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September 2014 News


Click here to read the September 2014 News Bulletin.

Spring Workshop and Spring Tea


Save the date!  Saturday, April 18th

9 – Noon:  Morning workshop with Chrystin Dundorff, Ph.D.  “The Changing Face of Early Childhood Education and Advocacy in Oregon.”, Set 3 standards.

Noon – 1:  Lunch

1 – 3 – Awards and Spring Tea

Location TBD.

Michael Gurian and Betsy Hoke – Public Lecture and Workshop

Events OMA Workshops

Save the dates!

Friday, January 17th:  Michael Gurian Public Lecture, 6 – 8pm, Location TBD.  Click here for Keynote summary.

Saturday, January 18th:  Micheal Gurian 2-hour morning Keynote, Betsy Hoke 4 – hour workshop, Location TBD.
Click here for Workshop summary.

These events will be in the Portland Metro area.

Registration details coming soon.


OMA Fall Workshop Day: Board Governance, Working with Special Needs and Working with Volunteers

Events OMA Workshops

Three professional development opportunities in one day!  Click here to register.

Where:  Hosted by Harmony Montessori School, just off of I-205 in SE Portland.

When:  Morning Session:  9 – Noon; Afternoon Session 1 – 4 – Saturday, October 18th.  A light breakfast and lunch is included in your registration fee.  Certificates of attendance will be awarded to all attendees.

1.)   9 – Noon:  OMA is sponsoring a workshop for Board members and administrators covering the basics of good governance of a small nonprofit organization in Oregon.  We urge you to bring key board members to the workshop, which will be led by Barbara Gibbs of the Oregon Nonprofit Association, who has over 30 years experience in nonprofit management and governance.  If you are considering moving to a non-profit structure, this is a great workshop for you as well!

Click here for Barbara’s bio and here for workshop outline.

We think your Board leaders will enjoy not only the content of the Board training workshop but the opportunity to meet and talk with other Montessori school board members.

2.)  The concurrent morning workshop for school teaching and support staff, or parents, is on working with children who have special needs. Deedra Weill, of Therapy Solutions for Kids and Montessori Mom, will present 2 hours on Occupational Therapy.  Nationally-recognized and local resident, Amy Kyler, will present 1 hour on Hearing Challenges.

3.)  The afternoon session, “Working with Volunteers in the 21st Century”   will be led by Jim Laden, the National Director of FoodCorps.  This workshop is for all school staff working with volunteers (or as volunteers themselves!), and is designed to enhance your work within your school community.   Click here for Jim’s bio.  Workshop outline coming in September.

Note:  Individuals may sign up for both morning and afternoon sessions, or just one session.


August 2014 News Bulletin


Click here to read August 2014 News Bulletin.

July 2014 News


Click here for OMA’s July News Bulletin.

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