Jeff Groh has been a Montessori educator for 15 years. He taught 4-6th graders for 10 of those years in both public and private sectors. During that time he also worked as the Educational Director at the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, and was the co-founder of a nonprofit theatre dedicated to building community through live storytelling. Jeff has toured the country for a year visiting schools and running teacher/student workshops on how to write, appreciate, and perform poetry. He has worked as an adjunct professor through the Montessori Department at Xavier University and was selected to travel to Seoul, Korea to teach Korean educators about Montessori methods and philosophy. Jeff attended Harvard’s Graduate School Summer Program, the Art of Leadership. He has received his Masters in Montessori Education and Principal License through Xavier University. For over 10 years Jeff has been running a Shakespeare Club for 9-to 12-year-olds and was recognized through the Cincinnati Enquirer as having the only traveling, child ensemble, Shakespeare troupe in the country. From 2012-2015 Jeff was the Assistant Director at The New School Montessori and is now the Head of School.
As Head of School, Jeff is excited about working with a staff, student and parent community that value the proven benefits of a Montessori education. Through a school-wide dedication to Academic Excellence, Character, and Service, Jeff feels at home with both the culture and spirit of the school. Jeff’s wife and children are delighted to be part of such a unique community.