Loyola to host Emerging Leaders in Montessori Summer Speaker Event
| By Molly Robey
Loyola University Maryland’s School of Education and Loyola’s Center for Montessori Education will host the fifth annual Montessori Summer Speaker event on Friday, June 28, 2019, from 1-2:30 p.m. in McManus Theatre.
The event, Emerging Leaders in Montessori, will feature three panelists, Robin Howe, Ed.D., Jennifer Robinson, M.Ed. ’16, and Katherine Rucker, M.Ed. ’18, who will share ideas and opportunities about the future of Montessori education.
“At Loyola University Maryland, we have been preparing Montessori teachers for almost 30 years,” said Jack Rice, director of Loyola’s Center for Montessori Education. “The emerging leaders at the event will talk about their experiences. We hope their stories of struggle and achievement will also inspire our current students to reach beyond their grasp, and to embrace exciting leadership opportunities that may be closer than they appear.”
Howe is a Montessori educator, international baccalaureate coordinator, and school accreditation specialist, who currently serves as the co-head of the NewGate School—a lab school of the Montessori Foundation—in Sarasota, Fla. Howe, who attended Montessori schooling throughout his childhood at the Barrie School in Maryland, holds his American Montessori Society (AMS) and Association Montessori International (AMI) adolescent certifications. He received his bachelor’s degree in Spanish and religion from Dickinson College, master’s degree in bioethics from the University of South Florida, and doctorate in Education Leadership from Argosy University.
Robinson is a Montessori instructor from Chicago who has been guiding children since 2012. She received her training at the Montessori Institute in Denver, Col., and earned her Master of Education from Loyola in 2016.
Rucker is the founder and head of school at Moore Montessori Community School (MMCS) in Southern Pines, N.C. Rucker earned her AMI primary diploma from the Washington Montessori Institute and her Master of Education from Loyola in 2018. In her current role, she has helped to guide her school to public charter. MMCS was one of 10 schools nationwide to win a 2018 Charter School Planning Grant from the U.S. Department of Education.
The lecture is free and open to the public. However, registration is required. A beverage reception will follow the event.