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JULIE BOEHM

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.

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CLAUDINE CAMPANELLI

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.

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JACLYN BOEHM

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.

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AMANDA ROMERO

Amanda Romero serves as Franchise Support Specialist. 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.

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BELLA HARRIS

Bella Harris serves as a Montessori Consultant for MKU, assisting with new owner training, weekend refresher workshops, on-site school assessments, and training and evaluation of MKUTI students. Bella holds a B.A. from the University of Richmond, an M.Ed. in Special Education from the University of Virginia, and an Early Childhood (3-6) AMS credential. She has over 25 years experience in both public and private schools, serving as teacher, Head of School and Montessori teacher trainer.

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DANA HERNANDEZ

Dana Hernandez serves as an Education Specialist at Montessori Kids Universe. She holds two undergraduate degrees from Ball State University; Human Psychology and Child Development. She has been a Montessorian since 2009, having taught in Indianapolis, Virginia Beach, and Atlanta. In 2015, Dana decided to leave the classroom and take her advocacy for Montessori education to a different platform. She has served as a Head of School and as a Montessori Consultant since. She currently resides in Atlanta, GA.

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Bob DelVecchio

Franchise Sales Associate

Bob is one of the top Certified Franchise Consultants in the world. He has extensive experience in new business start-up, including strategic planning, capitalization, facilities, licensing agreements, operations management, and staff/team building. He has vast experience as the Sr. Vice President of Franchise Development for Dale Carnegie Training, Dynamark Security Centers, Marilyn Monroe Spas, and U2’s Q-Zar Entertainment. Bob draws his inspiration, commitment, and his relationship-building experience from his previous career as a World-Class Drummer. Having played with Edgar Winter, Hall & Oates, Rick Derringer, as well as being the featured drummer with Dick Clark’s ‘Caravan of Stars’. In his “first career” he travelled the world backing such artists as Little Richard, Chuck Berry, Chubby Checker, Bo Diddley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Ricky Nelson, and Jackie Wilson among many more.
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Asha Morales

Franchise Sales Associate

Asha Morales is a zealous franchise sales professional with over a decade of experience in the world of franchise consulting and development. A Franchise Sales Director with strong interpersonal skills, she is adept at building lasting bonds with clients and guiding candidates through the franchise sales discovery process. Fusing her passion for meeting new people and franchise sales experience, Asha serves to meet and exceed client’s unique needs. She holds in-depth knowledge of franchising and expertise in sales-based CRMs. Her aim is to facilitate clients in discovering the ideal franchise brand that will enable them to find freedom in their careers through small business ownership.