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Networking [clear filter]
Friday, March 23
 

9:15am

Networking: Graduate-Student Research
Participants in the “Graduate Research in Montessori Education” workshop (Session 1) are invited to continue their conversations in breakout groups based on specific topics of interest. This will be a time to share moral support with colleagues at similar stages of research and connect with potential faculty mentors for ongoing advice.

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Phyllis Povell

Phyllis Povell, PhD, is professor emerita at Long Island University in Brookville, NY. She is the author of Montessori Comes to America: The Leadership of Maria Montessori and Nancy McCormick Rambusch.


Friday March 23, 2018 9:15am - 10:15am
Tower Court D Tower Building Second Level
  • Target Audience ALL

12:30pm

Creación de Redes: Educación y Enlace en Español
Vengan a conocer a sus colegas que trabajan en programas Montessori de idioma español, o a quienes les interesa apoyar su desarrollo. Traigan su almuerzo, así como historias y preguntas, para que podamos intercambiar ideas sobre cómo colaborar y apoyarnos mutuamente.

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Adriana Moreno

Adriana Moreno is an assistant Upper Elementary teacher at Montessori School of Celebration in Celebration, FL. Adriana is an American citizen born in Venezuela, has volunteered at her children’s Montessori school for several years and is now an Assistant Teacher in the Upper Elementary... Read More →
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Karen Simon

Montessori School of Celebration
Karen Simon is director of Montessori School of Celebration, FL. AMS-credentialed (Early Childhood, Elementary I–II).


Friday March 23, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Savoy Tower Majestic Level
  • Target Audience ALL

12:30pm

Networking: Peace Education
Join members of the AMS Peace Committee to learn about their ongoing work and how you can get involved in the Montessori peace effort. We’ll begin with a silent meditation, join together through song and dance, and then share stories of peace activities that have been meaningful to all of us. Bring your lunch and all your questions!

Presenters
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Judi Bauerlein

Montessori Teacher Education Center/San Francisco
Judi Bauerlein, MEd, is a Montessori teacher educator and consultant. A former president of the AMS Board of Directors, she was the AMS 2010 Living Legacy. AMS-credentialed (Early Childhood, Elementary I–II).


Friday March 23, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Windows Tower Building Second Level
  • Target Audience ALL

12:30pm

Networking: Public Schools
Join school leaders and teachers for a vigorous discussion of the issues, challenges, concerns, and joys of Montessori public and charter schools. Make connections, find encouragement, and gain insights from others who are hard at work strengthening and growing the Montessori Movement in the public sector—and hear about how AMS is working to support your work. Bring a lunch and any questions you have!

Presenters
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Michelle Hammons

Principal, Eagle Peak Montessori School
Michelle Hammons, MEd, is principal of Eagle Peak Montessori School, in Walnut Creek, CA, and a member of the AMS Board of Directors. AMS-credentialed (Early Childhood).
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Melinda Harris

Principal, Community Montessori
Melinda Harris, EdD, is principal of Community Montessori School in Jackson, TN. AMS-credentialed (Elementary I–II).
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Marilyn Horan

Principal, Carroll Creek Montessori Public Charter School
Marilyn Horan, MS, is principal at Carroll Creek Montessori Public Charter School, in Frederick, MD. A board member of Montessori Schools of Maryland, she is a former member of the AMS Board of Directors. AMS-credentialed (Administrator).
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Amira Mogaji

School Principal, Northglade Montessori Magnet School
Amira Mogaji, MSEd, is principal of Northglade Montessori Magnet School, in Kalamazoo, MI, a member of the AMS Board of Directors, and a member of the Montessori for Social Justice Board of Directors. AMS-credentialed (Administrator).
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California Montessori Project

California Montessori Project
Gary S. Bowman, MSEd, is executive director of the California Montessori Project, in Carmichael, CA, and a member of the AMS Board of Directors.


Friday March 23, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Tower Court D Tower Building Second Level

12:30pm

Networking: Teacher Educators
Instructors at and directors of AMS teacher education programs are invited to join others in lively conversation about the challenges and rewards we face as we work to develop the next generation of Montessori educators. Breakout tables will be organized by topic and course level; bring your lunch and your questions!

Presenters
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Institute for Advanced Montessori Studies

Institute for Advanced Montessori Studies
Hilary Green is director of the Institute for Advanced Montessori Studies, in Silver Spring, MD, and a member of the AMS Board of Directors. AMS-credentialed (Elementary I).


Friday March 23, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Beverly Tower Terrace Level

7:00pm

Networking: Montessorians of Color
Join Montessori colleagues of color to share and reflect upon our experiences in our classrooms and our schools. Let’s work together to establish a strong community network for ongoing support and to raise the profile of equity efforts throughout the Montessori community. Bring your stories and your questions!

Presenters
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Trisha Moquino

Education Director/Guide, Keres Children's Learning Center
Trisha Moquino, MEd, is education director, Early Childhood immersion guide, and Lower Elementary guide at the Keres Children’s Learning Center, a Native American dual-language/immersion Montessori program on the Pueblo de Cochiti reservation in New Mexico. AMS-credentialed (Elementary... Read More →
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Amelia Sherwood

Elm City Montessori School
Amelia Sherwood, MEd, is family partnership coordinator at Elm City Montessori School in New Haven, CT, and secretary of the board of Montessori for Social Justice.


Friday March 23, 2018 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Tower Court C Tower Building Second Level
  • Target Audience ALL

7:00pm

Networking: University-Based Teacher Education Programs
Directors and faculty of university-based Montessori TEPs are invited to join us at this session to share ideas and develop an ongoing network of support. This is AMS’s first networking session specifically for representatives of university-based programs—please join us to make the showing a strong one!

