Firelands Montessori Academy is a non-profit organization governed by a Board of Trustees whose roles includes strategic planning, financial oversight, and setting broad school policy. The Board of Directors hires the Head of School to serve as the chief executive officer. The FMA Board comprised of volunteers 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 generally held on the third Tuesday of each month, 6:30pm at the school.

The board members can be reached by the following email:


Jonathan Merckens, President
Kent Painter, Vice President
Carl Krueger, Treasurer
Kate Roseman, Secretary


Jim Murray

Kristy Malacos

Peter Larrow