The Cobb School, Montessori

(860) 658-1144

112 Sand Hill Rd

Simsbury, CT 06070

The Cobb School, Montessori

Head of School Search

Head of School Search


Please click here to read the job description for the Head of School position.


On May 10, 2018, Mary Lou Cobb announced her decision that she will step down as our Head of School at the end of the 2019 school year. The Cobb School is Mary Lou’s life’s work and we celebrate her enduring commitment to the education of children. As our founding Head, Mary Lou’s dedicated leadership of Cobb has positioned the school to continue as one of the leading AMI Montessori schools in our country.

On behalf of the Board of Trustees, Board Chair Denise Alfeld wrote a letter to the Cobb community recognizing Mary Lou’s incredible accomplishment as one of the longest standing founding Heads of School and leading The Cobb School for over four decades. The Board will lead a Head of School search in conjunction with the search firm Educators’ Collaborative, and will identifying a search committee to oversee the search process and maintain a smooth transition.

The Cobb Community is invited to participate in our online survey and join us to meet Mary Seppala, our consultant, May 17-18 at The Cobb School. The meeting schedule includes times for parents and grandparents, trustees, faculty, staff and alumni to learn about our search process and express the most important qualities of our next Head of School.

We look forward to recognizing our beloved founding Head of School and celebrating the 45th year of The Cobb School, Montessori, with all of you.

Mary Lou Cobb Montessori
Read Message From Head of School Mary Lou Cobb
Read Message From Chair of the Board


Mary Anne Creto, Past Parent Trustee,
Jennifer Kulicki, Past Parent Trustee,
Denise Alfeld, Past Parent Trustee
Michelle Creed, Current Parent Trustee
Rebecca Castellani, Alum
Kamal Doshi, Current Parent Trustee
Marissa Gallagher, AMI Primary Teacher
Sarah Crocker Horner, Current Parent Alum
Tracy Labonte, Current Parent Trustee
Joe Lardner, Business Manager
Helen Thomas, Past Parent Trustee

The search committee has engaged consultant Mary Seppala of Educators’ Collaborative to assist them with the search process. Inquiries may be directed to