An Independent Boston Day School for Students in Toddler–Sixth Grade
At a Glance


2019-20 Board of Trustees

Kingsley Montessori School is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, independent day school governed by a volunteer Board of Trustees. The Board is responsible for overseeing the financial well-being of the school, setting policy, and hiring the Head of School.


Co-Chair: Cindy Brown, Elementary Parent
Co-Chair: Ashley Jacobs, Elementary Parent
Chair Emeritus: Charlotte Hemr, Elementary Parent
Viva Hyatt, Elementary Parent
Treasurer: Heather Carrillo, Preschool Parent
Head of School: Steve Farley


Monique Austin, Elementary Parent
Cindy Brown, Elementary Parent
Luke Burns, Elementary Parent
Heather Carrillo, Preschool & Elementary Parent
Ellie Chu, Preschool & Elementary Parent
Morad Elhafed, Preschool Parent
Stephen Farley, Head of School
Matthew Friedman, Elementary Parent
Charlotte Hemr, Elementary Parent
Viva Hyatt, Elementary Parent
Ashley Jacobs, Elementary Parent
Marc Jaffan, Preschool & Elementary Parent
Tara Jordan, Elementary Parent
Maria Pantazis, Preschool & Elementary Parent
Alexis Rogers, Preschool Parent
Tedd Saunders, Elementary Parent
Nik Shah, Preschool Parent
Rob Small, Preschool and Elementary Parent
Jason Weiner, Elementary Parent


List of 10 members.

  • Photo of Steve Farley

    Steve Farley 

    Head of School
  • Photo of James Bonsey

    James Bonsey 

    Associate Head of School / Chief Financial & Operating Officer / Title IX Coordinator
  • Photo of Courtney Tomaselli

    Courtney Tomaselli 

    Chief Advancement Officer
  • Photo of Jorge Valcarcel

    Jorge Valcarcel 

    Chief Academic Officer
  • Photo of Tara Hofherr

    Tara Hofherr 

    Director of Upper Elementary & Next School Counseling
  • Photo of Kate Kausch

    Kate Kausch 

    Director of Early Childhood
  • Hadley Keefe 

    Director of Admissions & Enrollment Management
  • Photo of Jamie Lacroix

    Jamie Lacroix 

    Director of Marketing & Communications
  • Photo of Tyler Nay

    Tyler Nay 

    Director of Auxiliary Programs
  • Photo of Peter Zetlan

    Peter Zetlan 

    Director of Lower Elementary
Kingsley Montessori School
Toddler–Grade 6
Admissions: 617-226-4927
Campus Locations:
30 Fairfield Street
26 Exeter Street
Boston, MA 02116
Main Phone: 617-226-4900