Mary Lou Cobb


Mary Lou Cobb was the Founder and Head of The Cobb School, Montessori in Simsbury, CT for 45 years. She received her Montessori Primary Diploma in 1964 and taught for over 30 years before stepping out of the classroom to focus on administration and growing The Cobb School into a thriving, internationally recognized and respected school.


Mary Lou is a founding board member of The Montessori Administrators Association (MAA), the Montessori Training Center of New England (MTCNE), and the Montessori Schools of Connecticut (MSC). She continues to serve on these boards. 


Mary Lou also served on Sphere, a coalition of CT independent schools dedicated to diversity and inclusion and on the Commission for Membership and Accreditation (CMA) for the CT Association of Independent Schools (CAIS). 


Mary Lou is Vice President of the Whole School Leadership Board, a trained instructor for the Association of Montessori Internationale’s (AMI) Montessori for the Aging, and an independent consultant for schools of all levels and approaches.

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Mary Lou Cobb | | 860.670.7197 | West Simsbury, CT 

Maureen Scudder | | 860.658.1101 | Unionville, CT