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Meet the Board


Kirby Butler

Board Chair

Married to Ben, their children are Campbell, Brittain & Burson.

Why I love OGMS: Oak Grove has taught us how to be parents. We chose the school for the amazing environment; little did we know the Montessori way would shape who we are as a family.

Favorite OGMS memory: My favorite OGMS memory was watching my daughter, Campbell, receive her certificate for completing primary. I knew she was completely prepared to transition to public school academically, socially and emotionally thanks to the amazing foundation and love of learning she was given at OGMS.

Jared Holley

Vice Chair

Married to Harriett, their son is Wade.

Why I love OGMS:  I love hearing what the children learned and accomplished each day. Seeing the pride and excitement that’s expressed through their progress reaffirms our decision to join OGMS. I also enjoy the community ethos that allows us to meet and interact with the staff and other families on campus. OGMS is a great place to be!

Favorite Memory about OGMS:  The Journey and Discovery experience truly brought OGMS full circle for me. Getting to learn more about the Montessori Method and experience the lessons and classrooms for each age group allowed me to see the school through my child’s eyes. I would recommend Journey and Discovery to everyone.


Erin Ward


Married to Chris, their sons are Miles and Walker.

Why I love OGMS: I love OGMS because of the wonderful community we've found for our family and son. It is clear that each member of the staff knows my child and is invested in helping him grow.

My favorite thing about Carrollton: Living in Carrollton most of my life, I can say there is truly no other place like it. I love the small town feel and the pride that everyone takes in living in this special town.

Allison Pearson


Married to Stuart, their children are Charlie and Reed.

Why I love OGMS:  OGMS is like no other school I have ever experienced!  My children truly thrive in the loving, encouraging, and educational environment that OGMS provides.  Not to mention the property is gorgeous.  I have never felt more comfortable sending my children to a school each day.

Favorite Memory about OGMS:  The Harvest Festival!  Nothing makes a toddler happier than painting pumpkins and hay rides.


Chris Murphy

Board Member

Married to Paige, their son is Oliver.

Why I love OGMS: We love how close-knit OGMS is. From day one everyone has been so welcoming and accepting. It was so hard going back to work after maternity leave, but having a great community to send Oliver to everyday makes it much easier. The OGMS environment is so relaxed and has such a wonderful, nurturing vibe for little brains to learn and thrive in. 

Our favorite thing to do as a family: We love being outside and exploring, but our family is travelers at heart. We've been to some pretty amazing places in our lives, and we plan to show our littles all that the world has to offer as well. 

Woody Cole

Board Member

Married to Kelly, their children are Fin & Frannie.

Why I love OGMS: I love Oak Grove Montessori because of the friends that have become family through the OGMS community. The relationships built on campus and through events at the school have created such great memories and friendships for our family.

My Favorite OGMS Memory: My favorite memory at Oak Grove is Harvest Festival. I love events at the school because our kids are excited to share their campus and work with us. My son, Fin, especially loves riding the tractor through the nature trails for Harvest Fest.


Jason Bretch

Board Member

Married to Allyson, their son is Knox.

Favorite thing about Oak Grove Montessori School: I love OGMS because of all the different things Knox has been able to experience in his short amount of time there, everyday I notice new things that's he has learned.

Our favorite thing to do as a family: We love being outdoors together!


Dustin Davis

Board Member

Married to Meghan, their daughter is Monroe.

Why I love OGMS: As a parent, I know Monroe is in great hands. It's easy to see the commitment the staff brings every day to help her learn and develop, all while having fun!


Favorite thing to do as a family: Travel and explore the outdoors!

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