The Montessori School of San Antonio is accredited by the Independent School Association of the Southwest. ISAS is an organization of 89 schools spread across Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Kansas, and Louisiana. ISAS is recognized by the Texas Private School Accreditation Commission. Other local schools accredited by ISAS include San Antonio Academy, St. Luke’s, Saint Mary’s Hall, Keystone School, and TMI.
ISAS accreditation requires adherence to a set of rigorous standards of best practices of independent schools. Following a thorough self-study, an accreditation team composed of experts from other ISAS schools conducts a three-day visit every 10 years, scrutinizing every aspect of the school’s programs and operations. Documented responses to the recommendations of the visiting team are required at interim intervals.
Dan Ahlstrom, Ed.D. Head of School
Theresa Powers, Program Director
Brandon Petrosky, Business Manager
Maru Galarza, Director of Admission
Chris Noel, Director of Communications
Jon Ollis, Director of Facilities
Cynthia Mullett, Information Technology
Kimberly Gomez, LVN, Health Services Coordinator
Francesca Creamer, Exec Assistant to Administration
Jule Metoyer, Receptionist
Elizabeth Holland, Bookkeeper
Kristina Richards, Admission Assistant
Teachers & Assistants
MSSA Board of Trustees
With 13 members from a variety of professional backgrounds, but all with a common passion for MSSA and Montessori education, MSSA Board of Trustees meets regularly with Head of School Dan Ahlstrom and MSSA Business Manager, Ralph Huber. The primary work of the Board of Trustees is to ensure and protect the long-term welfare and interest of the school and its mission. Each Trustee holds office for one or two three-year terms, not to exceed six years. Specific committees outlined in the Board By-Laws allow members to focus on specific objectives. These committees include: Executive Committee, Finance Committee, Institutional Advancement Committee, Committee on Trustees and other committees created as needed (Security, Policy Review, Building, etc.). Board members include eight current parents—with 14 current students and five alumni parents—with 12 MSSA graduates.
2021 - 2022 BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Board Vice Chair
Institutional Advancement Chair
Committee on Trustees Chair