We sincerely thank the following schools and individuals who have already contributed.

A.G. Montessori School – Marjorie Murphy
Beaver Valley Montessori School – Kristina Milbauer and Linda Graham 
Center Square Montessori School – Patricia McNicholas
Chestnut Hill College – Marj Horton
Children’s House of Philadelphia – Mary D’Anella  
Clementine Montessori  – Marlene Lally                                     
Brookeside Montessori – Crystal Davis 

Datzyk Montessori School – Linda Turrisi
Fishtown Montessori – Denise Spetrino
Garden Montessori – Sandra Durkin   
Lansdale Montessori School – Michelle Santacroce
The Montessori School- Morrisville  – Mary Ann Jackson
Montessori Community School of Newtown  – Pat Navitsky and Denise Lambros
Namaste Montessori School  – Madeline Huypen
The New School of Lancaster – Robyn Stearne                              
Penn-Mont Academy – Andrea Okonak
The Wetherill School – Marie Conti

Web Update 9-13-2019 PMA Plea

The PMA board has been working diligently sine February 2019 when we first learned that Chapter 49 of the PA teacher certification regulations were up for review. We organized PMA members across the state to provide testimony at the hearings and we rallied our Montessorians across the state to send 600 letters to the board of education, requesting that the state recognize our Montessori teacher certifications from MATCE accredited teacher education programs. We were requested to provide a crosswalk of Montessori curriculum with PA learning standards and with the help of your donations we accomplished that task.

We now have another assignment. At our recent meeting with PA Secretary of Education Pedro Rivera, the secretary requested that we provide him with a crosswalk of MACTE teacher education requirements and PA teacher certification requirements. This is another large task that will require significant funds to complete. In order to provide funding for this work, we respectfully ask that each Montessori school in PA contribute $50 to $100 (or more!) to help us complete this crucial work. We have also made quite a few trips to Harrisburg and our travel expenses are adding up. Thank you for considering helping us with our continued efforts for this worthy cause.

Please join your colleagues who have already donated and help us achieve our goal by clicking on the Donate button on our website. OR checks may be made payable to Pennsylvania Montessori Alliance and mailed to

Marie Conti
The Wetherill School
1321 Beaumont Drive
Gladwyne, PA 19035