Meet our Board of Trustees

Dave Strong, President - Parent Member

Dave Strong resides in Fairport with his wife, Anna, and his daughters, Vivienne and Elizabeth. Dave is a culinary tinkerer, amateur percussionist, and passionate renewable energy advocate. As President of the Board, Dave is excited to support the work of the Trustees to help build upon the legacy of Webster Montessori School.

Dave is the Director of Commercial Transactions at GreenSpark Solar based in Ontario, NY. As an owner and member of their Board of Directors, Dave has helped grow the company from seven employees to 50+, leading the region in renewable energy including solar, wind, and battery storage systems for residential, commercial, and utility customers.

Dave has an MBA from Rochester Institute of Technology's Saunders School, a B.S. in Integrated Science & Technology from James Madison University, and is a certified Project Manager Professional (PMP).

 

Jaclyn Muisus, Parliamentarian - Parent Member

Jaclyn Muisus is a parent board member elected in June 2015. She resides in Webster with her husband, Matt, and their two children. Their daughter is in the Primary program and their son is in the Toddler program

Jaclyn has worked with Dr. Scott Stein, an Orthodontist is Pittsford since 2002. Along with patient treatment and education, she is responsible for marketing and event planning for the practice. She has studied Dental Hygiene and Dental Assisting at MCC.

She has been a part of the committee for the Annual Gala at WMS since 2014.  Jaclyn looks forward to bringing new ideas and growth to WMS. She is very excited about her new role as a board member.

As a parent of WMS, she enjoys being part of the school, helping when needed, and loves watching her children develop and learn in the unique and independent teaching method of Montessori.

Jaclyn is a member of the Fundraising Committee and is Co-Chair of the Auction Committee.

 

Kori Capitummino - Community Member

Kori Capitummino was elected Community Member of the Board of Trustees in June 2016. She lives in Penfield with her husband, Brian, and their two children, Lola and Roman. 

Kori has a degree in Economics from SUNY Geneseo and is currently employed as an Associate Data Manager at iCardiac Technologies in Brighton, NY.  In her spare time, Kori enjoys spending time with friends and family, reading, indoor cycling and trying out new restaurants. 

Kori is actively involved in the events and activities at the school and has enjoyed working on the Gala auction committee the past few years. She is hoping her role on the board will allow her to be more involved.

Kori serves as the Chair of the Finance Committee and a member of the Fundraising Committee.

 
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John Collins - Parent Member

John Collins is a Parent Member of the Board of Trustees elected in June 2018.  He lives in Webster with wife Kristen, and their two daughters  - Cecilia who is enrolled in Ms. Maltese’s primary classroom and Genevieve (Evie) who just moved into Ms. VanVechten’s primary classroom from Ms. Poutre’s toddler room.

John has a B.S. and M.S. in Civil Engineering from Bucknell University.  He is a licensed structural engineer in four states with his own company Bison Engineering & Enterprises, PLLC which provides structural engineering services on small commercial and residential projects.  The flexibility allows him to spend time with his girls in the mornings, which he loves, and to drop them off at the school.

Although a private school graduate himself, John was unfamiliar with the Montessori approach.  But has come to advocate for it.  He especially appreciates and enjoys the close knit, family atmosphere here at Webster Montessori.  The Collins’ enjoy play time with friends and family, and summer weekends at “Grandma’s Lake” (Seneca).

 
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Jill Conchelos, Community Member

Jill is a Community Member of the Board of Trustees, elected in June 2014.  She resides in Webster with her husband, Chris, and their son Chance.  Jill has a BS in Information Technology from Rochester Institute of Technology as well as her PMP certification in Project Management.  She currently works as a Senior Program Manager for Verizon.

WMS was the clear choice when searching for a preschool in 2013 because of the welcoming sense of community and the Montessori method.  Jill joined the Board in order to be able to give back to the school and further that sense of community among families at the school.  She enjoys being an active member of the Webster Montessori community and looks forward to supporting the growth of our school.

 

Carrie Krasucki - Parent Member

Carrie is a Parent Member of the Board of Trustees, elected in July 2017.  She was introduced to the Montessori approach by family members who were Montessori educators that recommended several books on the method.  Her son, Benjamin, is currently in his second year of the primary program. Her daughter, Maggie, is in the toddler program. 

Carrie is a stay at home mom living in Webster. She received her MS degree in Human Resources Development from RIT. For the last 15 years she managed the human resources departments at two advertising agencies in Rochester. She managed employee relations, manager training, employee development, recruiting, and benefits. She hopes these experiences can benefit the Webster Montessori School.

