The NCMPS Coaches Workshop is an online community of practice for Montessori Coaches. Participants meet eight times from January to May, in small-group video-conference calls led by our Coaching Team, to build connection and community, share and collaborate, refine skills and tools, and learn new techniques.
Coaches support classroom teachers with regular observation, NCMPS tools, and structured, supportive coaching conversations, and they help school leaders foster a school-wide developmental environment. These small-group sessions give new and experienced coaches opportunities to work through specific challenges and situations with a collaborative team, as well as digging more deeply into additional tools and resources to support the work. This spring, the Workshop will also take on the challenges of coaching under a distance or hybrid model, and the opportunities presented by a return to in-person learning.
The Workshop focuses on public schools and the challenges and rewards of working in charters and districts, but independent school coaches are welcome when space is available.
Prerequisite: The NCMPS Coaches Workshop is open to previous participants in the Coaches Training.
Scheduling: After you've registered and paid for this Workshop, you'll receive an email confirming your enrollment. You will need to open the email, begin the course, and answer a few questions about your school and your available times to help us put together Workshop sections. Then, we'll let you know when we have you scheduled. If we can't find a time that works, we will refund your payment before the first meeting.
Paying by check: We accept payment via most credit cards. To request to pay by check, use this form. You will not be registered until your check has been received. Please do not make travel plans or other commitments. Once your check has been received, we will enter your registration for the event and confirm via email. For questions about payment, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photos and Video: NCMPS may take photos or record video during this event. By participating in this event, you consent to your likeness being used for promotional purposes without compensation, and you release NCMPS from any liability related to this use. If you do not want your likeness used in this way, you may inform the event staff, and NCMPS will make its best effort to prevent such use.
The NCMPS Coaching Team
María Carvajal has 20 years of experience in teaching, educational research, consulting, mentorship, and program management in El Salvador, Mexico, Spain, and the U.S. She is a certified AMI elementary guide with primary teaching experience, and holds a B.A. and M.A. in Humanities from the University of Navarra and a M.Ed. in Montessori Elementary Education from Loyola University Maryland. María’s professional interests include trauma-informed care, English learner education, and early intervention. For research, she is currently focused on at-risk student populations, receptive and expressive language delays, and associations between social-emotional competence and literacy skills in children.
Laure Fleming studied Anthropology at the University of Maryland College Park where she earned her BA. She next earned her M.Ed in Montessori education from Loyola University in Baltimore and later studied School Administration and Supervision at Johns Hopkins University. Laure is Montessori credentialed for ages 3-6 (AMI) and 6-12 (AMS) and is licensed as a teacher and principal by the Maryland State Department of Education. Laure served for 14 years in public Montessori (with over 20 years total working in schools) holding the positions of classroom teacher, curriculum coordinator, assistant principal, and head of school.
Seth D. Webb has worked in public charter Montessori schools in Arizona, Colorado, and New Zealand as an elementary teacher, instructional leader, dean of students, and principal. Throughout his career, Seth has been active in the Montessori movement as a conference presenter, and lecturer and field consultant for Montessori training centers. He is Montessori credentialed (AMS 6-12, AMI 12-18), is a state licensed teacher and principal, and holds a MAEd from the Center for Contemporary Montessori Programs at St. Catherine University. Seth is a Montessori parent and passionate Montessori advocate.
Jasmine Williams is Montessori credentialed for ages 3-6 (AMS) and holds a Masters in Education in TESOL, Literacy, and Culture. Jasmine has worked in bilingual Montessori programs for 12 years, including 8 years in a public program, in the positions of classroom teacher, reading interventionist, Montessori coach, and academic director. She considers herself a citizen of the world, having lived/volunteered in and traveled to 48 countries around the globe, most recently returning from 4 years in China. Jasmine is passionate about equitable and joyful Montessori education, and her dream is to bring free, socially justice centered Montessori training and education to marginalized communities throughout the world. She is currently earning a doctorate in Education for Social Justice at the University of San Diego with the desire to add to this body of knowledge in teacher training.
- Develop a Community of Practice
- Gain tools and protocols that strengthen your work
- Share, reflect, and solve problems collaboratively
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