Meet Our Team
Andrea Okonak

Andrea Okonak

Head of School

B.S. Early Childhood and Elementary Education
M.Ed. Educational Leadership
PA Dept of Ed Elementary K-6 and N-3 Instructional Certificates
PA Dept of Education Principal’s Certificate
American Montessori Society Administrator’s Credential

Be happy for this moment.  This moment is your life. – Omar Khayyam


Shannan Ake

Director of Education

B.S. Early Childhood Education
M. Ed. with Montessori Emphasis
PA Dept of Education PreK-3 Instructional Certificate
American Montessori Society Early Childhood Credential
American Montessori Society Elementary I & II Credential

If at first you don’t succeed, try try again.


April J. Sherry

Director of Development

B.S. Business Administration
Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP)
Blair County Chamber of Commerce
Altoona Sunrise Rotary

Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain. – Vivian Greene


Kathleen Dombrosky


  • Jessica Mills
    Jessica Mills Administrative Coordinator - 10 years at Penn-Mont

    B.A. Criminology

    Accept what is, let go of what was, and have faith in what will be.

  • Lisa Myers
    Lisa Myers Receptionist - 18 years at Penn-Mont

    Montessori Practical Life and Sensorial Training

    Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn. – Ben Franklin

Would you like to know more about our programs?

Penn-Mont offers programs for children 6 weeks to 12 years old.

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