Redefining our Community: Parent Outreach Beyond School Walls
In this talk, Corey will encourage you to rethink Montessori Parent Education as we typically define it. When we share our knowledge and resources more broadly, and in particular with underserved and under-resourced families, we can engage and transform our neighborhoods and communities. Corey will profile a parent/infant/toddler education program being piloted in partnership with Charlottesville’s City of Promise and discuss ways that such programs can benefit schools, parents, children, and the community at large. ~ ~ ~ Corey Borgman has been a Montessori teacher and administrator for 17 years, acting as lead adolescent co-guide at Mountaintop Montessori in Charlottesville, and then later as Director of the Upper School there. Recently, Corey completed her EdD in Educational Leadership at UVA’s School of Education & Human Development and transitioned to work at UVa in a newly created position as Montessori Education & Outreach Director. Corey has presented frequently at educational and Montessori-specific conferences and served as a Montessori leadership consultant for several organizations nationwide. She is the mother to three Montessori children and, in her free time enjoys yoga, reading, and baking.