Community Conversation

with Marc T. Frankel, Ph.D. and Judith Schechtman, M.S.W.

The Shape of What Comes Next

Exclusively for our community!

How will the current global situation shape the future of Montessori Schools all over the world? 

Covid-19 pandemic will have a very, very long tail, with consequences that will take years or even decades to play out. We can not predict our enrollment numbers in September 2021 or 2022, but we can learn to see the story arc behind the big picture of how the pandemic will reshape almost everything , including demand and enrollment.  And that is the goal of this session.

Led by Marc T. Frankel, Ph.D. and

Judith Schechtman, M.S.W. from Triangle Associates

Marc T. Frankel, Ph.D., Partner and Senior Consultant in Triangle Associates

Dr. Marc Frankel, Ph. D. is a Senior Consultant and partner in Triangle Associates, an
international consultancy specializing in higher, independent and international education. A psychologist by training, Dr. Frankel facilitates governance workshops, leadership development programs, and strategic planning in the United States and around the world, and coaches numerous senior leaders in universities and independent schools. His clients include schools in Europe, Asia, Africa and North America, including large and small institutions and Tier 1 universities.
Among his accomplishments are the development of evaluation methodologies for governing boards and senior academic and administrative leaders, co-founding the School Leadership Institute for the National Association of Independent Schools, and authoring or co-authoring numerous articles and white papers on issues in governance and leadership of schools and universities. Dr. Frankel is a member of the governing board at the Wildwood School (Los Angeles), and he lives in St. Louis with his wife, Jacqueline. Their son, Alex, lives and works in Los Angeles.
Dr. Frankel’s undergraduate degree is from the University of Utah, and he completed his
Masters and Ph.D. at Emory University in Atlanta, GA. Dr. Frankel has been part of Triangle
Associates for over 20 years.

Judith Schechtman, M.S.W., Partner and Senior Consultant in Triangle Associates

Judith Schechtman is a Senior Consultant and principal in Triangle Associates, St. Louis, an
international consulting firm specializing in leadership and organizational management. Ms. Schechtman holds a Masters Degree in Social Work from Washington University, St Louis, where she was formerly an adjunct professor in the graduate school of Social Work for 15 years.

Ms. Schechtman facilitates governance workshops, leadership development programs and strategic planning in schools both domestically and internationally. She works with schools in Asia, Europe and the Americas.

An executive coach, Ms. Schechtman works with heads of schools and members of school leadership teams. Among her accomplishments, she has researched and written on a broad spectrum of topics related to leadership and governance, andhas developed assessment tools for boards and heads of school as well as professional development assessments specifically designed for independent/international school leaders.

Ms. Schechtman is co-founder of the NAIS Leadership Program for Aspiring Heads for
independent schools, a program she led for 15 years. She has been part of the original faculty for the Women in Leadership program of NCAIS. Her interest in women’s roles in leadership has led to speaking engagements on this topic with groups as diverse as college sororities to national conferences.

Ms. Schechtman, who recently ended her term as a trustee at an independent elementary school in her home town, lives in St. Louis with her husband, Richard. Their daughter lives and works in Washington, DC.

More about work of Marc T. Frankel, Ph.D. and

Judith Schechtman, M.S.W.

Triangle Associates helps its clients understand and respond to the challenges they confront in a rapidly changing world. It's professionals consult to develop healthy organizations that better serve the public.