Advancing Montessori education in the public sector
A robust network of practitioners, researchers, parents, and leaders
Our mission is to advance Montessori education in the public sector through the support of a robust network of practitioners, researchers, parents, and leaders committed to realizing Maria Montessori’s vision of education as the great work of realizing the child’s potential.
The National Center for Montessori in the Public Sector is a not-for-profit, independent, 501(c)3 organization based in Washington, D. C. We began our work in 2012 with the twin goals of expanding access to Montessori education for all families and strengthening the quality of existing public Montessori programs. With a modest budget and three part-time staffers, we encountered immediate demand for a wide range of services. From school start-up to resource development to professional development and advocacy, it quickly became clear that as the only organization devoted exclusively to advancing Montessori in the public sector, NCMPS needed to grow.
Today we operate out of two offices (Cambridge, Massachusetts and Washington, D. C.), with seven full-time employees and a growing number of associates and consultants who work with us on special projects. Demand for our services continues to increase, and the coming year will see the launching of an ambitious program of support.
Supported means — coaching, residency, start-up, workshop hosted.
Engaged means — workshop attendance, working in schools we support.
Resources in use include — EER, DERS, plus all other rubrics, white papers….
Jackie oversees the development of evidence-based tools for evaluation, assessment, and continuous improvement. She is a Montessori parent, researcher, and writer, and a former English teacher, public Montessori school principal and a professor of educational leadership at the University of Maryland. Full Bio »
Sara directs the Montessori Teacher Residency, Coaching of Coaches, and School Services programs. Sara was a Montessori child, and has worked as a teacher and an administrator in public and private schools in the U.S. and abroad. Full Bio »