Firelands Montessori Academy is a non-profit organization governed by a Board of Trustees whose role includes strategic planning, financial oversight, and setting broad school policy. The Board of Directors hire the Head of School to serve as the chief executive officer. Comprised of volunteers, the FMA Board includes current parents, alumni parents, community members, and friends of the school.

While the teachers, staff and Head of School manage daily operations, the Board supports the Firelands Montessori Academy mission and acts strategically to protect the long-term best interests of the school and its students.The Board meets once a month and all meetings are open to members of the school community.

FMA Board of Trustee meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month at school at 6:30 p.m.


Tiffany Swain, President
Jonathan Merckens, Vice President
Carl Krueger, Treasurer
Megan Zahler, Secretary


Erin Smith