Pinnacle Montessori Academy was founded in 2006 when Kaki Reddy and Alex Freeman decided to share their passion for Montessori learning by building their first school in Murphy, Texas. Krishna Bhaskar joined their journey a decade later and played a phenomenal role in growing the franchise footprint of Pinnacle. This began a lifetime adventure for Kaki, Alex and Krishna spanning from one school to multiple locations and franchises. As of 2019, there are near 40 Pinnacle Montessori locations are in operations or developmental phase. Our schools are mainly in Texas, Georgia and Nevada. We are awarding franchises in the most high-growth neighborhoods of America.
Kaki Reddy – CEO
Kaki Vasundhara Reddy began her career as an architect in India before moving to the United States where she obtained her Master’s Degree in Computer Science. Kaki currently works at Texas Instruments in the Educational Technology Products division where she develops tools such as calculators and educational software for teachers and students.
In 2005, Kaki realized her dream of opening her first Pinnacle Montessori Academy. Originally named Heritage Montessori, this school served as the model for what would eventually become the Pinnacle Montessori Academy Franchise Model. By combining her architectural skills and her passion for education services, Kaki designed a building that is modern, efficient, low cost and safe for children. Kaki’s experiences in operations and management established many of the processes and procedures that are in place today.
Alex Freeman – President
Alex Freeman is the President and Co-Founder of Pinnacle Montessori Academy. Alex began his career in research and development but soon turned his innovative ideas and entrepreneurial focus to the education industry.
Alex was deeply inspired by Maria Montessori’s philosophy and sacrifices to improve the human learning potential and has dedicated his focus to bringing the Montessori method to the next level in the education sector. His passion is clear in the leadership of his company where he recognizes that innovation comes from encouraging his employees to think creatively while also using cutting-edge technology-assisted operations.
Krishna Bhaskar – Chief Operating Officer, Franchising
Krishna Bhaskar brings over 10 years of business development and franchising experience to Pinnacle Montessori Franchise. Prior to Pinnacle, Krishna played a key role in growing the North American franchise footprint for Cash America International. He also served as the Vice President of Operations for Cliff’s Check Cashing Company, one of the most successful financial services chains in North Texas.
Krishna’s expertise lies in giving the wholesome picture of the business opportunity without biases or self-interest. Our franchisees can attest to the friendly, humble and quality support they receive through their journey with Pinnacle.