Montessori Consultants H – M

Dr. Patti J. Hamilton
Seventh Dimension Thinking
638 Sandi Lane
Schererville, IN 46375-2627
Voice: 219 322-2390
Fax: 219 322-3519
Email: phamltn@bigfoot.com
Website: http://www.7thdimensionthinking.com/
Dr. Hamilton is involved with research and design of a model program for adult and adolescent development based on the Montessori method and philosophy. Synthesizes the latest brain research and findings on lifelong perceptual-cognitive connections in learning. Telephone, e-mail, CD-ROM directed courses and consulting.

Cathleen Haskins
Teach Peace
W5130 Memorial Drive
Elkhorn, WI 53121
Voice: 262 742-4500
Email: cathleenhaskins@yahoo.com
Website: http://www.teachchildrenpeace.com
Peace Begins With the Child – Working to create a more peaceful world by bringing the work of educating for peace into classrooms and schools.
Ms. Haskins has over 25 years experience working with children. She is a certified Montessori teacher with a Master of Science in Education. She implemented the first Montessori classroom in the Burlington Public School District. She has experience as a keynote speaker and in leading workshops and inservices.

Corinne Kachuk
10 Harrold Place
St. Albert Alberta
Voice:780 458-1931
Fax: 780 418-1315
Email: corinnekachuk22@hotmail.com
Corinne Kachuk has owned and operated a Montessori school in Canada for 10 years. I will walk you through starting up a business from grass roots or consult you how to take over an existing company.

Eileen M. Kandel
Montessori Music Consultant
91 English Range Road
Derry, NH 03038
Voice: 603 432-8037
Email: eileenkandel@hotmail.com
Eileen Kandel, with Montessori Music Consultants, is a Certified Montessori Teacher, Music Teacher and Music Teacher/Trainer. She is available for Workshops or Teacher/Trainer programs.

Bruce W. King
2083 Equestrian Court
Park City, UT 84060
Voice: 435 649-3626
Fax: 435 649-8621
Email: soaring@utah-inter.net
Bruce King holds a BS degree from Arizona State University; a MEd from the University of Utah; he is AMS 6-12 Teaching Credentialed: is an AMS Consultant; Bruce has been Administrator & Elementary Teacher at Soaring Wing Montessori School for 11 years.

KSC Education Consulting
71 Spruce Street
Brattleboro, VT 05301
802 380-6104
KSC Education Consulting provides comprehensive and integrated development, advancement, and project management services to Montessori schools, independent and public, that are in the process of capital expansion, program growth, and curricular / structural refinement. The process includes capital campaign design and oversight, facilities development coordination, and general administrative, faculty, board, and curricular support.

Growth is an intrinsic and adaptive part of a Montessori school’s nature. Properly facilitated, it’s a timely, healthy and dynamic process. Growth can be philosophical, pedagogical, or physical in its impetus. It can be inspired by the need for professional development, a new classroom or program, or to deepen values and mission. The key is for growth to result from a proactive and thoughtful process. We guide schools successfully toward and through these necessary changes.

Peter Larrow
2381 Plymouth Lane
Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio 44221
Voice: 330 929-5581
Fax: 330 929-5581
Email: plarrow@neo.rr.com
Website: http://www.montessori-opportunities.com
Peter Larrow provides consulting to Public and Private Schools on the topics of Strategic Planning, Budgeting, Curriculum Development, Parent Education, Staff Development and Accreditation.

Donna Long
Innercity Hope
1355 Thistle Gate Path
Lawrenceville, GA 30045
Voice: 770 985-0771
Fax: 770 972-7270
Email: long96404@aol.com
Ms. Long (local, regional, state, national) is a Montessori teacher trainer and consultant. She has worked over 25 years successfully with the following programs: new private schools, public and private Charter schools, Faith-based private schools, Head Start Programs, grant funding and material purchasing.

Betty Matthews
6516 East Kelton Lane
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
Voice: 602 948-7839
Email: BHM10@aol.com
Betty Matthews is a consultant for the development and design of Montessori Elementary classrooms. Experienced 6-9 teacher – Phoenix site coordinator/teacher trainer for CMTE/NY teacher training program.

