Board of Trustees


The Board is a governing body that establishes policy, maintains the financial health of the school, and maintains and supports the institutional mission. The Board’s role is defined so as not to interfere with the day-to-day operation of the school.

Board Mission Statement

Woodinville Montessori School’s Board of Trustees exists to create plans, set policies and make strategic decisions that will best ensure the viability of the institutional mission for the current students’ children.

To contact the Board of Trustees, please call 425-482-3184 or email

Volunteer to advise the board

Occasionally the board seeks volunteer advisors with expertise in specific areas, including finance, marketing and law. At this time, the board is looking for those with deep experience in construction project management, strategic planning and fundraising. Volunteer advisors serve for various time periods depending on the specific need. For more information, read the WMS BOT volunteer advisor description.

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Trustees & officers 2019-2020

As of July, 2019

Melanie Hassler President
Jenifer Alyazdi Co-Vice President
Benjamin Liles Co-Vice President
Max Koh Treasurer
Sarah Gallagher Secretary
Paige Armentrout Trustee
Karen Drapers Trustee
James Harb Trustee
Olof Hellman Trustee
Amer Karim Trustee
Pooja Kohli Trustee
Susan Locke Trustee
Matt Perran Trustee
Tom Warren Trustee