Joyce Montgomery

Chief Financial Officer, Summit Public Schools

Joyce Montgomery is the Chief Financial Officer of Summit Public Schools. She brings a passion for public education and expertise in finance, forecasting, and resourcing to the Partners in School Innovation board.

Ms. Montgomery has more than 20 years’ experience in education finance, including eight years in charter school finance. Prior to joining Summit, Ms. Montgomery spent 2.5 years at the Charter School Development Center (CSDC) as an Education Finance Policy Specialist. During her tenure at CSDC, Ms. Montgomery managed and led the Charter School Business Officer Training Program, a program dedicated to training individuals to serve as Chief Business Officers.

Prior to CSDC, Ms. Montgomery was the first CFO of Leadership Public Schools, a charter management organization in the San Francisco Bay Area. Ms. Montgomery developed and still moderates a group of Bay Area charter school business officers who meet regularly to discuss challenges and develop best practices.

Her former roles include CFO in the private school sector, managing the finances, operations, and facilities for the Howard School in Atlanta, Georgia and Crystal Springs Uplands School in Hillsborough, California.

Ms. Montgomery has an M.B.A in finance and earned the Dean’s Award (Sigma Beta Delta induction, Who’s Who of American Colleges and Universities) from Notre Dame de Namur’s University, a B.A from CSU Long Beach (Magna Cum Laude) and an A.A. from Skyline Community College (with Highest Honors). In addition to her education, finance, and operations background, she also has senior management experience in advertising, technology, and banking.

Ms. Montgomery is active in many community organizations and served as the chair of the Finance Commission for the City of Belmont.