About the Author

Elizabeth Slade

Elizabeth has been a Montessori educator for 35 years. She worked in both Springfield Public Schools and Hartford Public Schools building public Montessori programs, implementing systems to support all children through the Child Study process and developing the art of Montessori Coaching. For six years, she worked at the National Center for Montessori in the Public Sector leading school start-ups, designing Child Study trainings and bringing the Montessori coaching method to hundreds of schools across the country. Elizabeth now acts as the Director of Innovation for Public Montessori in Action, an organization committed to ensuring fully-implemented Montessori education for children, families and educators of the global majority.

Elizabeth has led a Montessori training residency, been a frequent presenter at Montessori conferences and a contributor to Montessori and non-Montessori publications.

Elizabeth earned her AMI Elementary Diploma from the Washington Montessori Institute, and her AMS Administrative Credential at the Center for Contemporary Montessori Studies. In addition, she has a Master of Fine Arts in writing from Spalding University.

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