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Campbell Montessori School is incorporated as a not-for-profit educational institution and managed by a Board of Directors. The Board is governed by the school’s articles of incorporation and by-laws. It is comprised of a minimum of 7 members, two of whom are parent representatives serving two-year terms which overlap, with one new parent elected annually. Parent representatives are chosen from those nominated by the parent community. Ballots are created, and each Campbell parent votes on the candidate of his or her choice.

Board Members

Miriam Gutting

I started my life in County Limerick, Ireland. I took my Montessori training in Dublin. In 1962-3, I taught in a long-term care orthopedic hospital for children in Dublin, and in 1963, I was invited to come to St. Louis to open a Montessori School.

Being a mere 21 and full of adventure, I did. I could not wait to see the confluence of two great rivers, and to hear what I had been told was great jazz. That's all I knew about this wonderful place.

When I was about to move on from the area, I received another invitation to stay. This was from the gentleman who was my husband of 47 years, and the father of our eight beautiful children. Read More...


Scott Campbell

Scott Campbell graduated with Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Physics from University of Illinois and spent the 60's working in the aerospace industry. He completed an MBA from the University of Santa Clara in 1971 and a PhD in Economics from U.C. Berkeley in 1981.

He worked as Assistant Professor at SIU Edwardsville and Adjunct Professor at Washington University from 1978 to 1990. Also, from 1970 to the present, he served in the positions of Vice President and President and is currently Chairman of the Board of Greater Missouri Builders.


Sarajane Campbell

Sarajane graduated with a degree in elementary education from University of Illinois and a masters in Reading from UMSL. She has taught first grade through sixth and for the past 30 years as an instructor in adult education and literacy in the city of St. Louis. She continues to volunteer in this adult education program.


Craig Frahm

Craig is a University of Missouri-Columbia graduate and has over 17 years’ experience at the St. Charles County Economic Development Council as the Chief Financial Officer & Incubator Manager. Participating as a board member with Family Advocacy & Community Training (F.A.C.T) and St. Charles Planning & Zoning Commission, Craig is heavily involved in the St. Charles County community.


Ann Russek

Ann H. Russek has enjoyed several positions in her ongoing professional career. They include teaching at the elementary, middle, university and graduate levels of education. She has taught in and special education classrooms in the format of resource and gifted instruction.

Undergraduate work was completed at Maryville College of the Sacred Heart with graduate degrees, Master of Arts (Research) and Doctor of Philosophy, attained at Saint Louis University. Professional certification is held in the curriculum areas of Reading Specialist, English and Core Curriculum, kindergarten through grade 12. Certification also is held for the positions of principal and superintendent. Read More...


Board Members

Miriam Gutting

I started my life in County Limerick, Ireland. I took my Montessori training in Dublin. In 1962-3, I taught in a long-term care orthopedic hospital for children in Dublin, and in 1963, I was invited to come to St. Louis to open a Montessori School.

Being a mere 21 and full of adventure, I did. I could not wait to see the confluence of two great rivers, and to hear what I had been told was great jazz. That's all I knew about this wonderful place.

When I was about to move on from the area, I received another invitation to stay. This was from the gentleman who was my husband of 47 years, and the father of our eight beautiful children. Read More...


Scott Campbell

Scott Campbell graduated with Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Physics from University of Illinois and spent the 60's working in the aerospace industry. He completed an MBA from the University of Santa Clara in 1971 and a PhD in Economics from U.C. Berkeley in 1981.

He worked as Assistant Professor at SIU Edwardsville and Adjunct Professor at Washington University from 1978 to 1990. Also, from 1970 to the present, he served in the positions of Vice President and President and is currently Chairman of the Board of Greater Missouri Builders.


Sarajane Campbell

Sarajane graduated with a degree in elementary education from University of Illinois and a masters in Reading from UMSL. She has taught first grade through sixth and for the past 30 years as an instructor in adult education and literacy in the city of St. Louis. She continues to volunteer in this adult education program.


Craig Frahm

Craig is a University of Missouri-Columbia graduate and has over 17 years’ experience at the St. Charles County Economic Development Council as the Chief Financial Officer & Incubator Manager. Participating as a board member with Family Advocacy & Community Training (F.A.C.T) and St. Charles Planning & Zoning Commission, Craig is heavily involved in the St. Charles County community.


Ann Russek

Ann H. Russek has enjoyed several positions in her ongoing professional career. They include teaching at the elementary, middle, university and graduate levels of education. She has taught in and special education classrooms in the format of resource and gifted instruction.

Undergraduate work was completed at Maryville College of the Sacred Heart with graduate degrees, Master of Arts (Research) and Doctor of Philosophy, attained at Saint Louis University. Professional certification is held in the curriculum areas of Reading Specialist, English and Core Curriculum, kindergarten through grade 12. Certification also is held for the positions of principal and superintendent. Read More...


Members of the Board of Directors serve as custodians of the integrity of the school, holding in trust the school’s future as well as its present. The board as a whole represents continuity and permanent responsibility. As such, the board is the policy-making body of the school. It is responsible for establishing and reviewing the philosophy and objectives of the school, for effective implementation of the policies thereof, and for the school’s fiscal well-being. The Board selects and evaluates the Director, to whom they delegate responsibility for implementation of policies. The Director has several duties. These include guiding the board in formulating the school’s mission and in developing its strategic plan, carrying out the operating plan and annual budget, reporting to the Board on school matters, and managing the school in an effective and businesslike manner.

Questions for the Board should be directed to the Director or one of the parent members, who will bring them to the board for discussion if they fall under its jurisdiction. Serving as the professional educational leader of the institution, the Director has complete responsibility for faculty, staff and student selection, evaluation and dismissal. He or she articulates the mission of the school and is responsible for the professional quality and behavior of the faculty.

If you would like to serve on the board, or nominate someone to serve, please contact the Director or any member and your candidate's name will be forwarded to the nominating committee.

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