Jay Stark – Head of School

American Montessori Society Administrator Credential  – Houston Montessori Center, Houston, TX

Bachelor of Arts cum laude in English from the University of Alabama in Huntsville

Joined MSH in 2013





Leela Pahl – Assistant Head of School

Master of Education in Independent School Leadership from Vanderbilt University Peabody School of Education

Bachelor of Arts cum laude in Environmental Analysis and Policy with a concentration in International Studies from Boston University

Orton-Gillingham Associate Level Training

Joined MSH in 2008


Melanie Hack – Curriculum Director  

American Montessori Society Early Childhood Credential – Xavier University Montessori Teacher Education Program

Masters of Education from Xavier University

Bachelor of Urban Planning from University of Cincinnati

Orton-Gillingam Associate Level Training

Reading Specialist K-12 – Xavier University

Joined MSH in 2018


Honey Skivolocke – Administrative Assistant

Associate of Arts from Santa Rosa Junior College

Multi Media and Graphic Design from the Academy of Art University, San Francisco

Joined MSH in 2019




The Montessori School of Huntsville is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization that is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, in accordance with the Bylaws of the Montessori Society of Huntsville.  These Bylaws, in conjunction with the Articles of Incorporation of The Montessori Society of Huntsville, are the authority in defining how the activities of the Montessori Society of Huntsville will be conducted.
Board Members are elected by the parent body and serve three-year terms and need not be from the parent body.

Board of Directors

Kit Fry, Chair, chair@montessorihuntsville.org

Dr. Noelle Kendrick, Vice Chair, vicechair@montessorihuntsville.org

Rob Ely, Treasurer, treasurer@montessorihuntsville.org

Chair, Finance Committee

Sheryn Moore, Secretary, secretary@montessorihuntsville.org

Todd Tichawa, director_1@montessorihuntsville.org