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 Geradine 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 2021-2022 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 – Heather Grenier
Heather lives in Guildhall, VT with her husband and four daughters. She became a board member after her first daughter started at Sunnybrook to become more involved in the wonderful program. She is a nurse at a local hospital and also helps with her family’s heating business that focuses on renewable energy.
TREASURER – Matt Kelly
Matt is a New Hampshire transplant with three young children. He joined the board in 2017 and enjoys volunteering his wife’s free time to Sunnybrook. He works for a local utility company.
Dana is a mother and friend who can make any occasion fun. She is a photographer who captures life’s moments with her lens for eternal enjoyment. She home schools her daughter and three sons while also caring for local youngsters. She joined the board and loves Sunnybrook and all it stands for!
Mary lives in Jefferson with her husband, one and a half year old son, and their bluetick hound. Her family moved to the area in January 2020 from Fayette, Maine. Mary teaches first grade at the Lancaster School and thoroughly enjoys living and working in the Lancaster community!
Alayna is a 3rd grade teacher at the Warren Village School and lives in North Woodstock, NH. She grew up attending the Cornerstone School, a Montessori school in southern New Hampshire, and went on to teach in an outdoor Toddler classroom there. Alayna is excited to be connected with the Montessori community in northern New Hampshire.
Mother of two.
I’m passionate about children and their education. I value play and self-directed learning. I love Sunnybrook and I consider my children fortunate to spend their formative years at this wonderful place.
2021-2022 School Year
2020-2021 School Year