Our Corporate Bios
Julie Boehm serves as Director of Franchise Support for Montessori Kids Universe and head of Corporate Training. Julie holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Palm Beach Atlantic University. Prior to working for MKU; Julie was an early childhood educator in a 3-year-old classroom. Upon observing the Montessori methodology, Julie became passionate about the philosophy of education and the benefits for every child. Julie holds her Early Childhood (3-6) Montessori teaching certificate. Passionate in her role with MKU; she loves supporting owners and assisting them in making their dreams come true as they open their school. Julie was raised in Chagrin Falls, Ohio and currently resides with her husband and daughter in the greater Augusta, Ga. area.
Claudine Campanelli serves as a Corporate Team Trainer and Field Support Specialist for Montessori Kids Universe. She also serves as the Education Coordinator of NYS Early Childhood Professional Development Institute. Prior to joining Montessori Kids Universe, Claudine had managed international AMI Montessori programs for 18 years. Claudine directed 8 schools globally, as well as the flagship school; licensed for 425 children. She also opened and managed early childhood programs in the U.S., Australia, England and India. Ms. Campanelli has taught at Molloy College and Touro College. Ms. Campanelli is active in the early childhood community sitting on several advocacy boards and committees. Ms. Campanelli is currently a doctoral candidate at LIU Post in New York. Her research is focused on measuring ambient language in mixed-age classrooms and its influence on infant/toddler language acquisition. Ms. Campanelli holds a degree in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology from Towson University, an MBA, and MA in Human Resources from St. Joseph’s College. Ms. Campanelli is also AMI (Association Montessori Internationale) 0-3 Montessori diploma credentialed.
Erin Murray serves as a Corporate Team Trainer and Educational Field Consultant for Montessori Kids Universe. Erin is a proud Montessori parent; joining MKU with years of experience as an early childhood educator and leader in NAEYC accredited programs in NV, PA, and NJ. As a trained assessor of several early childhood program quality rating tools; Erin has helped programs make significant strides in continuous quality improvement aligning with NAEYC highest standards. Additionally; Erin has helped many business leaders develop their organization’s culture as well as their individual leadership skills through coaching and team training. Aligned with MKU; Erin is happy to combine her passion for educational leadership and business development skills to support the continued success of the MKU family of schools.
Angela Feathers serves as a Corporate Team Educational specialist and Montessori consultant for MKUTI; Montessori Kids Universe Training Institute.
Angela holds an undergraduate degree in Early Childhood from the University of Memphis; a BS in Speech Pathology and Special Education from Old Dominion University and is currently pursuing her Doctorate in Education and Instructional Leadership from St. Thomas University. As an AMI Certified Montessori educator and trainer; Angela has over 15 years of experience in the classroom and 20 years as a School Administrator. Angela lives in Santa Fe, NM with her husband and four children.
Jaclyn Boehm serves as Corporate Director of Real Estate for Montessori Kids Universe. After attending Florida International University in Miami, Florida; Jackie obtained her Florida real estate license and launched her career. Through the development of a vast network of commercial real estate brokers; Jackie works closely with the national team and the client to identify the perfect location and facility for the school to operate successfully. Jackie resides in Miami Florida.
Amber Benedix serves as a Corporate Team Support specialist for Montessori Kids Universe. She relocated from her hometown of Miami to Augusta, Georgia where her husband has been stationed with the Army. Amber has worked in the child care industry for 3 years prior to joining the MKU team. One of her favorite things about working in the education field is the look on a child’s face when they discover or learn something new. Her family recently grew when she and her husband welcomed their first child in March 2019. She looks forward to continuing to grow with MKU.
Amanda Romero serves as a MKU Trainer. Amanda holds an ABA, as well as, a BA focusing in Sociology from Montclair State University. Amanda is a real estate agent in the states of Virginia and Florida and has been an early childhood educator for over ten years. She began her journey with Montessori Kids Universe as a Head of School at one of our Virginia locations and is excited to now be a part of the corporate team. She resides in Loxahatchee Fl with her husband, two sons, and their beloved German Shepard.