Category: Journal

The genesis of Prepared Montessorian

Prepared Montessorian is a professional development platform seeking to provide the practicing adult Montessori educator with the “prepared environment” necessary to optimally guide the communities under her care. The whole genesis of our platform was to find a way to help adults become excellent Montessori educators in the shortest amount of time possible with the least… Read more »

Lessons on Montessori: A Q&A with Lindsay Journo

As one of Higher Ground Education’s founding members, we sit down with Lindsay Journo to discuss Montessori pedagogy. Her work today focuses on teacher training, program quality, and curriculum education for elementary.  How do you know if a child is suitable for Montessori? First, understand that just as children have universal needs for healthy food… Read more »

Student bond strengthens ATI campus

Upon entering The Academy of Thought and Industry in St. Louis, Mo., it might be the student who greets you first. It also might be the student who’s cleaning the kitchen, implementing a new program in the maker’s space, taking phone calls, or fixing a broken light. There’s teachers there, too, of course, but this… Read more »

ATI feature: Meet Aramis Grant

Aramis Grant was going to pursue a career in broadcast journalism. She wanted to be a news anchor and even received her masters in media and communication. She’s got the charisma, the drive, and the eye contact to do the job well, but education was calling her, too. While receiving her masters, she worked for… Read more »

Meet Stephanie Jamison: ‘I don’t work for a vision, I become it’

Maria Montessori once told us, “The essence of independence is to be able to do something for one’s self.”  For many of us, that means seeking and maintaining that which brings us joy, challenge, or achievement. It means striving toward something not to satisfy others, but for our own good. It can mean time, patience,… Read more »

Guidepost feature: Meet Stephanie Jimenez

Tell us about yourself. ​ My name is Stephanie Jimenez, and I’m the new Head of School at Guidepost Montessori at Williamsburg. I have been an educator for over 10 years, with experience teaching infants through middle school. I was born and raised in New York, and my life changed forever when I moved to… Read more »

Texas school shares positive transition to Guidepost Montessori

Earlier this year, Higher Ground Education acquired a new school in Texas, naming it Guidepost Montessori at Brushy Creek. The school had been active in the Cedar Park community for four years. There were 20 staff members and over 100 students among nine classrooms. The parents and teachers were close. But unexpectedly, the head of… Read more »

Guidepost feature: Meet Salem Islas-Madlo

One of the first things you might notice about Salem Islas-Madlo is her warmth and exuberant laugh. Her education credentials along with her charismatic presence make Salem a delightful addition to the Guidepost Montessori team in Vienna.   Salem joins Guidepost with four years of experience as a Montessori Assistant Guide and will be continuing in… Read more »

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 »

Guidepost Feature: Meet Krista Whitney

Krista Whitney is the Head of School at Guidepost Montessori at Deerfield in Milton, Georgia. Tell us about yourself. I grew up in Georgia and had always known I wanted to be in education at some level. I went to school in Kentucky with an athletic scholarship knowing I wanted to make a difference in… Read more »