One of the truths of our time is this hunger deep in people all over the planet for coming into relationship with each other.
-M.C. Richards

Overview Course
Lorie Federman – Sensorial
Therese Hester – Math
Kathryn Ross – Language and Cultural
Donohue Shortridge – Philosophy
Patty West – Practical Life

Infant and Toddler
Gina Abegg – Program Leadership
Lorie Federman – Practicum Coordinator
Rose Henson – Child, Family and Community
Nancy Kinney – Toddler Pedagogy, Toddler Environmental Design, Toddler Observation
Susan Tracy McDaniel – Infant Pedagogy, Infant Environmental Design, Infant Observation, Personal Growth
Melody Patton – Montessori Philosophy, IT Course Coordinator, Child Family and Community, Personal Growth
Siobhan Sullivan – Child Development

Early Childhood
Nancy Ahlstrand – Guest Presenter
Lorie Federman – Sensorial, Practicum Coordinator
Therese Hester – Math
Betsy Hoke – Montessori Philosophy, Classroom Leadership
Rebecca Howell – Cultural (Science)
Ann Massengill – Music
Sonnie McFarland – Guest Presenter
Lyn Mead – Coordination Assistance
Alice Renton – Guest Presenter
Lynn Filler-Richards – Observation, Child Development
Elizabeth Ross – Art
Kathryn Ross – Language, Cultural
Donohue Shortridge – Guest Presenter
Gisela Tilch – Guest Presenter
Patricia West – Practical Life
Vida West – Cultural (Science)

Elementary I-II
Laura Alexander – Science II
Ellie Elzerman – Universe I-II
Betsy Hoke – Montessori Philosophy
Heather Legendre – Art I-II
Betsy Lockhart – EL Coordinator, Classroom Leadership I-II, Language I-II
Ann Massengill – Music I-II
Tanya Muftic-Streicher – Practical Life I
Jean Rashkin – Language I
Alice Renton – Guest Presenter
Michelle Rogers – Curriculum Design, Fractions
Carolyn Striker – Math I, Geometry I, PE
Janel Wade – Practical Life II
Char Weaver – Living World (Biology I)
Robert Williams – Math II, Geometry II
Judy Yormick – Fractions I-II, Biology II, History II

Administrator Course
Julie Bragdon – School Operations
Jackie Cossentino (NCMPS) – Guest Lecturer- Curriculum, School Operations
Marta Donohoe – Guest Lecturer – School Operations; Montessori Curriculum
Melissa Harbert (NCMPS) – Program Development/Leading a Montessori School
Lauren Hazen – Guest Lecturer – School Operations
Betsy Hoke – Montessori Philosophy
Jeromy Johnson – Guest Lecturer – School Operations
Susan McDaniel – Guest Lecturer – Montessori Curriculum
Dr. Kathleen Montgomery – Educational Leadership
Alice Renton – Guest Lecturer – Montessori Philosophy
Kathryn Ross – Montessori Curriculum
Donohue Shortridge – Guest Lecturer – School Operations
Char Weaver – Program Development/Leading a Montessori School
Seth Webb – Guest Lecturer – Montessori Philosophy
Additional Guest Lecturers To Be Determined

Merrie King – Executive Director
Lorie Federman – Practicum Coordinator IT and EC
Betsy Lockhart – Elementary Coordinator and Elementary Practicum Coordinator
Kathryn Ross – Administrator Course Coordinator
Susan Roth – Financial Director, Photojournalist
Humberto and Gloria Rivero – Rivers Cleaning

Past Executive Directors
Virginia Hennes
Dorothy (Dot) Thompson

MECR Board of Directors
Dede Beardsley, President
Susan Leibfritz, Vice President
Linda Allred, Treasurer
Lorie Federman
Linda Gottschalk
Merrie King
Alice Renton