The St. Catherine Montessori community will celebrate Montessori Education Week with two inspiring keynote speakers, tours and opportunities for networking.
The event features two keynote speakers who will share their expertise in growing intentional Montessori communities by engaging children, families and supporters.
Nicole Evans, principal, City Garden Montessori, St. Louis, MO
Dr. Nicole Evans is principal of City Garden, a public charter school serving children in pre K – 6 grade that is a national model of intentional community building and inclusion. Practicing “radical hospitality,” staff and teachers have created a school accessible to children of all incomes, races, family backgrounds and abilities. In addition, City Garden collaborates with the business community in St. Louis in hosting “Colorbrave Conversations” for parents and community members to discuss ways to dismantle racism and systemic inequities.
Pat Schaefer, co-founder of Lake Country School, MInneapolis
Pat Schaefer ‘58 is co-founder of Lake Country School in Minneapolis and author of Creating a Real School: Lake Country School Montessori Environments 1976-1996. She will share how Lake Country, which is celebrating its 40th year, combines annual rituals and celebrations, field trips and theatrical performances, student projects and parent associations to weave a rich and vibrant community of children and families.
Sunday, February 26, noon – 5 p.m., schedule of events:
Open House: noon – 1 p.m.
Social Hour and Wellness Walkabout: noon – 2 p.m.
Tea: 2 – 2:30 p.m.
Keynote Speakers: 2:30 – 4 p.m.
Desserts and Book Signing: 4 – 5 p.m.
Social Hour, tea and keynote speaker: Rauenhorst Ballroom, Coeur de Catherine, St. Catherine University, 2004 Randolph Ave., St. Paul, Minn. 55105
Tickets: $15 per person; table of eight – $100