 Carrie and her family enjoy boating and hiking during the summer months and skiing in the winter. She appreciates the school’s commitment to the Montessori method and is looking forward to giving back to the WMS community.

 

Jen Miller - Parent Member

Jen Miller was elected Parent Member of the Board of Trustees in June 2015. She resides in Penfield with her husband, Drew, and their two children, Luke and Paul, both of whom are enrolled and flourishing at Webster Montessori.

Jen is a clinical psychologist with a B.A. from the University of Virginia and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Georgia. She completed a post-doctoral fellowship specializing in traumatic stress at the Medical University of South Carolina. Prior to opting to stay home during her sons’ early years, she worked to promote recovery for combat veterans at the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center and taught undergraduate courses at Augusta State University.

Jen and her family spend a lot of time getting messy doing art projects, conducting science experiments, and exploring the outdoors. She has been active in the local chapter of MOMS (moms offering moms support) Club for a number of years and currently serves as President of the group.

Jen serves on the Marketing Committee.

 

Michelle Nacca - Parent Member

Michelle is originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico.  After meeting her husband, Joe, and graduating from the Economics program at the University of New Mexico, they moved to Rochester.

For over 14 years, Michelle has owned The Greater Rochester Brides & Grooms, a marketing business in the local wedding industry. Working directly with the brides, grooms, their families, and businesses in the wedding world brings her great joy! Publishing and printing a bi-annual bridal publication, keeping up with changes in social media and world of the technology, maintains a level of excitement for Michelle.

Michelle and Joe live in Fairport and have two children, Giada and Nadia. Giada will be a 5th year in Mrs. Sciolino's elementary classroom. This will be her 6th year at WMS.  Nadia will be attending her third year at WMS and will be a second year in Ms. Franchot’s elementary classroom.

Playing in the snow, reading, and trail running are just a few of Michelle’s favorite things.  As well, she sincerely enjoys meeting up with friends and spending quality time with her family.

 
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Rob Way - Parent Member

Rob Way is a Parent Member of the Board of Trustees, elected in July 2017. He lives in Webster with his wife, Jen, and their son, Henry, who is in his first year in Ms. Maltese's primary class.

Rob is the Director of Global HR Operations for IBM. Rob and his team manage IBM's worldwide HR budget and financial operations, and support the strategic transformation of the organization. Rob also leads global accounting for IBM's Payroll, Travel and Mobility accounts. Rob has 14 years of HR and financial operations experience in recruiting, global mobility, HR process auditing and as an HR generalist. He holds a B.S. in Industrial & Labor Relations from Cornell University and an MBA from the University of Rochester's Simon School. 

Rob and his family like to travel, especially to Austin, Texas where they lived for several years. In Rochester, you can find them at the Strong Museum of Play, the zoo or at one of Rochester's many food truck rodeos. Rob is thrilled to be on the board and humbled by the school's 50 year history in the community. He is passionate about helping WMS grow, while supporting the nurturing environment and independent thinking that are hallmarks of a Montessori education.

Rob serves as Finance Committee Chair and as a member of the Long Range Planning Committee.

 
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Sara Webeck - Parent Member

Sara Webeck was elected as a parent member to the board in June 2018.  Sara lives in Penfield with her husband, Carl, and their two children.  Both children are currently enrolled in Lisa VanVechten’s primary classroom.  

Sara earned a BA in Political Science from Westminster College and a MS in International Studies from St. John Fisher College as well as a PMP certification in project management, PMI-ACP certification in agile project management and is an agile certified scrum master.  She currently works as a portfolio manager for an international human resource services company based in Rochester.  Additionally, Sara has had extensive experience serving in non-profit boards in the past and is excited to bring her knowledge and experience to WMS in efforts to support the continued growth and development of WMS.  

The whole family takes part in supporting the WMS community through attending, volunteering and supporting the various school activities and events and finding ways to incorporate the Montessori methods in their day-to-day activities.  Outside of school activities you will find the family traveling, visiting museums, cooking, spending time outdoors, reading and making music together.

 

Heidi LaDuca - Legal Counsel

Heidi LaDuca serves as legal counsel to Board of Trustees. Heidi and her husband, Anthony, have four children. Both Heidi and her husband are practicing attorneys having obtained their Juris Doctor from Capital University Law School in 1994. Heidi is also the owner and manager of Characters Corner Vacation home and a fitness instructor at the Bayview YMCA. In addition, Heidi serves as volunteer legal counsel to the United Church of Christ in Webster.

 

 

 

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