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, 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.  Susan and her husband Jim have two daughters Caroline and Katie who were Montessori students through middle school.

Administration

Liz joined Twin Parks in 2012 as Education Director of Central Park Montessori. Liz holds a Master’s, a Professional New York State teaching license and Montessori certification in Early Childhood. Before joining Twin Parks Liz worked at West Side Montessori School as a head teacher and in an administrative role, working closely with the head of school, the teacher education program and head teachers. Upon joining Central Park Montessori, Liz coached teachers, helped prepare classrooms with developmentally appropriate Montessori activities, and strengthened partnerships between parents and teachers by improving communication. Liz spent 2018-2019 as Admissions Director at Central Park Montessori School, and has experience and knowledge of the admissions and exmissions processes in NYC. Liz has a deep understanding of the school culture and Montessori philosophy. As a former Montessori teacher and parent of current and former Twin Parks students, she brings a depth of knowledge and a unique perspective on the value of our school.