SHARON CALDWELL, B.A.Hons./HDE, has been involved in Montessori for fifteen years, after a six year stint as a teacher in a conventional high school. She founded Nahoon Montessori School, which drew strongly on democratic school tradition to realise the principles of student governance suggested in Dr. Montessori’s writings. As a result of her experience and insight into a variety of educational models, Sharon has run workshops and presented at Montessori, Alternative/Democratic and other education conferences in the USA, Australia, India, China and South Africa. She is editor of the International Montessori Council’s publication Montessori Leadership, has edited course materials for the Center for Guided Montessori Studies, and is a regular contributor to Tomorrow’s Child. She supports Montessori schools and parents internationally as a mentor on Montessori_Online, an online discussion group sponsored by the Montessori Foundation, and is an instructional guide on the Montessori Foundation’s leadership programs: Building a World Class Montessori School and Finding the Perfect Match. Recently Sharon has compiled a new course for the Leadership Institute entitled Overview of Montessori Principles and Curriculum. She has contributed chapters to The Directory of Democratic Education and Turning Points: 35 Visionaries in Education Tell Their Own Stories.
She lives in East London, South Africa, with her husband, Denver, and two sons.
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