Board Members

Kristi Gregory

Kristi Gregory is a certified teacher and Principal and currently works as an Education Consultant. She has lived in Lakeland for five years and prior to her move was a teacher and Principal in Kentucky. Currently, she serves many education roles as a consultant such as teaching college level education classes, supervising student teachers, consulting with administrators, and work focused around proven strategies to improve student achievement in schools. She has a BA in Elementary Education and an MA is School Administration from the University of Kentucky. She actively advocates improved education for low income students and students struggling to meet high achievement goals. Kristi and her husband Jarett live in Lakeland with their two boys. They enjoy Disney, traveling, and watching University of Kentucky basketball.

Dr. Michael Stratton

Dr. Michael Stratton is Owner of Lakeland’s Health & Family Chiropractic. LHFC is a wellness clinic which enables its clients to regain their health naturally without the use of medications. Dr. Stratton has been a wellness Doctor for over 15 years. He has spoken nationally on the subject of health, wellness and stress. Dr. Stratton is certified in the Webster Protocol for advanced perinatal care and helps many families. Dr. Stratton was the Wellness Champions “Doctor of the Year” in 2014. Dr. Stratton manages his clinic while seeing patients on a part-time schedule. He was born and raised in Bartow, FL and now resides in Lakeland along with his wife and four children who attend Magnolia Montessori Academy.

Doug Warrick

Doug Warrick is a retired CPA (Indiana) who endured 11 years plus years with the large public accounting firm, Price Waterhouse, in South Bend, IN after graduating from Manchester University in Math and Accounting. He moved on to head up corporate tax departments of generally public healthcare companies in Indianapolis, Harrisburg PA, Albuquerque, and Salt lake City. Retiring from his workaholic ways to Lakeland in 2016 with his wife Karen, to be near their two daughters’ families in Lakeland and south Florida. Historically involved in church finance committees, he also enjoys gardening, landscaping, and providing tax and investment advice. Two grandchildren (soon to be three) attend Magnolia and his wife is a reading tutor volunteer.

McKara Calhoun

McKara Calhoun

Joann Evans

Joann Evans is an experienced Certified Public Accountant with a B.S. in Computer Information Systems. A passionate financial leader with a demonstrated history of engineering strategic solutions to help organizations achieve financial goals. Joann is currently serving as Vice President at an Advisory Firm and has over a decade of experience in corporate finance, advisory, and audit. Joann has resided in the Lakeland community for over 15 years with her husband and two children. She is a strong advocate of Montessori education which has fostered her children’s personal & academic growth. During Joann’s downtime, she enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and traveling.

Linda Jezard

Linda has lived and worked in France, the United Kingdom and Norway before moving back to the United States in 1990.  She has worked in the computer industry for 40 years, and is the CEO of Advantage Positioning, an internet development company specializing in search engine optimization, website design and custom programming.  A graduate of Leadership Lakeland, Linda is passionate about giving back to the community and has served in several volunteer capacities with the Girl Scouts, PACE Center for Girls, National Association of Women Business Owners, and the Lakeland Chamber of Commerce.

She is currently a member of the Lakeland Rotary, volunteers for Platform Art and serves on the board of The Wilson House, an organization providing drug and alcohol recovery counseling in a residential environment to homeless males in the area.

Linda enjoys reading and art, and lives in Bartow close to her two grandchildren who attend Magnolia Montessori Academy.

Cory Chastang

Cory Chastang

Jonathan Andrews

Parent Liaison to the Board of Directors

Jonathan is a parent of two children at MMA and is the parent liaison to Magnolia Montessori Academy’s Board of Directors.