Our Board

Our Board members are a diverse group of people from all walks of life in the Durango community. We have educators, business owners, and lawyers, many of whom are parents themselves. All members share a common interest in education and a special focus on the health and future of Durango Montessori. We appreciate the time and guidance they provide the school.

Each member has been vetted by other DMS Board members and/or associates of the school. Each serve on the Board for a period of three years, with some members serving longer. Our school director is responsible for reporting to the Board. Board meetings are held monthly.

Board Members, as of the 2021-21 School Year: 

Shanan Orndorff: President
Reach our president at boardpresident@durangomontessori.com.

Heather Otter

Lynn Schneider

Jeff Kane

Chandler Strange

Joe Pecorino