Ms. Jennie

Jennifer Bonko discovered COMS and Montessori education accidentally when trying to prolong her maternity leave from the business world after having her oldest daughter, Teresa. She began at COMS in January of 2006 as the After Care Director and planned to only stay long enough for Teresa to enter first grade. Shortly after beginning here at COMS, Jennie decided to completely change her career path after being inspired by Montessori education’s focus on the individual child and their potential. Walking through the classrooms left her in awe of the inquisitive students working peacefully and truly engaged in their work. Quickly, Jennie realized that becoming a lead directress in Montessori education was her true cosmic task.  She continued as the After Care Director while assisting in our Lower Elementary classroom. The next summer Jennie began working toward her AMS certification at Seton Montessori Institute. She holds both Elementary I & II certifications and she has taught both Lower and Upper Elementary here at COMS. Jennie also has her Bachelor of Arts degree from Saint Xavier University. Jennie is married to William Bonko, and the mother of two daughters, Teresa and Hannah.