Dear Twin Parks Montessori School Community,

I am very excited to begin my work at Twin Parks as your new Executive Director. I look forward to meeting you and learning more about Twin Parks schools! Montessori education is a life-long passion and I am eager to begin my work. I am especially excited to work with faculty and staff as we begin to plan for next year. I am looking forward to meeting the children, families, and the community. One of my first endeavors this summer and fall will be to meet with area heads of schools and principals. I look forward to building partnerships with our area Montessori schools and other public and private schools in New York. 

We will always maintain the highest standards so that our graduates can matriculate to a variety of excellent schools. Another of my initial goals will be to review curriculum, staffing, building needs, and learn more about each school at Twin Parks. I know I have big shoes to fill, and I am fortunate to have the guidance from Dr. Roemer as I assume my leadership role. Dr. Roemer will stay on for the month of July as I transition into my new role. I look forward to meeting you soon, and if you are unable to make the meet and greet at your school, I look forward to meeting you at other campus events.

Sincerely yours,
Dr. Susan Kambrich

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 director@twinparks.org. Dr. Roemer has an open door policy and welcomes communications from all parents.