Creating a Montessori Community for All

The Ohio Montessori Alliance partners with the North American Montessori Teachers Association to present “Creating a Montessori Community for All.” This conference invites families, board members, administrators and teachers to experience the value of community engagement and gives participants experience in collaborating on state-level Montessori advocacy issues. Presenters from AMI (Association Montessori Internationale) and AMS (American Montessori Society), leaders in the field of community and Montessori advocacy, explore practical ways to find solidarity in the home, classroom, school, neighborhood and state. Conference events will take place September 26-28, 2014 at Embassy Hotel Suites Columbus, Ohio.

Ohio has long been a hub of Montessori Education, with a rich history of individuals and organizations working to establish schools, training and outreach. As part of our Ohio Montessori History Project, we are beginning to preserve our cultural heritage for the future by recognizing those in our community who have been doing so much on behalf of children and Montessori education. This year there are 6 Distinguished Ohio Montessorians being honored, some of the “pioneers” of Montessori in Ohio:  Lynn Fisher, Former Ruffing Teacher Martha McDermott, Virginia Varga, Marta Donahoe, Laurie Ewert-Krocker and Former Ruffing Head of School David Kahn. Join us in celebrating at the Community Dinner on Saturday, September 27 where these Distinguished Montessorians will share their piece of our community’s rich history, and we will kick off the Ohio Montessori History Project!  You can register for the dinner only if you are unable to make the conference. For more information:

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