Board of Directors

Spring Bilingual Montessori Academy (SBMA) is a nonprofit organization governed by a Board of Directors comprised of the following individuals:

President – Andrea Gehman, former SBMA parent.  Mrs. Gehman has served on the Board since February 2012.  She has a combined 14 years of experience as a lawyer and human resources professional specializing in employee benefits and employment matters .  Her children are former SBMA students of the N.E.S.T. and Spanish Montessori classes.

Secretary – Jordan Love, former SBMA parent.  Mr. Love has served on the Board since July 2014.  He is excited to bring his background in early childhood education and school administration to the SBMA Board.  Jordan has worked in several independent schools in Washington, D.C. and Maryland since 2001 and is currently Head of Lower School at St. Andrew’s in Potomac, Maryland. Prior to becoming division head, Jordan served as Assistant Head of Lower School, and taught for over a decade in kindergarten and preschool classrooms.  His daughter attended SBMA in the Spanish Montessori class.

Treasurer – Harvey Beckham, former SBMA parent.  Mr. Beckham has served on the Board since 2011.  He has spent over 20 years working in real-estate & construction management. All three of his daughters attended SBMA in the Spanish Montessori class.

Director – Ask Eirik Storsve, current SBMA parent.  Mr. Storsve has served on the Board since April 2014.  He has more than 11 years of experience in international politics, advocacy, program management, and government contracting in three continents.  His eldest son attended SBMA in the N.E.S.T. program and the Spanish Montessori class and his youngest son is currently in the N.E.S.T. program.

Director – Brandon Mazur, former SBMA parent.  Mr. Mazur has served on the Board since July, 2013. Brandon has 14 years of experience as a Financial Advisor with UBS Financial Services in Bethesda, Maryland.  His daughter attended SBMA in the Spanish Montessori class.

Director – Amy Fitzgibbons, former SBMA parent.  Mrs. Fitzgibbons joined the Board in 2015. Her daughter attended SBMA in the Spanish Montessori class.

Director – Bela Ali, SBMA Educational Directress, Lead Teacher, and  staff liaison to the Board of Directors.  Ms. Bela has been with SBMA since 1989 and has over 30 years of teaching experience.  She is the lead teacher in the Spanish Montessori class and is also the Educational Directress of Spring BMA.  She enjoys working with children and finds teaching a deeply rewarding profession.

Board CPA – James Brandon

 

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