Author: Angela Tewalt

Guidepost feature: Meet Monika Kósa, Lead Guide in Vienna

As a lawyer, mother, Montessorian and enthusiastic lifelong learner, Monika Kósa’s newest role as Lead Guide at Guidepost Montessori at Vienna will allow her to blend the different facets of her remarkable background and education.  “I’m really excited to be able to combine these areas because this is what makes me joyful,” Monika shared.  Prior… Read more »

In Montessori, the individual human child matters

Maria Montessori is one of the 20th century’s greatest champions of the well-being of children. Her ideas have directly and indirectly impacted the lives of countless children, and her influence on parents and educators is only growing.   If you read Maria Montessori, however, you’ll notice that she does not talk much about “children.” Rather, she… Read more »

Leader of China offices thrives off mentorship, collaboration

Steve Xu, like so many others at Higher Ground Education, has an amazingly unique story. Based out of Hong Kong, Steve was a banker at UBS, where he found himself intricately involved in covering the education sector.  Over a period of years, he worked on a number of different transactions relating to education. Having the… Read more »

Higher Ground team travels to China for first international school setup

Higher Ground Education’s U.S. and China teams joined together for the organization’s first international school setup in Shanghai during a whirlwind few days last month. Monna Istranyi, N.Y.C.-based International Marketing Manager, noted the impressive display of camaraderie, efficiency, and innovation.   The teams outfitted three classrooms and a common space in a record-breaking three days to help… Read more »

Q&A with Head of School in Vienna: ‘Montessori is appealing to Austrians and expats!’

Katherine Price Beuchert, our Head of School at Guidepost Montessori in Vienna, sat down recently with The Vienna Region, a marketing company based in Austria that supports and connects international entrepreneurs, public institutions, education, and research within Europe and abroad. In the Q&A, Katherine says, “When Higher Ground Education came to Vienna, the Expat Center was the… Read more »