The Board of Directors is a group of parents, community members, and the Head of School who make sure the school is operating in accordance with applicable state and federal laws, its Montessori principles, and sound fiscal and administrative policy.  The Board’s work includes approving and overseeing the annual school budget, operating procedures, and fundraising plans.  It is also the center of decision-making on school community development and long-range planning, as well as an advisory board for the many responsibilities of the Head of School.  Each year, the Executive Committee ensures that an annual review of the Head of School is completed as well.


Jarrett Pabst   Chair

Shawn Starkweather Vice

Matthew Anderson Secretary

Kim Pfotenhauer Finance Chair

Matt Syal Trustee

Iris Reynolds  Trustee

Ben Flietsra Trustee

Jacquelyn Jacobs Trustee


For more details on the Board or its Committees, please speak to the Head of School or any current board member listed above.  Please remember that the Head of School handles day-to-day responsibilities of the school and all curriculum, student, and specific personnel matters.  Should you have any concerns in that area, contact the Head of School directly.

If you would like to contact a member of the Board, please send an email to Board@steppingstoneseastlansing.org


Parents are welcome to attend board meetings when they can. 

Board meetings are currently held over Zoom. If you would like to attend, please e-mail the head of school for a link.


Board Meetings for the 2021-2022 School Year:

September 20, 2021

October 18, 2021

November 15, 2021

December 20, 2021

January 17, 2022

February 21, 2022

March 21, 2022

April 18, 2022

May 16, 2022