The following is a list of Montessori instructors who have presented courses at PHMTEC. There are also guest speakers that are not listed here. The faculty will vary with each course.
Susan Tracey is a lecturer, consultant, teacher, and teacher trainer. Susan is also, the Founding Director of the `Learning Together Parent Education Center’ in Palatine, Illinois.
Kitty Bravo has been a Montessori Educator for 30 years, with experience as a teacher, administrator, board member, teacher educator, and consultant. She received her AMI Primary Montessori Certification in 1977 at the Montessori Institute of Atlanta and also has a BA in Human Development from Eckerd College. For the past 10 years, Kitty has consulted with schools, provided workshops for teachers, and has been a faculty member for Montessori teacher education programs.
Catherine Varkas, Montessori educator, AMS Primary and Elementary, BS, MA in Education, holds certifications in Reading, Early Childhood , K-12 Elementary, and Secondary Education. During the last 30 years, she has been principal, consultant, workshop leader, and has taught all grade levels, including college education courses and Montessori training courses in the US and China.
Kathleen Leitch Rosario Toward Linda Pasterz Mary Calarullo
Cathy Perolman Rosanne Amaru Leslie Burbank Pheroza Maden
Marta Kellam Stefanie Hoft Mimi Davis Ellen Kealey
Terry Fortner Christine Varkas
Nationally acclaimed instructors who have taught at PHMTEC,
describe the courses:
“The Early Childhood Montessori teacher preparation course at PHMTEC is a high quality, well organized, course that offers comprehensive lecture content while individually engaging each student. The spirit of the Montessori Method at its best surrounds the academic excellence and coverage this course provides.” (Rosanne Amaru)
“This is one of the best courses where I have taught.” (Rosario Toward)
“The quality is impressive.” (Kathleen Leitch)
“The PHMTEC course holds true to Montessori
Philosophy; offering hands on learning at every step of
the way and respecting the individuality of each student.”
“The Infant-Toddler Montessori teacher preparation course is like no other. At its best, the course is a transformational experience for the student. You will never see children, other adults, or yourself in the same way again. The content of this course goes far beyond classroom preparation. We study families and parent support. We consider the “0” in “0 to 3” to be conception, so our study includes pregnancy. The course is a unique opportunity for growth through inspiring lectures, mentoring, writing, relaxation techniques, and development of observation skills. In a world where the littlest citizens are often neglected, we understand and celebrate their miraculous development and huge potential.” (Susan Tracey)
Maria Montessori on Childhood Education
“One would like to know in a few clear words what this Montessori Method really is. We must consider the human personality and not a method of education. For the word “method” we should substitute something like this: ” Help given in order that the human personality may achieve its independence.” Or “Means offered to deliver the human personality from the oppression of age-old prejudices regarding education.”
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