Maria Montessori Academy Hires New Director After Conducting Worldwide Search

North Ogden, Utah charter school hires nationally recognized, award-winning, progressive educator, Micah Hirokawa from Oahu, Hawaii.

Online PR News – 17-April-2020 – Ogden, Utah – NORTH OGDEN — Board members of Maria Montessori Academy conducted a search locally, nationally, and overseas to find a new director. Micah Hirokawa, was selected from numerous candidates and brings diversity, a depth of knowledge in student development, and is a recognized leader in education.

Neil Garner, Board President, shared, “The board is excited to welcome a leader who will bring long-term stability and ultimately, develop the school in a way that truly serves the community.”

Micah K. Hirokawa M.Ed. was selected to be the next Director at Maria Montessori Academy beginning this fall, and he has already started to support the school. Mr. Hirokawa was born and raised on the island of Oahu, in the state of Hawaii. Although he continues to reside in the pacific with his wife and two daughters, Hirokawa has strong ties to Utah and spent much of his young adult time exploring the Wasatch front. He currently comes to the position with twenty-three years of education experience, ten years in administration and thirteen years in the classroom -- teaching subjects such as music, performing arts, and the humanities. Mr. Hirokawa has worked alongside top educators throughout the nation and is recognized in many states as an expert in student development.

When asked why leave paradise for Ogden he replied, “North Ogden is paradise, it isn’t tropical, but it is breathtaking. However, I am not here for the scenery, I am here to serve children, and this wonderful school has what it takes to do just that!”

Maria Montessori Academy has an amazing campus, excellent faculty and staff, and is grounded in the philosophies and methods of Dr. Maria Montessori -- a revolutionary educator who inspired child-centered, hands-on learning. Under new leadership, Maria Montessori Academy looks forward to continuing to serve elementary and junior high students through these unique times. Currently, there are still student openings at Maria Montessori Academy. For more information regarding enrollment for the school year 2020-21 in grades K-9 visit,