Board of Trustees

Since 1968, the founders of the Mastro Montessori Academy, Mary and Vincent Guarriello, envisioned an academic environment dedicated to Montessori philosophy that would help children grow into independent, self-directed learners. Their mission was to create a community for children that cultivates courtesy, acceptance, caring, and compassion. As the first Montessori school in Monmouth County and the only school in the area to be certified by the Association Montessori Internationale (AMI), we are committed to maintaining a genuine Montessori experience for children to become lifelong learners. We are honored to serve as Trustees of the Mastro Montessori Academy.

President- Jim Kennedy

  • Managing Member, Kennedy Consulting Engineers, LLC
  • BS in Civil Engineering, Lehigh University
  • MA, Rutgers Graduate School of Management

Vice President- Darry Guli

  • Nursing Educator
  • Chief Officer & Owner of The Yoga Studio
  • BSN, University of Rochester
  • MA, Nursing, New York University

Treasurer- Jeremiah Milonas

  • Teacher of Computer Science, Red Bank Regional High School
  • BS, Computer Science, Purdue University
  • MA in Mathematics Education, Rutgers University

Secretary- Beverly Lawrence

  • Retired
  • Prudential Financial
  • BA, French, Manhattanville College
  • MA, Organizational Psychology, Columbia University

Trustee- Michael Stasi

  • Landscape Design Build & Real Estate Development
  • BS, Rutgers Cook College
  • MA, Landscape Architect, Cornell University

Trustee- Mark Guarriello

  • Founder’s Nephew
  • Human Resources & Management Consultant

Trustee- Andrea Proia

Trustee- Christine Hayden

 Trustee Emeritus- Mary & Vincent Guarriello

  • Founders, Vincent S. Mastro Montessori Academy


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