Head of School Search

Many Rivers Montessori, Duluth, MN

for July 2023


Triangle Associates and Many Rivers Montessori are pleased to announce an extraordinary school leadership opportunity as they recruit a next Head for the school. Many Rivers Montessori (MRM) is an eight-year-old independent school in beautiful Duluth, Minnesota, serving children from 16 months through 8th grade near the north shore of Lake Superior. The school’s story is one of clear vision, warmhearted collaboration, and demonstrated success. MRM was founded by a broad community of educators and families seeking a high-quality, accredited Montessori independent school in Duluth. In its second year, MRM became the only school north of the Twin Cities to receive Recognized status from the Association Montessori Internationale (AMI). In its third year, it launched its middle school program. MRM is only the second school in Duluth to be fully accredited by the Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS). And in its fifth year, MRM raised over $1 million through a capital campaign to transform a historic school building into a beautiful, state-of-the-art facility. MRM’s student body has grown steadily from 75 to 199 in its short history. MRM aspires to become one of the best Montessori schools in the country and raising the bar for education in the entire region.


Following the retirement of its founding Head of School, MRM will look to its new Head to passionately and effectively champion the merits of Montessori education, to further the school’s values and priorities, and to collaboratively build and support structures, policies, procedures, finances, and marketing and recruitment strategies to enable it to thrive for years to come.


Marc Frankel, Judy Schechtman, and Abbi DeLessio are supporting MRM’s Head of School Search Committee to conduct this search. The position commences as early as July 2023. Please use the links below to find more information and email Search Committee co-chairs Jennifer Lien and Jon Dumpys at execsearch@manyriversmontessori.org if you have questions.


Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The Search Committee will begin reviewing candidate applications in September. Interested candidates wishing to be considered in this pool are encouraged to submit their materials as soon as possible.


Many Rivers Montessori values diversity in every aspect of its school community, and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates, including those from all underrepresented groups.


Scenes from MRMS and Duluth, MN

MRM Mission Statement:  Many Rivers Montessori empowers our students to transform the world. Through world-class Montessori education, a focus on the whole child, and an inclusive and fun community, we cultivate independent, academically prepared, and socially responsible citizens who will be lifelong learners and creative problem solvers.

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