Speakers


Tim Seldin

Tim is the President of the Montessori Foundation and Chair of the International Montessori Council. His almost forty years of experience in Montessori education includes twenty-two years as Headmaster of the Barrie School in Silver Spring, MD, his own alma mater (age two through high school graduation). [More…] Layout 1

Paul Epstein 

Dr. Paul Epstein is an international speaker and has worked in Montessori education as an administrator, teacher, researcher, consultant, and author. Paul is excited about transformative, learning experiences. He is grateful that his work offers tremendous opportunities to observe children and adults as they learn. These experiences provide him with both inspiration and data to share, engage and help teachers and parents.  [More…]

Kitty Bravo_1Kitty Bravo

 As an international Montessori consultant and teacher educator, Ms. Bravo has had an opportunity to experience Montessori from a variety of perspectives. She has worked with newly establishing schools, large and small private schools, as well as working with Montessori public magnet and charter Montessori schools. [More…]

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Ann Epstein Ann is currently an assistant professor and program director at the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse in the Department of Educational Studies. She teaches courses addressing early childhood language and literacy and learning in Kindergarten. She also coordinates a Professional Development School field experience and supervises student teachers. Ann’s research interests include teacher perceptions of family priorities, accommodations for young children with exceptionalities, conflict resolution for young learners, and appropriate technology for young children.  [More…]

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Kathy Leitch 

Kathleen Leitch is the founder and head of Renaissance School in Fort Myers, Florida. Kathleen graduated from Barry University and earned her Montessori Credentials from the American Montessori Society for Infant – Toddler (birth -3) and Early Childhood (3-6). Kathy has been active in Montessori education for over 30 years. In addition to many years experience in the classroom and as Head of School, Kathleen has also serves as a Montessori Teacher Trainer, International Workshop Leader, School Consultant, Board Secretary for the IMC and School Accreditation Commissioner.  [More…]

salkowski_1Claire Salkowski

Claire Salkowski is an educator, professional mediator, and Circle facilitator with almost 40 years of experience in the field of education. She has taught at every level of development from toddlers through graduate students. Most recently she was she was Primary Curriculum Director at the International Montessori School in Hong Kong. Ms. Salkowski was Director of Montessori Education and Associate Professor at Delaware State University. She was also a teacher trainer at several Montessori training centers and has taught at several other colleges and universities. She continues as an Adjunct Professor at Goucher College in the Department of Education.  [More…]  

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Matthew has been an AMI trained Montessori educator for the past 19 years. He has taught at the Casa and Foundation levels, in addition to administering, consulting, and mentoring teachers in Canada, Hong Kong, Korea, Nepal, and Bangladesh.  [More… ]   

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Lorna McGrath

Lorna is Director of both the IMC’s School Accreditation program and Family Resources at the Montessori Foundation. She also served as Associate Head of NewGate School before retiring from that position this past year. Lorna has 41 years of experience in the field of education, teaching children from 18 months through 6 years old and from 12 through 18 years old in both public schools and independent Montessori schools. [More… ]

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Teresa Tsai

Teresa C N Tsai is Dual Language Curriculum Leader Primary with The International Montessori School (IMS) in Hong Kong. Prior to this, she has been a teacher with IMS for over 10 years, firstly in the Casa dei Bambini and then Elementary (or Primary) programs, for children aged 0-6 and 6-12 respectively.

Teresa is also a Founder of the first Montessori Elementary school with a bilingual faculty of Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) trained teachers in mainland China. [More…]Johnathan Wolff

Jonathan Wolff 

Jonathan is a senior Montessori school consultant and leadership educator with the Montessori Foundation. He is also the Founder and Director of Learning for Life and Montessori Leadership. Jonathan is a Montessori teacher trainer, speaker and author who infuses his work in leadership development with 30 years experience as an educator and administrator. Through the Montessori Foundation and Learning for Life, Jonathan provides retreats, workshops, consultations and coaching for parents, educators, leaders, Boards of Directors, community organizations and learning communities around the globe.  [More…]

Andrew Kutt Andrew Kutt 

Andrew Kutt is head of Oneness-Family School, the Montessori-based, international peace academy he founded in 1988 in Bethesda, MD. He serves on the board of the International Montessori Council and is a founding member of the Montessori Peace Academy, which advises schools with a peace-centered curriculum. Academics, self-discovery, and world service are integral parts of the curriculum Andrew developed at Oneness-Family School, a curriculum that is sought after and has been adopted in schools around the world. The program is recognized for its success in preparing students with the leadership skills necessary to understand and meet the challenges of the 21st-century, global society. [More…]Head Shot_Kit Lang

Kit Lang 

Kit Lang has been the Primary Art Teacher at the International Montessori School (IMS) of Hong Kong since 2014. Kit holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Visual Art Education K-12 from Central Michigan University and minors in Art History and Museum Studies and Educational Programming. Prior to joining the team at IMS, Kit taught primary art in Perth Australia, received her TEFL certification in Florence, Italy and worked in Shanghai, China for four years as the Regional Academic Trainer for the Walt Disney Learning and Development Team.  [More…]Lkarmazin (3)

Lori Karmazin

 Lori Karmazin has been a 3-6 Montessori Guide since 1990. Her love of math led to the creation of her business, Great Extensions, which has served the Montessori community since 1994. Lori is the Associate Director of the Early Childhood Program and a teacher trainer for the Center for Guided Montessori Studies...Feleo, Chi

Maria Feleo

Maria has been practicing the Montessori Education for the span of 33 years from where she has worked in both lower and upper elementary and a year in Grade 7. She took up her AMI Elementary Training at the Montessori Institute of Milwaukee, Wisconsin (1995-1996).  [More…]

Sherry Su

學歷: 實踐大學家庭研究與兒童發展學系畢業
Master of Education of Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio,
United Stateof America

專業證照:
美國丹佛AMI 0-3歲,3-6歲教師證照
國際蒙特梭利AMS 6~9歲合格教師
經歷:
41年幼教經驗
曾任:台北縣板橋家扶中心保母班講師;台北縣新店家扶中心保母班講師
台北縣三重家扶中心保母班講師;彭婉如基金會保母班講師
台北市萬芳社區保母班講師;中華民國保母策進會保母班講師
台北市政府勞工局委辦保母人員訓練班講師﹝台北市榮星婦女協會委辦﹞
社團法人台北縣新店市大愛關懷協會98年度保母核心訓練班講師
Green house媽媽成長中心義工及分享課程講師
浙江萌智教育諮詢有限公司蒙特梭利環境規劃設計師及研習課程講師
現任:台北市私立耕心幼兒園負責人兼園長
北市私立耕心寶貝家族托嬰中心負責人
中華民國蒙特梭利教師協會理事長
中華民國蒙特梭利教師協會0-3,3-6研習課程講師
新北市國際兒童教育協會蒙特梭利環境規劃設計藝術總監及0-3研習課程講師
書籍編審:弘冠教育有限公司2014年小廚師大能力、小小孩的餐桌時光
專長:蒙特梭利0-3歲, 3-6歲 ,6-9歲環境規劃與設計、教具製作與研發

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