Board of Directors
Our MSBG Board of Directors is a volunteer board comprised of people who are active in the community and have a passion for Montessori methodology as well as the Montessori School of Bowling Green. Members have varied professional expertise and share their talents to ensure the school is thriving in optimal capacity.
We are extremely excited to share with our community the renewed strategic plan. This document, which is required by the Ohio Department of Education and American Montessori Society, is our guiding document to help the school continue on a positive direction for years to come. We have provided information below on both the strategic plan and the role of our board of directors.
Our strategic plan overview provides insight to our over arching goals and plans to ensure MSBG has the strongest future possible.
Click HERE to watch a video providing you with a strategic plan overview.
Click HERE to watch a video that details the role of the Board of Directors for MSBG.
Board of Directors - 2017/18
Sandra Earle - President
Sandy is a professor of pharmacy at the University of Findlay. She has a strong educational background and a passion for Montessori methodology. She attends the First United Methodist Church of Bowling Green and her husband is Provost at BGSU. Her two sons are alumni of MSBG and are recent graduates of St. John's Jesuit High School. She states, "I very much believe in the Montessori method and in particular this school. My boys left here loving to learn at age 12. How can you top that?"
Randy Huber - Vice President
Randy is an insurance agent with First Insurance in Bowling Green and formerly owned Huber, Harger, Welt and Smith Insurance Agency from 1982-2007. He is a graduate of Miami University and holds a Bachelors degree in Business Administration, is a certified insurance counselor, an Ohio certified volunteer naturalist and a certified interpretive guide. Randy has a strong belief in education and lifelong learning. He states, "My passion for nature and education blend well with Montessori education."
Sam Below - Treasurer
Sam is a Senior Business Planning Analyst for Owens-Illinois, Inc. in Perrysburg and holds a Masters degree in Business Administration and a Bachelors degree in Accountancy. Sam previously worked in the state auditor’s office and spent time auditing public and charter school systems in northwest Ohio. Sam brings valuable insight to the board given his background in accounting and finance and has a desire to expand his community involvement. Sam states, “The Montessori philosophy is an attractive option to ensuring children are given the best opportunities to learn, grow and become thoughtful and productive members of society.”
Allie Briggs- Member
Allie is a Senior Financial Analyst for Owens Corning in Toledo. Through this, she has an extensive background in financial planning and analysis including budgeting and forecasting. However, she also has a family history with education. Allie was looking to become more involved with the Bowling Green community and discovered MSBG through family members who attend. She has a tremendous respect for the educational process and states, “Although I’m not a teacher, my husband, mom, brother, grandmother, aunt, and uncle are all teachers. Through them, I’ve seen how important the education process can be and how it takes parents, educators, and the community to be involved to make the school successful.”
John Heffernan - Member
John owns Bowling Green Lincoln Auto Sales and has served the community in many ways. Through being a business owner, John brings to the Board experience in operations, marketing, and accounting. He has been in business for 39 years and has seen a lot of changes in that time. He has been married to his wife Sally for 24 years. They have 4 children, 3 of which attended MSBG. He has been a pillar in the community; he has held leadership positions with the Wood County Hospital Foundation Board, Bowling Green Community Foundation, Business Networking International and has served as President of the Bowling Green Chamber of Commerce. Please join us in welcoming John to the Board! We look forward to having his experience and insight to help MSBG continue to grow in the community.
Kathy Korducki - Member
Kathy is a Sr. Regional Director for Express Scripts. She has been affiliated with MSBG since 2001 when the first of her three children began in the Early Childhood program. All of her children attended MSBG, she has served as board president and was an active member of the PTO. Her professional experience and academic background includes marketing, strategic planning and business development. She has a Masters degree in Management and is a member of the board of directors of Vocational Services at Sunshine, Inc., the Development Committee at St. Thomas More Parish and the School Council at St. Aloysius. She states, “Having attended a Montessori School as a child, I have a strong commitment to Montessori education and a great desire to see our school community thrive.”