Author: Jon Glatfelter

Duo at Lake Norman lean on one another, inspire Guidepost community

Dolores Murgolo and Tomeka Bostic have been working together since the beginning of Guidepost Montessori, over three years ago. In fact, the growing network of schools that now has nearly 50 campuses worldwide was built from the backs of their own learning, in a little Montessori school in North Carolina. But that was then. Today,… Read more »

Meet Emily Ward: Love for outdoors aligns with passion for the work

The coast of Southern California is beautifully charming — with its salty air and golden horizons — but when Emily Ward gazes toward the sunset, she’s dreaming of the mountains instead. That’s where home is. And although she’s settled in nicely with her family in San Clemente, a peaceful town near the coast, she breathes… Read more »

ATI student on his way to Bard

We had the great pleasure of meeting JP Barbagelata, whom we featured in a brand documentary and a profile video (on the Academy of Thought and Industry website).  When we met JP, he was a junior. Passionate, willful, creative, he had an unmatched spirit. It was instantly recognizable. Infectious, even. JP had transferred to ATI… Read more »

Alex Reznikov

Alex joined Higher Ground in 2020 and has over 13 years of investment banking and financial advisory experience.     Prior to joining Higher Ground, Alex was a Director in the Mergers & Acquisitions group at CIBC Capital Markets, where he spent 10 years advising clients on corporate transactions, including acquisitions, divestitures, recapitalizations and financings across a variety… Read more »

Maddy Channen

Maddy is a growth executive who builds businesses, scales operational systems, and turns around companies.   She came from a start-up background and spent several years in management consulting with McKinsey & Co. building digital businesses for banks globally. As an Associate Partner at McKinsey, Maddy shaped four of the firm’s biggest digital transformations worldwide and… Read more »

Jemina (Jea) Villanueva-Vallée

Having attended Montessori schools from toddlerhood through to adolescence, Jemina (Jea) Villanueva-Vallée was first a Montessori child before becoming a Montessori guide, administrator, and trainer.   Jea is an Australian early childhood educator who has spent over 20 years nurturing young children and educators in China and around the globe. She holds an AMI Primary diploma from… Read more »

Montessori and the Work Environment

Montessori is one of those things that often needs to be seen to be believed. This is why Montessori schools typically recommend that prospective families set up a time to observe the classroom in action. For many of us, especially those who attended a more traditional educational background, the concepts displayed in a Montessori classroom… Read more »

Meet Carolyn Burns: Confidence grows for Head of School at Palo Alto

The recent grand opening at Guidepost Montessori in Palo Alto has been a long time coming for Head of School Carolyn Burns. Two years ago, she was working for AltSchool, a San Francisco-based series of startup schools that focused on technology and project-based learning. Her school at 930 Emerson Street had over 60 students enrolled… Read more »