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Spotlight on School Accreditation Commissioners

Spotlight on School Accreditation Commissioners

The IMC expresses it’s thanks to Claire Salkowski for her many years of service to the school accreditation commission. While she will continue her work on the IMC board, Claire is stepping down from the commission. We wish her well and thank her for all she’s done for the commission. CLAIRE SALKOWSKI has been involved […]

Spotlight on IMC School Accreditation Co- Hillary Drinkell

Spotlight on IMC School Accreditation Co- Hillary Drinkell

Hillary Drinkell has been involved in Montessori education for over 30 years. From her early days of being a Montessori primary and elementary classroom teacher to a Dean, Head of School, Accreditation Director, Accreditation Commissioner, and Montessori consultant, she has come to understand and truly believe that the Montessori Method is the best method of […]

IMC Teacher Education: Community, Flexibility, Quality, And Innovation

IMC Teacher Education: Community, Flexibility, Quality, And Innovation

The original mission of the International Montessori Council (IMC) did not include teacher education. In fact, IMC existed for many years without any affiliated teacher education programs. The IMC’s main focus in those early years, and still today, is creating an open-minded and open-hearted Montessori organization. Eleven years ago, that mission expanded with the approval […]

The Bowman Expansion Project

The Bowman Expansion Project

An interview with Mary Beth Ricks, Head of School, Bowman in Palo Alto, California Founded in 1995, Bowman is an innovative, accredited Montessori program serving primary-8th-grade students in Palo Alto, California. Mary Beth Ricks has been Head of School since 2008 and started as one of the founding teachers at Bowman. Bowman is the first […]

A Look At The IMC School Accreditation Process: The OnSite Verification Visit

The school has completed the “big work” of the accreditation process—the Self-study. They have completed the surveys and interviews, collected the evidence, developed a Strategic Plan, rated themselves on each of the IMC Standards, and are ready for the OnSite Verification Visit. When a school submits their Self-study to the IMC Director of Accreditation, the […]