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. 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 will be receiving her AMS CMSM credential in July, 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 had a Master's degree from Columbia University and a B.A. from Wesleyan University, Middletown CT. She has received an award from the Academy of American Poets.