Kathy Ronco joined Penfield Montessori Academy as executive director on March 13, 2017.

Kathy comes to Penfield Montessori with an exceptional background in education including 13 years as the executive director at Highland Community School – a Montessori charter school located in Milwaukee’s central city.

During her tenure at Highland, Kathy built the enrollment from 84 students to more than 420 students building a rigorous Montessori academic model, a robust parent engagement program and a culture of success for students of all abilities. Kathy’s work at Highland helped build the model for what is now the largest array of public Montessori schools of any city in the nation.

Over the years, Kathy has served on several local and national boards working on issues of poverty, equality and social justice. Kathy lives in the city of Milwaukee and has one son.