Southeast Montessori Collective

Lots of networking at the Networking Mingle.

​"This was enjoyable and relaxing."  Conference participant

SEMC officers with Rebecca Little and Dr. Coleman

Photo by Elizabeth Stead

Kate Chamberlain

​presents 'The Field Study Experience'

Photo by Elizabeth Stead

"I enjoyed Kate's presentation. She did a wonderful job taking the adolescent field study experience and making it applicable at all levels. Well done!"  Conference participant

Student performers during "Sit Still"

from Brentwood Academy, Brentwood, TN

Photo by Elizabeth Stead

Networking and Events for Montessori Advocates

Jana Morgan Herman

presents 'Creating Balance in the Age of Technology'

Photo by Elizabeth Stead

​"Jana is an engaging speaker with well-vetted resources. Her approach to a hot topic was empathetic and humble yet clear about what guides and parents need to know. I rate this workshop a 10/10."  Conference participant

Tammy Oesting,

Keynote Address 'Neuromyths'

Photo by Elizabeth Stead

Mark Woodward,

​Creator, Maria Montessori the Musical

Photo by Elizabeth Stead

​"Blew.Me.Away! We played the cd on the drive home. I was impressed & learned much from Maria’s life." 

Conference participant

Rebecca Little, Head of School,

Joseph Bruno Montessori Academy.

Photo by Elizabeth Stead

The SEMC officers would like to express our deep gratitude for the generosity and hospitality of Rebecca Little and the entire staff of Joseph Bruno Montessori; to each of the conference participants for your attendance and feedback.  to each of the generous vendors and workshop presenters for their time and energy; to Dr. Daniel Coleman and his staff; to Kathy Leitch for reserving the weekend and to Tammy Oesting for her keynote address; to Mark Woodward and his entire cast and their families for making us laugh and cry; to Elizabeth Stead for capturing such lovely photos; to the host hotel Hampton Inn and Suites Pelham, and to the lovely and welcoming city of Birmingham.  

Tammy and Aaron 


On The Nature's Adaptations workshop: "I was so glad I attended. I have a strong background in this area, but still learned so much from this session!"  Conference participant

Dr. Daniel Coleman, 

​President, Birmingham-Southern College

Photo by Elizabeth Stead

​"His remarks were inspiring. I love being able to hear from "non-Montessorians" that truly have a grasp on what direction education needs to go." 

Conference participant

Dave with

Photo by Elizabeth Stead

"The vendor hall was excellent!  They were very friendly and helpful and offered a variety of high quality materials."

​Conference participant

The Make and Take table

featured several activities for use at various levels

Bridging Past and Present

April 13, 2019

Birmingham, Alabama

at host school

Joseph Bruno Montessori Academy

Mark and Susan Scheibenzuber

with Laughing Star Montessori Materials

"The print and cursive workshop was very fun. The presenter was great."  Conference participant