Sunnybrook Montessori School is an independent, not-for-profit preschool (ages 3-7) in Lancaster, NH. For forty years Sunnybrook has been a vibrant community for children and their families. Sunnybrook began as a parent cooperative and then became a private business managed by Geraldine Tobin for nearly 30 years. In 2006, Gerry’s daughter-in-law, Laura Tobin, purchased and managed Sunnybrook through the end of the 2008-2009 school year.
As of July 1, 2009, Sunnybrook, harking back to its roots, once again became a nonprofit organization run by a Board of Directors. The Board of Directors is made of parents, engaged community members, and alumni with ties to Sunnybrook’s long history.
The Board of Directors is the managing body of Sunnybrook Montessori School. The board is responsible for planning and program governance, policy management, financial management, personnel management, and public relations. Board members are available to answer questions, take suggestions and recommendations, and provide information about the school and the board.
You will find below a list of the current board members and minutes from the board meetings. The Board of Directors meets on the second Monday evening of each month in the Sunnybrook classroom. Meetings are open to the public.
To contact the Board of Directors, you may e-mail [email protected].
To contact the president of the board, Abby Mayne, you may e-mail [email protected].
Meet our 2023-2024 Sunnybrook Montessori School Board Members
PRESIDENT – Abby Mayne
Abby stepped into the role of president after a year of serving on the Board. She lives in Lancaster with her husband. Abby teaches Humanities at White Mountains Regional High School. She moved to the North Country in 2017 after growing up and attending college in Maine. She feels fortunate to call Lancaster home and to be part of a vibrant community that cares about quality educational opportunities for students young and old.
VICE PRESIDENT – Kate Smith
Kate grew up in Lancaster and is thrilled to be part of the team at Sunnybrook Montessori School. She holds her Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education and taught in local public schools for five years. Kate also enjoys bringing learning into her everyday life for her two young children in their Montessori-inspired home.
TREASURER – Rachel Dandeneau
SECRETARY- William Gay
2021-2022 School Year
2020-2021 School Year