Head of School Announcement

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Hughes website photo.pngThe CVMS Board of Directors is excited to announce the hire of Marcia Hughes as the next Head of School. Ms. Hughes is a proven leader in the Corridor in the fields of communication, community relations, and development. She is a former employee of the Cedar Rapids Community School District, where she served for 13 years as the District Communications/Community Relations Supervisor, responsible for engaging and communicating to the District’s more than 16,000 students and families. She also has extensive experience in the non-profit community in the areas of development and volunteer service and management. Marcia has the utmost respect for educators and understands the importance of Maria Montessori’s philosophy.


We appreciated the input shared by staff and families at the beginning of this extensive process, which helped guide our decision, along with the vision the Board has outlined for CVMS. Marcia looks forward to building relationships with each of you as she leads the school from our solid foundation into its next chapter.

We are pleased that the decision to hire Marcia was unanimous by the Board and that Stacy has continued to show leadership to our staff and families throughout this process and as Marcia transitions as our next Head of School. We know that our families, as well as our Board, are committed to a smooth transition and solid future for Cedar Valley Montessori School!