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Gina Lofquist

Gina Lofquist, MEd, is AMS senior director of teacher education. AMS-credentialed (Early Childhood).


Friday March 23, 2018 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Tower Court D Tower Building Second Level
 
Saturday, March 24
 

9:30am

Networking: Montessori Doctoral Program
Join members of University of Wisconsin-River Falls to hear more about a proposed Montessori doctoral program. This will be an opportunity for interested potential doctoral students to learn more and discuss interests and goals related to earning an Ed.D.

Presenters
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Linda Jacobson

Linda Jacobson, MA, is currently managing operations and administrative aspects of the University of Wisconsin—River Falls Teacher Education Program, which she helped to design. She also helped start a public Montessori school.
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Melina Papadimitriou

University of Wisconsin -- River Falls
Melina Papadimitriou, MEd, is director of the University of Wisconsin–River Falls Montessori Graduate Teacher Education Program, a public school consultant, and a board member of the Wisconsin Montessori Association. AMS-credentialed (Elementary I–II). Montessori-credentialed... Read More →
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Gay Ward

Professor Emerita, University of Wisconsin-River Falls Montessori
Gay Ward, PhD, is professor emerita and adjunct instructor at the University of Wisconsin–River Falls, co-chair of the AMS Research Committee, and a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Montessori Research. AMS-credentialed (Elementary I).


Saturday March 24, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am
Plaza Court 1 Plaza Concourse Level
  • Target Audience ALL

12:30pm

Networking: Faith-Based Montessori Environments
This will be an opportunity for Montessorians working in faith-based schools or programs to meet and share experiences, questions, and ideas for integrating faith education into the Montessori environment. Since resources can be hard to find, you’re encouraged to bring samples of classroom materials you’ve discovered or made or good books you’ve used to introduce spiritual practices or traditions. Practioners from all faith backgrounds are welcome; please bring your lunch!

Presenters
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Anna Hurdle

Park Road Montessori School
Anna Hurdle is a Lower Elementary guide at Park Road Montessori School, in Charlotte, NC, and a Catechesis of the Good Shepherd catechist, formation leader, and presenter. AMS-credentialed (Elementary I–II).
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CATHERINE MARESCA

Direcor, Center for Children and Theology
CCTheo is researching and developing resources for the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd community as well as interfaith materials for use with children and adults. We are also sponsoring courses and events to share our work. See our online catalog, free resources and event announcements... Read More →


Saturday March 24, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Tower Court D Tower Building Second Level
  • Target Audience ALL

12:30pm

Networking: Heads of Schools
Calling all heads and other Montessori school leaders! Let’s come together to share insights and tools for running schools of all sizes and shapes. This will be an opportunity to create support, provide perspectives, and gain insights from others who share similar goals, challenges, and experiences. Bring your lunch and all your questions and tips about being a Montessori school administrator!

Presenters
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Susan Kambrich

Head of School, Woodland Hill Montessori School
Susan Kambrich, MEd, is the interim chair of the Heads of School section of the AMS Board of Directors, where she also serves as board treasurer. Susan is the head of Woodland Hill Montessori School, in Rensselaer, NY, and a board member of the New York State Association of Independent... Read More →


Saturday March 24, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Windows Tower Building Second Level

12:30pm

Networking: Secondary-Level Teachers
Adolescent practitioners can sometimes feel isolated, so join your colleagues to exchange ideas and questions—and brainstorm solutions to the challenges we all face. Bring your lunch and the details of at least one lesson, activity, or event to share. You’ll leave with numerous exciting ideas to take back to your own Secondary classroom, as well as many new connections.

Presenters
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Betsy Coe

Director and Middle and High School Principal, Houston Montessori Center and School of the Woods
Betsy Coe, PhD, is executive director of the Houston Montessori Center and a former president of the AMS Board of Directors. The founder of the and high school programs at School of the Woods, in Houston, she was the AMS 2008 Living Legacy and a recipient of the Montessori Accreditation... Read More →
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Barb Scholtz

Practicum Director, CMStep
Barb Scholtz, MEd, is practicum director for Cincinnati Montessori Secondary Teacher Education Program, in Cincinnati, OH. AMS-credentialed (Secondary I–II).
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Ann Sutton

Houston Montessori Center
Ann Sutton, PhD, is a Secondary instructor and field consultant at Houston Montessori Center, in Houston, TX. AMS-credentialed (Secondary I–II).
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Katie Keller Wood

Director, Cincinnati Montessori Secondary Teacher Education
Katie Keller Wood, MEd, is executive director of the Cincinnati Montessori Secondary Teacher Education Program (CMStep) and an adjunct instructor at Xavier University, both in Cincinnati, OH. She is a doctoral candidate at the University of Virginia. AMS-credentialed (Secondary I... Read More →


Saturday March 24, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Tower Court C Tower Building Second Level

5:30pm

Networking: Montessori for Social Justice
Come meet the organizers of Montessori for Social Justice, a grassroots community of educators and parents focused on expanding public and private Montessori access, developing antiracist, antibias curricula, and establishing educational equity within schools. Let’s widen our community by sharing ideas, planning collaborative actions, and finding more ways to work for equity, justice, and solidarity.

Presenters
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Nicole Evans

Nicole E. Evans, EdD, is principal of City Garden Montessori School, in St. Louis, MO.
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Amira Mogaji

School Principal, Northglade Montessori Magnet School
Amira Mogaji, MSEd, is principal of Northglade Montessori Magnet School, in Kalamazoo, MI, a member of the AMS Board of Directors, and a member of the Montessori for Social Justice Board of Directors. AMS-credentialed (Administrator).


Saturday March 24, 2018 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Windows Tower Building Second Level
  • Target Audience ALL
 

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