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Friday, March 23


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.


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
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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.


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
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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!


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
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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!

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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
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Saturday, March 24


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.

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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.

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
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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!


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

Director, 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
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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.


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
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