OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Aaron Morrison, President
Aaron Morrison is a Professional Mechanical Engineer with a bachelor’s degree from UC Berkeley and two Master’s degrees in Business Administration and Engineering Science from SJSU. He moved from California to Anchorage in 2007 and relocated with his family to Juneau in 2012. Aaron’s three daughters are all currently in attendance at Montessori Borealis Public School. He loves Juneau, and believes in fostering a strong Montessori program in Southeast Alaska. When he is not working at PDC Engineers you can find Aaron and his family doing their best to take full advantage of what Juneau and its surrounding lands have to offer.
Lynnette McNutt, Vice-President.
Lynette holds a bachelor's degree from UAS in Science with a major in Biology. Although her family has moved in and out of Juneau with the Coast Guard several times, she is happy to call Juneau her permanent home since her husband's retirement in 2007. Both of her children are currently Montessori Borealis students. Lynnette has worked for the Juneau School District and Juneau Montessori Borealis since 2008. She is currently completing her Montessori Certification in the Elementary level and her Masters degree in Montessori Education through Loyola University of Maryland.
Lupita Alvarez, Treasurer.
Lupita grew up in Mexico City and moved to Juneau in 1988. With a background in Dance, Recreation and Education, she served as Program Director for the Tongass Alaska Girl Scout Council and Executive Director of Juneau Dance Unlimited. When she discovered Montessori education seeking a preschool for her son, she was inspired to obtain her Montessori teacher certification. Lupita served as Director of the Juneau Montessori School for 15 years and is currently working with the Montessori Borealis Public School. She was a founding member of the Adolescent Montessori Program and has volunteered throughout the years for numerous local, national, and international nonprofit organizations, including SEAFOM since 1995.
Bridget Braley, Secretary.
Bridget was born and raised in Juneau until she was 11. Her family then moved to Olympia, WA where she spent her middle and high school years. After graduating from Gonzaga University with a degree in Mathematics and Secondary Education certification, she decided to move back to her hometown of Juneau where she was introduced to Montessori education. After long term subbing at Montessori Borealis Public School, she completed the Orientation to Adolescent Studies in Chihuahua, Mexico. She now works as the Adolescent Montessori Program's Math and Humannities teacher.
Callie Conerton, Board Member.
Callie Conerton was born and raised in Juneau. She has a BA in Elementary Education from the University of Alaska Southeast and a Masters in Teaching and Learning from University of Alaska Anchorage. She is AMI Elementary Trained through Montessori Northwest and teaches Lower Elementary (first, second, and third grade) at Montessori Borealis Public School. She enjoys playing ice hockey, downhill skiing, traveling, cooking, being outside (not in total downpour), and laughing.
Rebecca Gaguine, Board Member
Rebecca Gaguine is ecstatic to join the teaching staff at Montessori Borealis as one of the three lower elementary teachers (1st, 2nd and 3rd grade). This a goal over three years in the making. Rebecca has a BA in theatre from the University of Minnesota, a Montessori Elementary Diploma from Montessori Northwest and is working on completing her Masters of Education degree at the University of Alaska SE. Rebecca is a born and raised Juneauite who loved every second of her JSD experience and can't wait to give back to a school system that gave her so much. She is the most excited about teaching early literacy
Rebecca gained a love of Montessori education after watching her own two children thrive in that pedagogy. She spends most of her time with said children, walking the neighborhood, baking together and reading stories together.
Board Members (Bio's and Pictures to come) --- Cecil McNutt
There are two vacant seats on the board at this time. If you want to serve on our board, email us.