Greensboro Montessori School (“Greensboro Montessori” or the “School”) has named Paul Ibsen Interim Head of School for the 2016-17 school year. The School’s Board of Trustees and a formal Search Committee are actively searching for a new Head of School to assume leadership of Greensboro’s only authentic, dually-accredited Montessori institution in the 2017-18 school year.

Ibsen joins Greensboro Montessori after retiring from Providence Day School in Charlotte, N.C. as Assistant Head of School for Finance and Management. He served in this capacity for 19 years and was responsible for directing all school support services, including the administration of a $36 million annual operating budget and oversight of all facilities. As Interim Head of School for Greensboro Montessori, Ibsen will work closely with administration in the daily operations of the School while also engaging faculty and families to familiarize himself with all aspects of the Greensboro Montessori experience. He will use this knowledge to provide neutral, unbiased assistance to the Board of Trustees and Search Committee to identify Head of School candidates who match the School's unique vision and culture.

“Paul brings a wealth of experience and proven leadership skills to our thriving organization,” said Asheley Kotis, President of Greensboro Montessori School’s Board of Trustees. “We are looking forward to working with him throughout the upcoming school year and appreciate the insight and informed recommendations he will bring to the Search Committee and Board. More importantly, we are delighted for the enthusiasm, professionalism and congeniality he brings to our diverse community of administrators, faculty and 240 students and their families.”

Ibsen will begin his post as Interim Head of School on Tuesday, August 9. Inquiries about Greensboro Montessori’s search for a Head of School should be directed to Heather Goggin, personnel administrator, at