Meet our Executive Director

Dr. Susan Kambrich has been a Montessori educator since 1989.  Prior to coming to Twin Parks Montessori Schools, she was Head of School at Woodland Hill Montessori School in Rensselaer, NY for 20 years.   

Susan began her career as a teacher.  She taught in the Lower Elementary program as Head Teacher at the Montessori School of Albany from 1995-2000.   While at MSA, Susan also served as Elementary Education Coordinator and Teacher Board Representative.   Susan also taught as an Upper Elementary teacher at Hudson Montessori School in Hudson, Ohio, and as a Primary teacher at Woodland Montessori School in Madison, Wisconsin. She has taught public school kindergarten and a toddler program, and taught at a Montessori summer program at Fairbanks Montessori in Alaska. 

Susan has a Master’s of Education degree in Early Childhood Education from Kent State University, and a certificate of advanced studies as School Building Leader from the College of Saint Rose, and a Doctorate in Education Leadership from Sage Colleges. Susan trained to be a Montessori teacher at Washington Montessori Institute in Washington, DC. She is AMI Montessori certified to teach ages 6-12 and AMS certified as a Montessori Administrator. 

Susan has served on several boards including NYSAIS, American Montessori Society, the HVCC Teacher Education Advisory, and the Albany Institute of History and Art.  She has presented at regional and national Montessori conferences and serves on Accreditation Teams for Middle States of Colleges and Schools, NYSAIS, and AMS.  Susan has also been on the faculty for CME|NY’s Administrator Course.

Where They Are Now

Dr. Kathy Roemer joined Twin Parks Montessori Schools in August 2002, with over three decades of experience as a Montessori teacher, director, consultant, and past President of the AMS board of Directors (AMS). She was a charter member of the AMS School Accreditation Commission, and chaired the Commission for four years. Dr. Roemer is the current President of the New York State Montessori Alliance.

Dr. Roemer earned a Doctorate in Instruction and Curriculum Leadership from the University of Memphis; a Masters degree in Montessori education from Christian Brothers University in Memphis; and a Bachelor’s degree in archeology and anthropology from Temple University in Philadelphia.

She is certified as an early childhood director and holds a certificate for advanced professional education from the AMS. From 1995 to 2004, she held the position of Head of School at Lamplighter Montessori School in Memphis, Tennessee. She has written articles that are published in Montessori Life, the journal of the American Montessori Society.

Dr. Roemer grew up in Bucks County, PA. Before becoming an educator, she worked as a field archeologist and a cartographer. Her work in that field took her to the Northeastern United States, Texas, and Belize, Central America, where she met and married her archeologist husband, Erwin. Her career as an educator began in 1985 when she was looking for a preschool for her oldest son. After learning about the Montessori method, she realized it was a perfect match for her family—and a perfect match for her career ambitions.

Read more insights on the Montessori method and Early Childhood Education from Dr. Roemer on her blog, Kathy’s Insights.

Please call Dr. Roemer at 212-595-2000, 212-678-6072 or 212-665-1600 or send her an email at Dr. Roemer has an open door policy and welcomes communications from all parents.