Todd Covert

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Todd Covert

Co-Founder, Head of School

Prior to starting the school 10 years ago with his wife, Meagan Ledendecker, Todd taught 6th grade language arts, social studies, math, and science in the Berkshire Hills Regional School District. Before teaching in public schools, Todd was the co-founder and Director of Education and Outreach for the Mississippi State Office of National Audubon Society. He brings with him a variety of outdoor and experiential leadership experiences ranging from ropes courses to leading wilderness trips. He holds a B.A. in Philosophy, an M.S. in Environmental Education, and an M.A. in Educational Leadership. He has his elementary Montessori teacher training as well as his Massachusetts administrator and elementary teaching license. Todd enjoys hiking, learning guitar, and spending time with Meagan, and their children, Willow, Wren, and Winter.

 K. Meagan Ledendecker

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K. Meagan Ledendecker

Co-Founder, Director of Education, Elementary Program Guide

Secretary, Board of Trustees

Meagan grew up in a Montessori school with two Montessori teachers and administrators as parents. She has an M.S. in Environmental Education through the Audubon Expedition Institute/Lesley University. Before co-founding MSB, she worked as an Education Coordinator for nonprofits, taught at the elementary level for Pittsfield Public Schools, and provided professional development for teachers. Meagan began her adult Montessori path after the birth of her first daughter. Meagan is trained in AMI Assistants to Infancy (0-3), Montessori Educators International (MACTE accredited) early childhood (3-6), Montessori Educators International elementary training (6-12) and AMI elementary training (6-12). Although usually at the school, Meagan has been known to enjoy gardening, yoga, hiking, running, and reading with a cat curled up on her lap.

 Kehr Davis

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Kehr Davis

Director of Operations and Admission

Kehr is a native of western Massachusetts. She was raised in Stockbridge and attended the Berkshire Hills Regional School District where she was a distinguished athlete. Kehr went on to study at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, with a focus on fine arts and graphic design. Following her time in Boston, Kehr returned to the Berkshire Hills to raise her two children, both of whom have excelled in the nurturing atmosphere inherent to Montessori education. Kehr has fifteen+ years experience in small business and restaurant management, and prior to coming to MSB was the director of operations at the former Helsinki Tea Company in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. She is an avid trail runner and can be found atop the Berkshire Hills most weekends.

 Averneile Maloney

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Averneile Maloney

Office Manager

Averneile “Avie” moved from Brooklyn to the Berkshires with her family seventeen years ago. She has worked with different non-profits over the years doing administrative work and truly enjoys it. Avie is thrilled to join the Montessori family and holds Associate Degrees in Education (Wesleyan College, Grenada) and Hotel and Hospitality (BCC). Avie is of West Indian decent and enjoys cooking, reading, and you just might see her volunteering in various local groups in the community.

 Jeanette Maguire

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Jeanette Maguire

Advancement & Outreach Coodinator

Jeanette’s appreciation for a Montessori education began when she attended kindergarten at the Columbia Montessori School in Columbia, MO.  She and her wife, Erica, have been grateful to have their son, Carl, as a student at MSB, where he has been thriving since he began as a toddler. Over the years, Jeanette has worn many hats, mostly in the non-profit sector. For the last 17 years she has run her own business, Jeanette Maguire Design. She is thrilled to bring her passion for Montessori and tool-box of talent to MSB as our Development and Outreach Coordinator. In her free time, she likes to create “functional art.” If it can be made with her hands and some simple tools, she’s game!

 

 Mark Losardo

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Mark Losardo

Facilities Manager

Mark is MSB's handyman and behind-the-scenes guru for all things maintenance and upkeep. He's kept our school building and grounds in tip top shape the last three years, and is the father of an MSB graduate. When he's not at school, you're most likely to find Mark in the great outdoors - he is an avid biker and surfer.