emily daggett

communications Manager

Portland, OR



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> Joined MNW staff, 2017
> AMI Elementary Diploma, MNW, 2017
> 6 years Montessori classroom experience
> Joined MNW board, 2013
> AMI Primary Diploma, MNW, 2011
> B.A. in English and Comparative Literature

What I do at MNW
I've been involved as a volunteer on the MNW Board of Directors for many years and am now working in administration. While my title is Communications Manager, I support the general operations of MNW in various ways.

What I like about MNW
I first learned about MNW when I enrolled in the primary course in 2010. I enjoyed my experience as a student so much, that I've stayed involved ever since. I like that MNW is an organization committed to innovation and reflection, always striving to offer the highest quality training and programs.

A favorite destination
I love to travel and have been lucky to veture to many amazing places. One place that is very special to me is Patan Durbar Square in Kathmandu, Nepal. It's a challenging destination to get to, but once there, I marvel in the achitectural beauty and history of the place.

Cats or dogs
I always thought cats until I had the opporunity to care for a loving pit bull, who swayed the scales quite a bit in the dog direction.

A hobby
I find joy in creating. I like to paint, draw, collage, write, cook, and make in all sorts of ways.

Coast or Mountains?
The coast is a wonderful place to visit, but for longer term, I prefer the mountains.

A favorite food
I love all kinds of curry, especially when it involves coconut milk.


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As a child, Emily Daggett attended Montessori programs in the Portland area through middle school. She credits her education with fostering a love of learning that continues to serve her today. After completing a B.A. in English and Comparative Literature from Occidental College, Emily spent several months traveling abroad. Amazingly, this experience lead her to reconnect with her Montessori roots. About a year later, she enrolled in MNW's primary course, and enthusiastically delved back into the world of Montessori. Emily has since received her Primary and Elementary diplomas, and M.Ed. from Loyola University. She hopes to use her background as a Montessori child turned teacher to advocate for high quality education for all children.