Board of Trustees
Nikki Frame was elected secretary for the Board of Trustees in June of 2017. She lives in Rochester with her husband Paul and their three children, and was received with open arms by the MSR community when they moved here two years ago. They’ve been lucky enough to have their children be members of the NIDO, Toddler and Children’s House communities-each of which has provided a unique educational experience and deeper understanding and love of the Montessori method. Ranging from a Teach for America corps member to teaching English in Thailand and currently working with Uncommon Schools as an instructional leader, she’s eager to bring these experiences to the Board conversations. As a newer member of the MSR community, Nikki is happy to have the opportunity to join the Board and continue to grow her understanding of the Montessori method as well as contribute ideas and advocate for the community to grow into an even stronger learning environment for our children.
My relationship with MSR began almost 6 years ago when my daughter Rosemary entered the Nido classroom. Since that time, I have had three children enrolled at MSR.
I grew up in Ithaca, NY and graduated from Cornell University in 2004 with a BS in Human Development. In 2006, I earned my M.Ed. at the Bank Street College of Education in New York City. After working as a classroom teacher at a charter school in NYC, I returned to Ithaca, NY and began working as specialist in informal science education. It was my work on evaluating these programs that led me to the field of evaluation. In 2015, after several years working as an evaluation facilitator and researcher at the Cornell Office for Research on Evaluation (CORE), I started my own business working as an independent consultant (evaluativethinkingcapacity.com). Since that time, I have worked with organizations including Catholic Relief Services, the Greater Good Science Center, Cornell Cooperative Extension, and The Duke Endowment among others. I am very excited to be able to serve MSR in any way that I can.
Bryce Schonberger joined the MSR board in the summer of 2017. He lives in Brighton with wife Jess and their two sons. Their oldest is currently enrolled in Ms. Jeni’s class and loves language work in particular, and their newest is soon to join the Nido class. Bryce and family moved to Rochester following graduate school in Los Angeles. Although the first Rochester winter was a shock, the opportunity to be a part of the MSR community has been a joy. Bryce is currently an accounting professor at the University of Rochester, teaching financial reporting and a capital markets research course. His research focuses on banks, macroeconomic accounting, and disclosure. Bryce has a degree in accounting from the University of Colorado and his doctorate in accounting from the University of Southern California. In between, he worked (briefly) in public accounting with a focus on electronic audit procedures. In his spare time, Bryce enjoys reading a wide range of children’s books and occasionally post-modern literature, as well as spending time outdoors hiking, skiing, and working in the garden. Bryce is looking forward to using his accounting knowledge in his role on the board to help ensure MSR thrives and to help give back to the school that has been so wonderful for his children to attend.
Bio coming soon!
Joyce Gabriela dos Santos