Jennifer Shields

Jennifer Shields

Primary Teacher Trainer, Montessori Education
Columbia Graduate Center, Room 201H


B.A. in English, Georgetown University, 1990, summa cum laude
M.Ed. in Montessori Education from Cleveland State University, 1992
Primary Diploma, Association Montessori Internationale, 1992


Jennifer Shields is a teacher educator at the Washington Montessori Institute. She taught for over ten years as a Montessori primary guide in the Washington, DC and Maryland area. She is a consultant and examiner for AMI and does workshops and continuing education for teachers, assistants, parents, and administrators locally and internationally.

Research Interests

Montessori and child development

Professional Activities/Society Memberships

Member of Association Montessori Internationale
Member of North American Teachers Association