Author: Jon Glatfelter

Guy Barnett

Mr. Barnett earned his bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Toronto.   From 2003 to 2010, he worked as a Senior Executive at Dominion Management, a property management and development firm in Canada. There he was responsible for 25 properties located in Canada and the southeastern United States, overseeing 60 employees.   In 2010,… Read more »

Rebecca Girn

Ms. Girn is an attorney with an undergraduate degree from the University of Chicago and a law degree from UCLA, with dual specializations in business law and philosophy of law. She also holds an AMI Montessori teaching diploma from the Montessori Institute of San Diego, specializing in 0 to 3 year olds.   A member of the California State Bar,… Read more »

What is Higher Ground Education’s Vision of Montessori?

For decades Montessori has historically been subjected to two diametrically opposed critiques: some feel it gives children too much freedom in the classroom, while others argue it gives them too little. That’s because Montessori is typically seen as a progressive alternative to mainstream education. In fact, Montessori transcends the false choice between progressive and traditional… Read more »

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Symptoms, Prevention, and How to Discuss With Your Child

In this article, we want to share three important topics concerning the Coronavirus (COVID-19): symptoms, prevention, and how to discuss the illness with your child. This is an ongoing issue and one that our team is closely monitoring. We will be sure to update this post and share more resources as the CDC learns more. Know… Read more »

Higher Ground opens first-of-its-kind winter school in Northern Utah

Jan. 29, 2020 — POWDER MOUNTAIN, Utah — Higher Ground Education, global Montessori school operator, has opened its first Guidepost Montessori Winter School at Powder Mountain Ski Resort. With nearly 50 schools in operation around the world, this is the first time the school network has created a destination learning site.  The new winter school,… Read more »

Higher Ground acquires nanny sharing platform, CozyKin

Dec. 17, 2019 — LAKE FOREST, CA — Higher Ground Education, Inc., the leading network of schools dedicated to modernizing and mainstreaming Montessori worldwide, has announced the acquisition of CozyKin, the childcare pioneer in Montessori-inspired nanny sharing at home. Founded in 2016, Higher Ground operates multiple education brands, including Guidepost Montessori, the Academy of Thought and… Read more »

Yuwei He

Guidepost Spotlight: New Assistant Guide welcomed at Brushy Creek

Ms. Dare is a new assistant guide in the Children’s House classroom at Brushy Creek in Texas. Next month, she will begin her Montessori training and intends to document her learning journey with us. Here, meet Ms. Dare.    On my first day observing a Montessori classroom, I sat on a white chair in a… Read more »

Podcast: Michael Strong Chats with Danielle Stratchman

Welcome to Thinking and Doing, The Future of Education. Our host is Michael Strong, the founder of the Academy of Thought and Industry, a network of high schools with campuses in Austin, San Francisco, Manhattan, and St. Louis. This week, Michael talks with Danielle Strachman, founder and director of Innovations Academy in San Diego. Danielle… Read more »