Montessori News

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Listings accepted for Rental Housing for next year’s MECR summer students
August, 2015
Do you have a room, apartment, or house that would be suitable for one of our summer students? To list your rental on our website at no charge, complete the posting at Housing. Questions? Contact us at or at 303-494-3002.

Kayla, A graduate of the Montessori School of Evergreen, came to MECR twice this year to sell her Cards for Caring. Please see the following excerpt from The Wild Animal Sanctuary Newsletter to celebrate her success as a young Montessori Philanthropist. Click HERE


Great News From St. Vrain Community Montessori School!
In the spirit of celebration, St. Vrain Community Montessori School (SVCMS) in Longmont would love to share some of their own celebratory news with the Colorado Montessori community. The Upper Elementary students at SVCMS are celebrating 3 years of operation of their student-run store, Upendo Emporium! Founded in 2012 to benefit their sister school, Upendo School, in Usa River, Tanzania, our students have built a thriving business that exemplifies the spirit of Montessori both here in Colorado and in Tanzania. For more information on this wonderful endeavor, please click HERE.

Food Drive Continues!
April 2015
During the summer of 2013, one of our wonderful EC Students, Lisa Lamb, spear-headed a food drive at MECR. We are thrilled to report that our students are continuing this wonderful work and so far we have donated 1055.1 lbs of food as well as $115 in cash donations to Harvest of Hope Pantry in Boulder. Harvest of Hope is working hard to help those affected by the recent flooding in our area. We will continue in these efforts to give back to our local community. Thank you, Lisa!

Great Article on the Growth of Public Montessori Schools in the U.S, from 1975-2014
Click HERE to read.

3rd Annual MACTE Symposium Highlights
The Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education (MACTE) held its Third Annual Symposium for Montessori Teacher Educators, December 5-7, 2014 in Alexandria, VA. This event draws teacher educators from around the world. The focus of this year’s Symposium was on recognition of the Montessori teaching diploma/credential by State Departments of Education. Our opening reception honored Dennis Schapiro as the recipient of the first MACTE award for Innovation in Montessori Teacher Education. Denny’s wife Jeanne Andre and their two sons Jeremiah and Tokumbo were in attendance to receive the award.

Tokumbo, Jeanne and Jeremiah

Saturday evening there was a reception to honor the 2014 – 2015 Wisdom of the Elders recipients. Each recipient spoke poignantly with regard to his or her impact on Montessori education. This years honorees included, Dr. Elizabeth Coe, Gulsevin Kayihan, Carmen E.R. Delgado, Marina Grau, David Kahn, Frank Brainard and Doris Sommer. The stories from the recipients and pictures of the event can be found on the MACTE’s website at Symposium 2015 – December 4 – 6, Alexandria, VA.

2014 Wisdom of the Elders Recipients and MACTE President – From Left to Right: Doris Sommer, Gulsevin Kayihan, David Kahn, Rebecca Pelton, Marina Grau, Carmen E.R. Delgado, Betsy Coe and Frank Brainard

Merrie B. King, Ed.D, Director of MECR, had the honor and privilege of presenting two of the honorees: Marina Grau and Carmen E.R. de Delgado.