WE CAN’T DO THIS WITHOUT YOUR HELP!
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
Children’s House of Philadelphia – Mary D’Anella
Clementine Montessori School – Marlene Lally
Datzyk Montessori School – Linda Turrisi
Fishtown Montessori School – Denise Spetrino
Garden Montessori School – Sandra Durkin
Montessori Community School – Pat Navitsky and Denise Lambros
Penn-Mont Academy – Andrea Okonak
The Montessori School – Morrisville – Mary Ann Jackson
The New School of Lancaster – Robyn Stearne
The Wetherill School – Marie Conti
OUR WORK AND OUR PLEA:
The PMA board has been working diligently since February 2019 when we learned that Chapter 49 of the PA teacher certification regulations were up for review. We organized PMA members across the state to testify in various cities to the committee of the state board. We provided template letters for our schools, teachers, and parents to send to Harrisburg.
During our testimony in Philadelphia, the state board of education representatives requested a crosswalk showing the alignment of the PA learning standards with the Montessori curriculum for PreK through 12th grade—a daunting task! Because our volunteer time was limited, and the deadline for submission was June 14, 2019, we hired a consultant from the Montessori Public Policy Initiative (MPPI) to complete this intense and necessary work for us. To help fund this work and our continued efforts without depleting our fledgling bank account, we respectfully request that each Montessori school in PA contribute $50 to $100 (or more!) to help fund this crucial work. The crosswalk will soon be available for all PMA members to use also. Thank you for considering helping us with this worthy cause.
The PA teacher certification regulations are only reviewed every 10 years. This is our chance! We have our foot in the door and we would like to keep the momentum to enable, hopefully, to have accredited Montessori teacher education programs accepted as alternative program providers in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Please help us achieve our goal by donating today with the form below.
Or checks may be made payable to Pennsylvania Montessori Alliance and mailed to:
Marie Conti (Pennsylvania Montessori Alliance)
c/o The Wetherill School
1321 Beaumont Drive
Gladwyne, PA 19035
For more information, please contact us: PennsylvaniaMontessori@gmail.com
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT of MONTESSORI EDUCATION in PA!