Meet the Head of School

20120928 Kambrich 9 Edit1Dr. Susan Kambrich has served as Head of School at Woodland Hill Montessori School since 2000. She has been a Montessori educator since 1989 and was Lower Elementary Head Teacher at the Montessori School of Albany from 1995-2000.

While at MSA, she has served as Elementary Educational Coordinator, Teacher Board Representative, and as Interim Head before becoming Head of School in 2000. Susan also taught as an Upper Elementary teacher at Hudson Montessori School in Ohio, and as a Primary teacher at Woodland Montessori School in Madison, Wisconsin. She has taught public school kindergarten and a toddler program, and taught at a Montessori summer program at Fairbanks Montessori in Alaska.

In December 2018, Susan completed the Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) program in Educational Leadership at the Esteves School of Education of The Sage Colleges. Susan has a master’s of Education degree in Early Childhood Education from Kent State University, and a certificate of advanced studies as School Building Leader from the College of Saint Rose. Susan trained to be a Montessori teacher at Washington Montessori Institute in Washington, DC. She is AMI Montessori certified to teach ages 6-12, AMS certified as a Montessori Administrator and is New York State certified as a principal. 

Susan serves on several boards including American Montessori Society, the HVCC Teacher Education Advisory, and the Rensselaer County Chamber of Commerce. Susan is also Treasurer of the New York State Association of Independent Schools and is Chair of the Heads of Schools Section for the American Montessori Society. She has presented at regional and national Montessori conferences and serves on Accreditation Teams for Middle States of Colleges and Schools, NYSAIS and AMS.

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