Here at Montessori Northwest, the scope of our teacher trainers and administration extends well beyond the walls of our beautiful training center. Whether offering individual consultations within schools, providing original content for Montessori journals, or presenting at education conferences, MNW’s leadership is passionate about advancing the international Montessori movement and bringing the benefits of Montessori education to children worldwide.
Portland, Oregon is lucky to be home to a thriving Montessori educational community—which was recently reinforced by the city’s hosting of the International Montessori Congress in 2013.
This spring, the North American Montessori Teachers’ Association (NAMTA) will be hosting their “Grace, Courtesy, and Civility Across the Planes” conference here in Portland, March 13-16th. NAMTA has invited all three of our Directors of Training, Ginni Sackett, Sarah Werner Andrews, and Elise Huneke-Stone, in addition to our Executive Director, Jennifer Davidson, to present workshops and lectures to Montessorians coming from the Pacific Northwest and beyond.
When asked about her involvement with the conference, Sarah Werner Andrews, Director of Primary Training, she says:
"The theme for this conference came from the Montessori community in Portland. When we take a "whole school" approach to Grace and Courtesy, we model in the most powerful way possible, that civility, respect, and compassion are the cornerstone of Montessori education. And what a wonderful way to live and work in community! We are thrilled with the opportunity to join Polli Soholt, Pat Schaefer, Pat Ludick, and Julie Comber Martin to explore the depth and potential of Grace and Courtesy."
The staff of Montessori Northwest are committed to the success of our students and the growth of Montessori as a whole. By training to become a Montessori teacher at MNW you access our rich organizational history, work alongside some of the best trainers in the world, and begin a journey towards more meaningful and enjoyable work.