About Us


Meet our Leadership Team

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  • Working Every Day to Meet Ancona's Mission

    Like Ancona's student and faculty populations, members of the leadership team hail from a variety of backgrounds and experiences.  They draw on each other's expertise to collaborate and sustain an environment that builds on the Montessori tradition, fosters a love of learning, encourages meaningful parental involvement, and empowers students to care about community, equity, and the power of their own voices.

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  • Liz Iverson

    Head of School
  • Tayé Brown

    Director of School Culture
  • Tony Gleason

    Director of Student and Family Services
  • Melanie Ahmad

    Director of Admissions and Tuition Management
  • Jon Stoper

    Director of Technology and Operations
  • Angie Martinez

    Director of Community Engagement
  • Taylor Marsh

    Director of Auxillary Programs
  • Jen Coleman

    Director of Facilities
  • Leslie Browne

    External Affairs Manager
  • Lola Davis

    Office Manager
  • Barbara Crawford

    Office Assistant
  • Patricia Erington

    Business Manager
  • Rachel Esser

    IT and Communications Manager
  • Kait Kumar

    School Nurse
  • Mary Nwebueze

    Senior Staff Accountant
  • Rodney Williams

    Marketing Manager

Meet Our Board of Trustees

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  • Ensuring Ancona Has the Resources to Meet Its Mission

    Ancona's Board of Trustees engages in long-range planning; policy formulation; stewardship of the school's assets; and selection, evaluation, and retention of the Head of School.  In addition, trustees help represent the school in the community at large and support Ancona's programs.

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  • Radiah Smith-Donald

    Ancona Board Co-President
  • Sibyl Day

    Ancona Board Co-President
  • Elisa Reliford

    Ancona Board Vice President
  • Kapil Kumar

    Ancona Board Treasurer
  • Eric Schneider

    Ancona Board Secretary
  • Tabitha Watts

    Ancona Board Committee On Trustees Co-Chair
  • Laura Staley

    Ancona Board Committee on Trustees Co-Chair
    APC Co-Chair
  • Gustavo Bamberger

  • Austin Bartlett

  • Keith Bevans

  • Lucila Espedido

  • Nanette Harris

  • Cari Hulings

    APC Co-Chair
  • Carmen Sallay

  • Ben Smith-Donald

  • Paul Watford

  • Jerome Weidner

    • Affiliations

      Independent Schools Association of the Central States

    • Affiliations

      Lake Michigan Association of Independent Schools

    • Affiliations

      National Association of Independent Schools

    • Affiliations

      American Montessori Society

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