Montessori School of Lake Forest Appoints New President and Vice President

The Montessori School of Lake Forest (MSLF) is pleased to announce the appointment of Court Carruthers as President, and Kelly Rynes as Vice President of their Board of Directors. Also joining the Board this year are an exemplary group of current and alumni parents and community leaders: Sarah Cassidy, Laura Kosmerl, Tamara Mannelly, and Parvez Patel.

“I am grateful to be taking on this role at such an important time in MSLF’s rich history. As we celebrate our 50th Anniversary, I am honored to do so with such an exceptional group of teachers, staff, volunteers and families.” said Mr. Carruthers. “MSLF is truly an outstanding institution. I have watched my own children thrive academically, and begin growing into independent, responsible, and thoughtful individuals ”

In her 5th year as Executive Director, Ann Jordahl gears up to celebrate the 50th Anniversary, looking to the future with great hope and anticipation. She says, “We are well positioned to continue the tradition of leadership and excellence here at MSLF,“ and she also recognized the contribution of the previous years of leadership; “On behalf of the Board, Administration and Staff of MSLF, we want to express our sincere thanks and appreciation to our outgoing President, Tom Zengeler. Under his leadership the school has grown and thrived in pursuit of our mission and goals. We are well prepared and equipped with a solid vision, strategy, and plan for great growth and success for the next 50 Years and beyond.”

The Board of Directors is rounded out with an enthusiastic group of, dedicated leaders returning for the 2016-2017 school year: Jennifer Currier (Secretary), Bradford Patrick (Treasurer), Linda Brady, Jennifer Cockrel, Laura Fosselman, Ben Grum, Dean Shaffer, Laurie Shanahan, Chris Tennyson, and Kim Wisneski.

About MSLF
As one of the premier Montessori schools in the nation and with a long-standing history of 50 years in the Lake Forest community, the Montessori School of Lake Forest (MSLF) offers exceptional learning programs for children ages birth to 15 years. Program options range from half-day to full-day and year-round academic offerings. The school is home to a diverse student body, encompassing eight countries and more than 30 communities in the Chicagoland area.


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