Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees is responsible for fiscal well-being, for the philosophy and objectives of the institution (and their constant review for pertinence), and for the effective implementation of the policies that it enacts.

Claudia Bagiackas
Claudia is a co-founder of the Montessori School of Central Vermont. She served as the MSCVT administrator for the first two years of program formation in 1998 and 1999 and has taught and administrated in Montessori for over 30 years. Claudia holds her Elementary Montessori degree and has a Masters degree in social ecology. In addition to contributing to Montessori in the region she served as the associate director for the Institute of Social Ecology in Plainfield, Vermont for over 12 years. Claudia is a proud mother and grandmother of Montessori children.

Brian Callnan - Treasurer
Brian serves on the MSCVT Board of Trustees as a member since 2008, and currently as Treasurer since June 2009. He is a parent of two, one of whom has completed the Children's House Program and the other is currently enrolled. Brian resides in North Middlesex, Vermont and currently works in the electric utility industry as Director of Power Supply and Transmission for Vermont Public Power Supply Authority in Waterbury Center.

Cara Hansen
Cara joined the Board in Sept. 2011. Her bio will be posted here soon.

Daemmon Hughes - Secretary
Daemmon has served on the MSCVT Board of Trustees since June 2006. He is one of the founding parents of the Montpelier Montessori School and served as Board Treasurer from 2007-2009. Daemmon is a project manager at Bear Code, a software development company in Montpelier, where he lives with his wife Alison and their sons Max and Bela, both of whom have completed the Children's House program at MSCVT. Bela is currently enrolled in the Elementary program. Daemmon is also an avid musician and plays regularly with several bands in the central VT area.

Craig Jarvis - Board President
Craig is in his fourth year as a parent member of MSCVT and his third year of service on the Board of Trustees.  He first joined the Board in May 2007.  He served as Secretary in his first year and is now in his second year as President.  Craig’s first child completed the Children’s House program last year after three years at the Montpelier Montessori site and his second child is currently in his second year. Craig is an attorney in Montpelier, who practices largely in the areas of disability and workers' compensation claims.  He is a member of the Vermont Bar Association, Vermont Association for Justice, and the National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives.

Mathew Krebs
Matt joined the Board in Sept. 2011. His bio will be posted here soon.

Ariel Zevon
Ariel joined the Board in Sept. 2011. Her bio will be posted here soon.