Molly Matthews co-founded Montecito School in 1960.
Molly’s professional career as a child advocate includes: Program Director at Child Advocacy Council, Child Abuse Prevention trainer at Children’s Protective Services, Drug and Alcohol Counselor at San Mateo County and Board Member of The Kitty Petty Institute for Learning Disabilities.
Molly holds Early Childhood Education units from Foothill College, a BA from San Jose State University and an MA in Psychology from Lone Mountain College.
Molly expresses her passion for the human connection to nature by creating “healing environments” in her landscaping and interior design business Las Palmas Design. Elements of Molly’s artistic design and landscaping expertise can be seen throughout the school’s outdoor environment. Molly is the mother of three (3), and also the grandmother of two (2) – all Montecito graduates.