In 2011, K.T. Korngold joined us as CEO. She brings with her a lifetime of dedication to authentic Montessori principles and practices and a long connection with the programs of CME|NY. K.T. was instrumental in the original design of the Montessori Children’s Center (MCC). She has worked at CME|NY in various capacities, most notably in developing many of the promotional materials, handbooks, and written documents. K.T. is a trained CMTE|NY Infant and Toddler specialist and wrote a column for Tomorrow's Child magazine, entitled "Bringing Montessori Home." Her articles have appeared in the book The Montessori Way, as well as in Infants and Toddlers Journal and Montessori Life magazine. K.T. helped in the design of the initial Infant room at the Whitby School and in the design for the first Middle School for The Montessori School in Wilton, CT. She received her AMS Administrator Cedential in 2013. As a child, K.T. was part of the model classroom of the first Montessori education program for Head Start teachers in the United States, a training that Carole initiated in Albany, NY in 1967. Both of K.T.’s daughters have attended Montessori schools, including MCC. She has a Master's degree from Columbia University, a B.A. from Wesleyan University, Middletown CT, and 12 Graduate Credits in Early Childhood Education from the College of New Rochelle. She has received an award from the Academy of American Poets.
K.T. has overall strategic and operational responsibility for CME|NY. She has a ground-up, deep knowledge of the programs, procedures, and business operations of CME|NY and is dedicated to ensuring the stability and strategic growth of the company. With proven leadership skills, coaching talents, and relationship management capability, a strong background and demonstrable experience in marketing and communications, and an unwavering commitment to authentic, quality Montessori educations, she engages the faculty, adult learners, alumni, partnering organizations, and Montessori community in the on-going development of meaningful, successful Montessori educational programs for both children and adults.