For many years, Kate Riley was on a mission to provide Nashville children and families with an affordable, Christ-centered Montessori educational experience. In 2009, Kate realized the fulfillment of that dream when Holy Trinity Montessori opened its doors.
Until 2013, Kate continued to serve as a teacher in several of our classroom communities as well as Head of School. As the school grew, Kate eventually transitioned out of the classroom and now focuses on leading our amazing teaching staff, administering the school, and working tirelessly to expand HTM and bring as many resources as possible to our families and students. Although her role has changed, Kate's heart will always be in the classroom, so she still finds time to visit each one at HTM regularly as both a teacher and a staff mentor.
Kate holds a Bachelor of Science in Montessori Education from Xavier University and a Masters of Teaching in Special Education from Belmont University. She received her Montessori Elementary training through the North American Progressive Montessori Training Program, and completed the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Training Program, Levels I and II. Before opening HTM, Kate acquired over 13 years of teaching experience in both public and private schools, serving children ages 18 months through 9 years. Her most recent role was Adjunct Professor, Internship Coordinator and Field Consultant for the Montessori Teacher Education Program at Belmont University. She is a member of the National Association for the Education of the Young Child (NAEYC) as well as the American Montessori Society (AMS).
Kate and her husband Mike live in the Bellevue area with their two daughters, both of whom attend Holy Trinity Montessori.