Montessori Fundamentals for School Leaders – Fall 2021

Last updated: March 23, 2022
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This six-week course introduces public Montessori school leaders to the fundamental elements of Montessori philosophy, curriculum, and pedagogy. It consists of six units, including video lectures, footage from Montessori classrooms, and readings. The time commitment for each unit is approximately two hours. Each unit will be followed by a one-hour live Zoom discussion with the course instructor.

Live discussions will held on the following Wednesdays from 3-4pm ET:

  • October 6th
  • October 13th
  • October 20th
  • October 27th
  • November 3rd
  • November 10th

This course also requires the purchase of Montessori: the Science Behind the Genius 3rd Ed.

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About the Instructor:

Sandra, a native South African, has been a teacher, mentor and  administrator. Starting out as a science teacher in a British public school, she moved to Montessori Elementary Education, gaining an AMI Montessori Elementary Certification in Bergamo, Italy, after which she immigrated to the United States.  After working in private Montessori schools for many years, in the USA and Australia, she was involved in the development of the Zanetti Montessori Magnet Public School in Springfield MA, an urban public school with a racially and socio-economically diverse population for students ages 3 to 14, at first as the Montessori Mentor/Instructional Coach and then as its Principal. After leaving Springfield Public Schools. Sandra taught in the online Masters program for Montessori credentialed students at the College of St. Catherine, was a course instructor for the Southwest Montessori Training Center and worked as a Montessori Educational Consultant. Presently she is a Senior Associate for the National Center for Montessori in the Public Center. Sandra also holds a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Education Administration and an AMS Montessori Administrator’s Certification.

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