Cheryl LaCost, Head of School, is responsible for ensuring the quality of our Montessori programs and the day-to-day school operations, working strategically with the Board of Directors to ensure a bright future for Brickton. Cheryl completed the two year training program for the American Montessori Society Administrator Certificate in August, 2012. She enjoys combining her love of the Montessori environment with her background in operational and financial management, to serve the Brickton community.
Prior to serving in her current role, Cheryl was a Directress in our Children’s House program for six years, having received her Montessori 3-6 certification in 2006 from Seton Montessori Institute. She continues to enjoy spending time in the classroom, looking for opportunities to participate in classroom activities and present lessons at all the program levels.
Cheryl’s formal education was at the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, where she received her Master in Business Administration. She received her undergraduate degree in Economics from Illinois State University. She has had a variety of work experiences, beginning in state government transitioning into the consulting world, focused on healthcare and government. After consulting, she moved into the healthcare industry, holding various management positions in operations and finance in hospital management.