Fort Collins Montessori invites you to Public Montessori Comes to Fort Collins, a presentation by Dr. Jacqueline Cossentino of The National Center for Montessori in the Public Sector, Wednesday Aug 13, 7-8pm at CSU’s old Alumni Center (white house) at the intersection of Laurel and Shields Streets.
Senior Associate and Director of Research
Jackie’s Montessori career began as a parent, and quickly evolved into researcher and administrator, as well as university professor. An ethnographer by training, since 2001 she has drawn from her direct experience as head of an independent Montessori school and principal of a large, urban public Montessori school to produce an internationally recognized body of scholarship on Montessori education. Jackie’s 26 years in education have included roles as a middle and high school English teacher, an elementary school principal, a professional developer for schools, districts, and museums, and a professor of educational leadership at the University of Maryland. Currently Jackie is a Lecturer in Loyola Maryland’s Montessori Studies program. She serves on the boards of Montessori Northwest and the Montessori Charter Management Organization. She received a B.A. in History from Smith College and an M.Ed. and Ed.D. from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.