Our Board

Carol Kobulnicky

Carol is mom to two children who attended Montessori preschool thru 6th grade here in Laramie.  She and her husband, Chip, have attempted to adopt Montessori principles at home, and are grateful for the help they’ve received with that from teachers and other parents over the years.  Carol served on faculty at UW for 15 years in the School of Pharmacy helping students to become better leaders and communicators.  Now she is focusing more on her family, serving within the local community, providing leadership coaching and singing in a local trio.

Meghan Thiel

Meghan has one child enrolled at MCHL and 3 children at Laramie Montessori Charter School. She fell in love with the Montessori philosophy 8 years ago and is grateful her children are being educated with such a thoughtful approach. She’s a child sexual abuse prevention advocate and enjoys music and hiking with her family.

Mark Crawford

Mark CrawfordMark is the Director of Laramie Montessori, grades K-6 public charter school.  Prior to moving to WY to step into this position, Mark served for 30 years as a Kansas public educator, serving first as a Junior High School teacher for 12 years and later as principal and superintendent—all within Kansas, his home state.  Mark is early into his Montessori journey and is currently completing administrative coursework at the Montessori Education Center of the Rockies in Boulder.  Mark and his wife are empty nesters (they have three adult children).  He says he jumped at the chance to move to Wyoming to also enjoy the camping, hiking and “anything in the mountains and wild spaces”.

Corrine Noel Knapp

Corrine KnappCorrine Noel Knapp is the proud parent of an MCHL preschooler. She is also an Assistant Professor in the Haub School at the University of Wyoming.  Her research interests include local/indigenous knowledge, climate change adaptation, and conservation.  When she isn’t working, she enjoys cross-country skiing with her kids.

Emily Stewart Vercoe

Emily VercoeEmily Stewart Vercoe is the proud parent of an MCHL graduate who is now a student at Laramie Montessori Charter School. Emily works in science education and outreach at UW and is eager to spark curiosity and enthusiasm among her students and friends. She and her family enjoy time outside exploring all of Wyoming’s seasons and unique creatures.