Pacific Montessori Society
Pictured: Artist and school parent Art Thompson and Karen L. Colussi, one of the founding parents and first administrator/principal of the Pacific Montessori Society School, now known as the Selkirk Montessori School.
The Pacific Montessori Society (PMS) is a non-profit society officially registered with the provincial government and registered with the federal government as a charitable organization. A copy of the Society’s constitution and bylaws is filed with the Registrar of Companies. The Society was founded in 1980. All parents in good standing are members of the PMS. In accordance with the Societies Act, the Board of Directors of the Society is elected at the annual general meeting, and serves without any remuneration. Terms are for three years and members of the PMS are eligible to run for office.
2021-2022 Pacific Montessori Society Board Members
Atkins, Gregg - Director Lawyer, Pope Reed Law Corporation
Bechard, Chris - Director Senior Advisor, Provincial Government
Birley, Linda - Secretary Kumon Math & Reading
London, Piper - Repairs & Maintenance Business Owner - The Old Hat
Francis, Rowe - CPA, Treasurer Private Advisor/Consultant
Stewart, Courtney - Director Communications Manager, Provincial Government
Stewart, Shawn - Chair Staff Officer, DND
West, Julian - Director Social Entrepreneur
Barner, Penny - Executive Director Selkirk Montessori School
Erin Hayes, Head of School, Selkirk Montessori School
- Federation of Independent Schools Association
- Better Business Bureau of Victoria