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EVENT: Teacher Leader Stories on March 23

Are you wondering about how you can bring an affordable Montessori education to communities that historically haven’t had access to it?

Join us in March to hear from Encarna and Nicole – Teacher Leaders of Sundrops Montessori and Snowdrop Montessori, schools with close partnerships with local affordable housing providers. You can read more about each school below.

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EVENT: Teacher Leader Stories on February 23

We are excited to host Melinda and Susana next month at our February TL Stories event!

Melinda is a Teacher Leader from Magnolia Blossom Montessori which serves children ages 1-6 in Louisville, Kentucky. She has recently decided to pursue new adventures following Wildflower, proud of what she and her team have accomplished together to provide a high-quality Montessori education to children from all backgrounds, while creating a work culture of autonomy with support.

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EVENT: Teacher Leader Stories on January 26

We look forward to continuing our monthly TL Stories series in 2023!

In January, we will be hosting Helen from Sundrops Montessori School and Marion from Capucine Montessori School. Sundrops is a primary program that emerged from the collective visions of the Teacher Leaders as well as El Rancho Verde affordable housing department

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Celebrating Wildflower Seedlings 2021-22

Every year, a new group of Wildflower schools peeks through the soil for the first time. Each new school is the culmination of a lifetime of learning and dreaming for its founders; collectively, they are a remarkable and diverse group of educators with visions for a more beautiful world. In the following pages, you will read the stories of 16 Teacher Leaders whose skills, passions, and life experiences sparked the creation of beautiful, community-embedded Wildflower schools.

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EVENT: Teacher Leader Stories on October 20th

Curious about starting a Wildflower school with your community? Are you passionate about multilingualism? Join us in October to hear from Alejandra and Séverine who lead beautiful language immersion Montessori programs in California and Massachusetts.  As always, bring your dreams, questions, and wonderings. Can’t wait to see you there!


June TL Stories: Jill and Eric

Educators from around the country continue to come together to share big dreams of creating tiny schools with their communities. During the June gathering for Teacher Leader Stories, educators Jill Evans of Goldenrod Montessori (Cleveland, OH) and Eric Oglesbee of River Montessori High School (South Bend, IN) shared their unique entrepreneurial advice for emerging Teacher Leaders.

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Montessori for Our Collective Liberation

Wildflower Schools – Minnesota hosted a virtual town hall with a panel of Black and Indigenous education leaders and institution-builders from around the United States. The panelists shared the life experiences, spiritual preparation, and practical skills they build upon to use Montessori education as a tool for racial justice and liberation.

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Our Grief

"To be loving is to be open to grief, to be touched by sorrow, even sorrow that is unending" - bell hooks

We hold the Uvalde community in our hearts as we mourn the devastating loss of 19 children and 2 teachers – so soon after 10 people in Buffalo were viciously gunned down in an act of racial terror, another person was killed in a house of worship, and after so many others have died due to gun violence.

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