Jennifer Shields


Primary Teacher Trainer
Montessori Education
Loyola University Maryland
School of Education
8890 McGaw Road, Room 201H
Columbia, Maryland 21045


B.A. in English, Georgetown University, 1990, summa cum laude
MEd. 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 many 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 local teachers and assistants.

Research Interests

Montessori and child development

Professional Activities/Society Memberships

Member of Association Montessori Internationale
Member of North American Teachers Association