The key to introducing principles of the Montessori Method as a parent or caregiver is to first prepare oneself. This not only includes learning about the approach and the methodology, but also undergoing a spiritual transformation. Learn how to develop an inner awareness that facilitates the deep understanding of the child and the environment, empowering you to become a Montessori parent or caregiver.
Heather White, Ed.S., M.Ed., NCSP, is an educational consultant, a content creator and blog writer for several organizations including the American Montessori Society (AMS), the Village Manager and a volunteer admin for Guide & Grow, and a Montessori educator for adult learners through the Center for Guided Montessori Studies (CGMS).
Formerly, she was a Montessori guide (Early Childhood 3-6 and Elementary I 6-9) and assistant (Elementary II 9-12), Lower Elementary Coordinator, and Associate Head of School for Lake Mary Montessori Academy for more than 12 years. She has also worked as a Montessori in-home teacher and nanny and has experience as a School Psychologist intern.
She is AMS credentialed (Early Childhood, Elementary I), holds her National Certification of School Psychology (NCSP), and has also obtained a Masters in Education with a Concentration in Montessori Studies in addition to her School Psychology degree. Heather looks forward to putting her years of experience and educational knowledge to use by inspiring all of those who cross her path and continuing to positively impact the lives of children through the work of Montessori by way of educators and caregivers. Contact her at email@example.com.