Founded in 1979, Montessori Northwest educates adults on the nature of childhood. In the past 30 years, MNW has grown from a small training center into a hub of Montessori activity for the Pacific Northwest. Through the stewardship of its previous and current Executive Directors, Rita Schaeffer-Zener, Shannon Helfrich, Ginni Sackett, and Jennifer Davidson, alongside a vibrant Board of Directors, Montessori Northwest advances the international Montessori movement through high-quality, in-depth adult education.

MNW Through the Years...


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