Who We Are

Faculty & Staff


Jenae Pedersen

Administrative Assistant

Bachelor of Business Administration, Organizational Management, University of Minnesota

Catherine Bauer

North Shore Children’s House Lead Guide


AMI Primary Certificate: Montessori Training Center of Minnesota

Catherine has been with the Montessori School of Duluth since 2000 after beginning her career as a Guide in the Twin Cities. She has enjoyed being a part of many children’s first experience of Montessori and brings years of experience to the classroom. Catherine has enjoyed preparing the outdoor environment and gardening.

Cora McGlauflin

South Shore Children’s House Lead Guide


Bachelor of Science, Outdoor Education & Psychology, University of Minnesota
Teaching Licensure: The College of St. Scholastica
AMI Primary Certificate: Montessori Training Center of Northern California

Cora has served as primary guide at the Western Montessori Day School in Mountain View, California, and assistant guide at White Bear Montessori and Crescent Montessori in California. She is an avid rock climber and outdoor adventurer.

Trustees

Governance: Montessori School of Duluth is led by a self-perpetuating Board of Trustees. The Board is comprised of up to 12 members, including independent professionals, parents, parents of former students, and alum.

Jim Keith, Board President

Administrative Center Director, University of Minnesota Medical Center, Duluth

Mia Thibodeau, Board Member

Attorney, Fryberger, Buchanan, Smith & Frederick; Current parent

Amy Shen, Ex-Officio Board Member

Head of School

Nicole Bakken, Board Member

Current parent

Joe Wicklund, Board Member

Director of Enrollment, Marshall School

Trustees

Governance: Montessori School of Duluth is led by a self-perpetuating Board of Trustees. The Board is comprised of up to 12 members, including independent professionals, parents, parents of former students, and alum.

Jim Keith, Board President

Administrative Center Director, University of Minnesota Medical Center, Duluth

Mia Thibodeau, Board Member

Attorney, Fryberger, Buchanan, Smith & Frederick; Current parent

Amy Shen, Ex-Officio Board Member

Head of School

Nicole Bakken, Board Member

Current parent

Joe Wicklund, Board Member

Director of Enrollment, Marshall School