Administrative Staff

Pat Elder, Owner and Founder. M.Ed. and BGS (Montessori Education), Xavier University. She has AMS certification at the 3-6 level and training from XU at the 6-9 level.

Ken Elder, Chairman, Co-Founder and Financial Director. BA (Arts and Sciences) and MBA, University of Cincinnati. Early Childhood training at graduate level from U.C.

Megan Ball, M.Ed. (Montessori Education) from Xavier University; BS (Family Studies), Miami University. She holds an AMS Certification 6-9 and a State of Ohio Teaching License (P-3). This is Megan’s sixteenth year with us, her first year as Head of School.

Lisa Emery, Early Childhood Education Director. BS (Montessori Education), Xavier University. Lisa has an AMS 3-6 Certification and is enrolled in the Master's program at Xavier. This is her third year in an administrative position at MAC and marks her nineteenth year with the school. She worked as a classroom teacher in MAC's preprimary program before moving into the MAC office.

Denice Pellecchia, Administrative Coordinator. Attended Endicott College, Beverley, MA; SUNY Stony Brook, Long Island, NY. Denice has been with us since 1992, having worked in a variety of capacities, including Montessori Teacher, Kindergarten Enrichment Teacher, reading support, Junior Great Books Instructor, and Administration. Denice was a parent at our school when the doors first opened!

Harriet Grimmer, Accounts Receivable Coordinator. Attended Centre College, Danville, KY. Harriet has been with the school since 1996. She is primarily responsible for billing and accounts receivable. Harriet was a parent at our school for four years prior to joining our staff.

Annette Uhrick, Administrative Support. BA (Journalism), The Ohio State University. Before joining the MAC staff in 2006, she worked as a Data Analyst, Software Trainer and Computer Network Administrator.

Amber Rough, Secretary. BA (Commercial Art with a minor in Marketing), Walla Walla University in Washington state. Amber was an office administrator at Bel-Red Bilingual Academy, an English-Chinese preschool and elementary school located in Bellevue, WA, before joining MAC in 2014.