Monthly, at each, the Sunset Trail and Great Northern campuses, Head of School Grae Baker hosts an informal coffee morning and Q&A session. This provides an excellent opportunity for parents to meet each other and participate in an open forum discussion regarding all things Montessori, child development, and Austin Montessori School.
Grae holds an AMI elementary diploma, a B.A. in political science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, an M.Ed. in Montessori education from Loyola College, and has attended the AMI Orientation to Adolescent Studies. He began his work in Montessori as a primary classroom assistant. He later served as a guide in upper elementary, 6-12 elementary, and as a founding lead teacher of the adolescent program at Omni Montessori School in Charlotte, NC where he went on to serve as Head of School. Grae has been the Head of Austin Montessori School since 2014.