Board of Directors role, she worked with the Parent Action Committee (PAC) among other school related activities. Tracey and her husband are honored to be a Montessori legacy family and have a vested interest in the community proper. To that end, she trusts her professional and personal skills coupled with firsthand experiences, will translate, and find significance on the BMS board.
Hilary Kanyi (Board Member)
Hilary Kanyi is an HR professional working for JA Benefits, LLC. She graduated from IU with a B.S. in Marketing and International Business, and a minor in Sociology. She currently serves as President-Elect of the local SHRM chapter (South Central Indiana Human Resources Association), and enjoys volunteering within the community. She has appreciated the growth and care her son and their family have received from the Montessori community, and is looking forward to giving back.
Joanna Ausborn (Member-At-Large)
Joanna is on the faculty at the O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University. She is an economist and has experience working and teaching in the nonprofit sector, especially in the areas of finance, fundraising and development, and programming. She was once a musical theater actor and still has a love of music that she exercises through her three kids, Wallace, Earnest, and Otis. She is excited to be a BMS board member and to volunteer on behalf of its community of families.