Karen Barney

Karen Barney

Director of Montessori Education

Karen hold a Masters degree in Social Work and Urban Planning from the University of Michigan. She is certified in both AMS Montessori Infant and Toddler (ages 0-3) and AMS Primary (ages 3-6).  She has worked as a lead Montessori teacher for over seven years and has led classrooms in Montessori schools internationally.  Karen has most recently served as our intern Educational Program Director, and before that as Lead Teacher in our infant classrooms.

Working with the students in our community practically translates to everyday being filled with peace and calm as these individuals fundamentally learn about daily life. Our classroom infuses each day with rediscovering the simple joy and wonder around us as we lay the groundwork for independent thinking and careful stewardship of our community and our world.

While Karen enjoys knitting, reading, boating, gardening, and horseback riding, her favorite pastime by far is spending time with her two daughters – the most amazing people she knows!