Cindy Acker 1178 Park Avenue Alameda, CA 94501 Voice: 510 798 7429 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Cindy Acker is a nationally known Montessorian, author, trainer and keynote speaker. Former President of one of California’s child care associations, she was involved in legislation concerning children and health. A dynamic speaker on issues concerning:
• Building bridges among staff; • Administration and leadership; • Montessori education; • Peace (among children and adults); • Parenting; • Pediatric health and communicable diseases; • Children with special needs; • Creating a beautiful classroom environment; and • Business management skills.
Rochelle A. Alexander 29551 Citation Circle Farmington Hills, MI 48331 231-360-1990 Email: email@example.com Ms. Alexander carries a Masters Degree in Education, Montessori Certification, and offers over 30-years experience in the public and private sectors of Education. She is an experienced Montessori school Director, has opened two Montessori Schools (including a Non-Profit school) together with holding ESL and Reading Specialist Certification. As a Consultant, Ms. Alexander specializes in workshops and seminars designed to motivate, inspire and connect Montessori Heads of School, Directors and Principals in how to balance authentic Montessori philosophy with the day-to-day demands of running a busy school-based business. A published author and newspaper columnist, she brings a sense of humor with a no-nonsense approach to Staffing, Parent Interaction, Budgeting, Marketing and Fundraising for your school. Ms. Alexander will also design customized presentation to meet your specific needs.
Peggy Akin Building Math Power 5524 West Monterosa Phoenix, AZ 85031 Voice: 623 247-2279 Peggy Akin has developed a three-year mathematics program for students in grades 7-12. It is called Building Math Power. People well acquainted with Montessori principles say that the program is very Montessori-like. As a matter of fact, in one 6-12 private school in Florida, the two teachers most comfortable with the program are Montessor-trained teachers. They seem to intuitively understand its instructional approach. I know that most Montessori schools do not go beyond the 8th grade; however, I have heard that some schools are beginning to extend into the higher grades. I am curious about whether there would be any interest in a mathematics program that is consistent with the Montessori philosophy. If so, I would be happy to send you some literature about Building Math Power.
American Montessori Consulting 11961 Wallingsford Road PO Box 5062 Los Alamitos, CA 90720 Voice: 562 598-2321 Website: http://www.amonco.org
Frank Brainard 2856 Horse Pen Creek Road Greensboro, NC 27410 Voice: 336 668-0119 Fax: 336 665-9531 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Diana Brown 859 East Loma Vista Gilbert, AZ 85296 Voice: 602 430-9411 Website: http://www.brainsmartguidance.com Diana Brown, M. Ed., is a certified Conscious Discipline facilitator providing workshops and consultation in a comprehensive classroom management program that is closely aligned to the Montessori philosophy. Based on brain research, teachers and parents learn to shift from fear to love in moments of conflict.
Dr. Patty Calvert 3323 Windemere Lane Memphis, TN 38125 Voice: 901 748-2966 Fax: 901 748-2967 Email: PattyC3224@aol.com Dr. Patty Calvert is a sought-after speaker, presenter and international consultant. She has helped found 3 schools, served as Head of Lamplighter Montessori School for 28 years and founded Memphis Montessori institute (an AMS teacher certification program). Her expertise is financial management, administration and relationship building within communities.
Trish Calvert, Ph.D. 2298 South Germantown Road Germantown, TN 38138 Voice: 901 752-0803 Fax: 901 759-0041 Email: email@example.com Dr. Trish Calvert is a licensed psychologist and Montessori teacher trainer who consults nationally with schools in the areas of parent education, conflict resolution, and wellness for teachers. She is presenting the 1998-99 AMS Teachers’ Symposium, “The Family as the Cradle of Culture,” which focuses on the changing attitudes and roles of parents in the 90’s and beyond.
Karen Wheeler Caves 425 East 18th Street Costa Mesa, CA 92627 Voice: 949 650-3442 Fax: 949 650-3570 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Karen Wheeler Caves – I have 20 years experience in the Montessori field. I have a masters degree in Education and I am AMI certified. Currently I own three profitable Montessori schools and I am working on opening two more in the fall of 2001. My expertise is in theory, finance, curriculum, and site planning.
Debbie Clement Rainbows Within Reach 591 Plymouth Street Worthington, OH 43085 Voice: 614 885-0393 Email: email@example.com Website: http://www.rainbowswithinreach.com Debbie has over twenty years experience working with young children. Currently she has a consulting buisness on the topic of music and movement, as it connects to early literacy foundations. She travels as an artist in the schools, performing in the classroom or auditorium, presenting staff development workshops and parent education seminars, as well as key-note addresses. She is the author/creator of two CDs of original songs for young children.
Christopher Montessori Associates/Catherine McTamaney 1312 Stratton Avenue Nashville, TN 37206 Voice: 615 262-9295 Fax: 615 262-9295 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Christopher Montessori Associates offers full-service administrative consultation to small to mid-sized Montessori schools. On-site teacher education is available on the 0-3 and 3-6 levels. Christopher Montessori Associates provides real-life, individualized school consultations which allow school to incorporate the Montessori Method within a culture appropriate to each school community. Teacher education, parent education, community outreach, marketing, and administrative support is available.
Richard Cohen 160 Cathedral Cove, Suite 43 Camarillo, CA 93012 Voice: 805 797-2285 Email: email@example.com Website: http://www.RichardCohen.com Richard Cohen, acclaimed early childhood teacher, trainer and motivational speaker, provides a variety of powerful services to communities of parents, teachers and caregivers around the world:
• Keynote Addresses and Speaking Engagements; • Fun-filled, thought-provoking, interactive Workshops; • Institutional Consultation; • Mission and Vision Statement Facilitation; and • Administrator and Teacher Coaching.
Richard Colombini Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://www.preschoolu.com Description of Services or Expertise: Richard Colombini has taught in Montessori classrooms for 22 years and is AMS certified. He has a Masters degree in psychology and uses the work of Byron Katie for conflict resolution for teachers, parents and children.
Mr. Colombini owns and operates Preschool University which distributes educational apps. The company has over 22 educational apps, focusing mostly on language apps. With over 5 million downloads, Preschool University is grateful to be spreading Montessori inspired apps into the mobile platform arena. Address: 7330 West 14th St. City/State/Zip-Postal Code: St. Louis Park, MN 55426 Telephone: 612-226-1519
Creative Care Alternatives 5045 West Cullom Avenue Chicago, Illinois. 60641 Voice: 773-736-0294 Email: Bren04@aol.com Website: http://www.creativecarealternatives.com Tom Brenner is a gerontologist and Karen Brenner is an AMI trained Montessorian. They work together training care staff and families in the use of the Montessori method for persons with dementia. The Brenners have been published in journals and magazines both in the USA and abroad. They are also public speakers who have been invited to speak at the University of Southern Illinois Medical School, the Alzheimer’s Association and the Illinois Governor’s Conference on Aging.