Mary Ellen Maunz
314 South Harrison Street
Algonquin, IL 60102
Voice; 847 458-4157
Email: memaunz@mc.net
There is a new paradigm in beginning reading instruction based on 30 years of research. Montessori led the way. However, there are steps most Montessori schools are not yet utilizing to the maximum benefit of their children. We can help you add the important steps your current Montessori reading program may be lacking, such as hands-on phonemic awareness before the introduction of letters, reinforcement of letter recognition beyond the tried and true sandpaper letters and the direct application of the sub-skills of phonemic awareness to word building and word reading. We also examine the key elements of whole language that enrich the Montessori classroom.
Mary Ellen Maunz has been a Montessorian since 1972, teacher trainer since 1980, national and international speaker, MACTE Commissioner and Board member for seven years. She now offers workshops and consults with schools who wish to stay current with the new understanding of how children learn to read and include Montessori materials especially designed and classroom tested for over 20 years to fill in these important areas in early reading.

Nancy McCoy
Kids at Computers
168 Manley Lane
Milton, Ontario L9T 5P1 Canada
Voice: 905 693-8958
Fax: 905 878-6177
Email: kidsatcomputers@cogeco.ca
Website: http://home.cogeco.ca/~kidsatcomputers/index.htm
For PRESCHOOLERS to enhance their LEARNING SKILLS through FUN computer SOFTWARE
Are you interested in offering Montessori preschoolers an opportunity to develop their budding skills while using a computer? Let me introduce you to Kids at Computers. It is a great way to offer lessons on a computer without incurring equipment costs and being concerned about teacher resources, security, or updates to hardware and software. The Kids at Computer learning station travels with a teacher to your location. As a mother of two young Montessori children, I appreciate the curiosity of children. I like to capture this awe as children discover skills through computer use. The computer and software is brought directly to the Montessori preschool. Lesson plans have been prepared in advance, and the teacher leads small groups through the activity. Hands-on time follows. Each session is 40 minutes in length, with a standard frequency of twice a month. There are minimal requirements to set up the computer learning station, and low administration effort. The cost is borne by the parents and is paid directly to Kids at Computers.

Ms. Jyothi Rao Mcminn
2200 SE Bayhill Drive #10
Bentonville, AR. 72712
Voice: 479 271-9424
Fax: 479 271-8766
Email: jyothi@walnutfarmmontessorischool.org
Ms. Mcminn trained under Mr. Joosten. She has 36 years of experience. She has owned a Montessori for over 20 years in Little Rock. Ms. Mcminn is available to do seminars and staff developments. She is also proficient in state alignments and adminstrative skills.

Amelia McTamaney
1390 Terrill Road
Scotch Plains, New Jersey 07076
Voice: 908 322-4652
Fax: 908 322-4616
Email: MiaMct@aol.com
Website: http://www.christopheracademy.com
Ms. McTamaney has been the Headmistress of the Christopher Academy, a Montessori School for over twenty years. The school houses an Early Childhood Center through First Grade as well as a Teacher Training Course. Ms. McTamaney’s experiences range from classroom curriculum develpoment, school formation, school accreditation, school administrative concerns and teacher training. She is also a workshop presenter.

Faith Silver
Montessori Matchmaker
23576 West Lindbergh Drive
Barrington, IL 60010
Voice: 847 774-9600
Fax: 847 304-4476
Email: Faithswords@aol.com
The “Montessori Matchmaker” offers the support system you NEED for the school you WANT. As a school Director / Administrator, are you ever challenged with issues like staff burn out, disrespectful parents, spot inspections, and…? We offer:

• Short or long term goal setting with “show me how” implementation;
• Guidance in writing and implementing your policies;
• Maintaining strong communication between school, parents and staff;
• Simplifying compliance with state and local regulations;
• Over 22 years Montessori educational and administrative expertise; and
• We offer…the solution to ANY problem you may have.

Maureen Harris
*Montessori Mozarts Make Music*
Children’s House Montessori
1235 Grand Marais Road West
Windsor, Ontario N9E 1E1 Canada
Voice: 519 969-5278
Email: montessorimusic@hotmail.com
Maureen Harris is a MONTESSORI MUSIC CONSULTANT with 20 years experience and a M.Ed. B.M.A. Montessori Certified. Her current research is the ‘IMPACT OF MUSIC ON MONTESSORI’. She is available for lectures, workshops and teacher training.