Carole Wolfe Korngold
Founder and Executive Director
Carole Wolfe Korngold is the Executive Director of the Center for Montessori Education|NY, which runs CME|NY and the Montessori Children’s Center, located at Burke Rehabilitation Hospital, a model year-round Montessori childcare program. She is acclaimed for bringing authentic Montessori education to independent, public, and charter schools, as well to childcare centers and Montessori teacher training. Past President of the American Montessori Society, she participated in the White House Conference on Early Childhood Development and Learning and Co-Chaired the Montessori International Congress in Rome, Italy. Carole has been honored with the 2012 MACTE Wisdom of the Elders Award, in recognition of leadership throughout the Montessori community as an Educator, Writer and Innovator. She received the AMS Living Legacy Award for the year 2000, and the 2004 Arents Award from Syracuse University, the highest award an alumni may receive. In 2004, Syracuse University awarded her the College of Human Services and Health Professions Distinguished Alumni Award in 2004. A valued, esteemed, and much beloved leader of the Montessori community since 1965, Carole has touched hearts and minds for decades and continues to inspire new generations of Montessori teachers and parents. Carole has an M.A. (Manhattanville College), an AMS Early Childhood credential (Albany), and an AMS Infant and Toddler credential (CMTE/NY). She has four granddaughters.