Mary Ellen Kordas
Mary Ellen Kordas is the former Head of School at Valley Montessori School in Livermore, CA completing a 33 year career in 2011. The school was the first AMS accredited school in California providing an educational setting for 500 students from infant to eighth grade. She holds a degree in Business Management from St. Mary's College in California. Mary Ellen also holds a certificate from California State University Program in Nonprofit Management and an AMS Montessori Administrator's Credential as well as a Program Director Credential from the California Commission on Teaching. She has consulted with numerous Montessori schools throughout the country. She is an elected member of the American Montessori Society International Board of Directors, serves on the Executive Committee, and is the current Treasurer. She was awarded the Woman Entrepreneur of the Year in the San Francisco Bay Area in 2010 from the Women's Initiative for innovation in a nonprofit organization. Mary Ellen provides extraordinary visionary leadership to the Montessori community. She is a presenter for CME|NY’s Course for Montessori School Management and Leadership (CMSM).