A Message from the Head
On behalf of the Board of Trustees, we are proud and tremendously excited to announce the appointment of Stephanie Pax Flanigan as Brooklyn Heights Montessori School’s next Head of School. Stephanie will succeed Martha Haakmat in July 2019, following the conclusion of Martha’s exceptional six years as Head of School.
Stephanie is a national Montessori leader and a highly experienced head of school. She recently completed an 18-year tenure as the head of Montessori School of Denver (MSD). Her leadership was instrumental in extending MSD’s program through eighth grade, growing its campus, raising the school’s profile in Denver and beyond, and maintaining dual accreditations with the American Montessori Society and the Association of Colorado Independent Schools. Stephanie is an ardent believer in faculty development and has trained and mentored many school leaders, including the new head at MSD. Stephanie articulates Montessori principles with ease and has a proven track record of promoting Montessori pedagogy and Montessori eighth grade graduates.
Our halls resonated with excitement during Stephanie’s campus visit! Stephanie showed herself to be a consummate professional who connected seamlessly with all constituencies. Stephanie is fiercely dedicated to the ongoing development of the heart of our program: our expert, ingenious, tireless teachers. It is clear to the board that Stephanie will be a powerful guide, mentor and champion for all of our faculty and staff. In the words of one of our faculty members, “it was like she was already here.”
We are delighted to welcome Stephanie. We look forward to her stewardship of Brooklyn Heights Montessori School’s mission to educate children who are, in the words of Dr. Maria Montessori, “both a hope and a promise for mankind.”