Category: Higher Ground Education

The Purpose and Pedagogy of Black History Month: A Panel Discussion with Higher Ground’s Advisory Group on Montessori and Identity

Last week, Higher Ground’s advisory group on Montessori and Identity gathered for a discussion on the purpose and value of African American history and closely connected questions of identity and humanism.   Moderated by Higher Ground’s VP of Pedagogy, Matt Bateman, the panel dove into topics including the original purpose of Black History Month (and why we might want to… Read more »

Ray Girn

Steve Xu

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 »

Yuwei He

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 »