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Charles Towne Montessori!

Welcome to the family experience at

The CTM Parents Association is open to all the adults who are important to the children enrolled here. The mission of the PA is to create a welcoming community for parents, relatives, and special friends of our children, and to offer strong support to the teachers and staff who create the loving and creative environments in which our children thrive. Please join us in this quest to prepare our children for a lifetime of learning.

Email our Parents Association leadership committee for information:

Charles Towne Montessori’s parents association hosts several special events for our students and parents each year, as well as providing support for the school overall. All of the efforts of our group are intended to benefit the the students and the teachers at Charles Towne Montessori.

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Katie Turner Parent Association Chair

Katie Turner has two children Sadie (elementary) and Samuel (primary) at CTM. Both of her children have been enrolled in Montessori since they were infants and joined CTM in 2020. Katie is currently serving as chairperson of the Parent Association where she hopes to enable our families to easily reengage both with the school and each other from a socially distanced past few years. Katie is a full time working mom and is the lead underwriting specialist for a nonprofit insurance carrier. She has served on many committees, is the pre-K & K Sunday school teacher at St Joseph’s Catholic Church and fills many other support roles as needed. Volunteering has been embedded in her nature since a very young age. She has a passion for education, child welfare, animals, serving her community and raising her two beautiful children!

Lindsey Stroud Parent Association

Lindsey has two children - a 2 year old, Palmer (in the toddler class) and an infant, Henry. She has her Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Early Childhood Education and has been teaching first grade in public school settings the last nine years. She has been actively involved in both the school and district levels, serving on many committees and advisories. This year, she is staying home and is very excited to spend time with the PA to have a hand in strengthening the bonds between CTM families, teachers, and students. 

Megan Wheeler Parent Association

Megan is the mom of 2, one who joined the toddler program in January of 2023, and her second will join in early 2024. She values the importance of community and connection, both in her family life as well as her career in leadership development and executive coaching.. When she's not working, Megan enjoys yoga and spending time with her family. Megan joined the PA because she is passionate about Montessori philosophy. She also values the sense of community that CTM provides, and believes that the PA is a great way to support the school and its mission. Megan is dedicated to making CTM a positive and supportive environment for students, parents,  teachers, and staff.

Jennifer Matthews Parent Association

Jen is a mama of three boys (two human children and a very hairy dog). Theodore (age 3) joined CTM in December. While taking a break from classroom teaching to spend time with her family, Jen co-founded a Montessori teacher training program and leads online workshops. Jen looks forward to blending her experiences as a primary teacher and parent throughout her involvement with the PA.

PA Leadership

Our Events

Holiday Shop

The parents association runs an annual Holiday Shop before the winter break that helps to teach the children about giving, thankfulness, and cooperation. This volunteer driven event is a favorite of the students and parents alike.

Spring Fling

Spring Fling Family Fun Day is our annual spring carnival. Parents run the show for the children on this special day.  Students and friends come to enjoy food, fun, and frivolity on our campus.

Campus Cleanup

Campus Cleanup Days happen several times a year when the parents get together to make our campus a showplace! We clean, rake, and plant in the classroom gardens and playgrounds. These events are fun for the whole family when we come together to strengthen our community.

Spirit Night

Spirit Nights are social events at local restaurants who generously agree to host the event and donate a portion of their proceeds to our PA!