NAMTA Montessori Whole-School Management Speakers

NAMTA Montessori Whole-School Management Speakers

Peter Davidson Peter Davidson consults with schools and speaks on administrative topics in the U.S., Canada, Australia, Russia, and the Palestinian Territories.  He serves in an auxiliary administrative capacity with Montessori in Redlands while also serving on four non-profit boards, including the Montessori Administrators Association (MAA) and the Association Montessori Internationale (AMI).  Peter holds the AMI Primary (3-6) diploma from Edgecliff College (1975). Peter served as Head of School at Montessori School of Beaverton, Oregon for 27 years. 

 

David Kahn has been Executive Director of the North American Montessori Teachers’ Association for more than thirty years. He has seventeen years of Montessori teaching experience, twelve of them as teaching principal at Ruffing Montessori School (Cleveland Heights, OH). Mr. Kahn was founding director of the Hershey Montessori School adolescent program on the farm in Huntsburg, Ohio, an internationally acclaimed Montessori model for adolescent education. He now serves as founding director of Montessori High School at University Circle (Cleveland, OH). Additionally, he consults with schools throughout North America that are beginning Montessori farm schools or high schools. He also developed a summer institute titled A Montessori Orientation to Adolescent Studies to help teachers specializing in working with students ages 12-18. Mr. Kahn holds a BA in fine arts and classics from the University of Notre Dame (IN) as well as the AMI Montessori Elementary diploma from Bergamo, Italy.

 

Kathy Minardi has been an educator for forty-eight years, forty of which have been as a school leader.  She recently retired from Aidan Montessori School in Washington, D.C., and is now a consultant and facilitator for schools and leaders.  She holds a BA from St. Olaf College, an MA from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and holds transformational leadership credentials from Georgetown University, Harvard University and M.I.T.  Her strong focus throughout her career has been on creating healthy school communities where adult interactions are congruent with Montessori principles and the school’s mission and values.

 

Katy Myers is currently the founding principal of Denver Montessori Junior/Senior High School located in Denver, CO.  In addition Katy consults with schools throughout the U.S.. Katy was a founding parent of Compass Montessori, a pre-K through 12th grade public Montessori charter school in Golden, CO where she served as the business manager and assistant head of school for four years and head of school for six years. Katy’s educational background includes elementary Montessori diploma (AMI), adolescent Montessori certification (NAMTA), a B.S. in speech and economics from Northwestern University, and an M.Ed from Arizona State University in education administration and supervision.