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The Montessori Institute, Denver - An Interview with Andrea Fleener M.Ed. '02

The most exciting part of training tomorrow’s Montessori guides is building relationships from which I can continue to learn and grow. I feel incredibly lucky to work with many educators implementing Montessori education in various environments, languages, and cultures! Connecting with and learning from my students enables me to be stronger as an instructor with each future cohort.

Equity in Education Panel Discussion - October 6

Camika Royal, Ph.D.

Join Loyola University Maryland on Thursday, October 6 at 6:00 p.m. for a panel discussion that celebrates the publication of Not Paved For Us: Black Educators and Public School Reform in Philadelphia (Harvard Education Press, 2022) by Camika Royal, Ph.D., associate professor of urban education in the School of Education. Panel participants will discuss the struggles and triumphs of Black educators in the shifting political nature of school reform. Our all-star panel includes Dr. Gloria Ladson-Billings, professor emerita at the University of Wisconsin.

What Is School Counseling?

School Counseling is a profession based in the counselor identity as accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). Schools counselors from CACREP-accredited programs will not only be eligible to be serving as school counselors recognized by state departments of education, but they will also be eligible for licensure as clinical professional counselors across the country.

Beating back to school blues with Dr. Gayle Cicero

Dr. Gayle Cicero speaks with news anchor at Fox 45 News

Dr. Gayle Cicero, clinical assistant professor of Loyola University Maryland's School Counseling program, shares tips with Fox 45 News on how parents and students can navigate being nervous about going back to school.

Montessori Babies

Meet alumna Bianca Solorzano (M.Ed. Montessori Education ’20), an Infant Development & Montessori Consultant who wears a variety of inspirational hats: writer, teacher, and now host of the podcast Montessori Babies. Since graduating from Loyola’s School of Education, she has not only launched a very successful podcast but also now offers courses on how to optimize baby development through a Montessori lens

Maggie McConnaha, CISJ Graduate Winter 2022

Learn about Maggie McConnaha, a CISJ Graduate who started her master’s in Curriculum and Instruction for Social Justice at Loyola in January of 2020, taking exactly one course in person before going completely online as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.