Southeast Montessori Collective

                                  SEMC ANNOUNCES KEYNOTE SPEAKER FOR ANNUAL CONFERENCE

Raleigh, NC -December 22, 2018- Southeast Montessori Collective has announced their honored guest and keynote speaker for the second annual conference held April 12-14, 2019 in Birmingham, Alabama.

Kathy Leitch, the Executive Director of the International Montessori Council, certified Parenting Instructor and Stress Management Facilitator, Montessori Teacher Trainer, International School Consultant and School Accreditation Commission Chair, will deliver the keynote address ‘Montessori, Mindfulness and Neuroscience...What do they have in common and why does it matter?’  In the address, Leitch will bring forward Montessori pedagogy, ancient teachings and current neuroscience to explore the impact that kindness, compassion and inner peace have on educating world citizens in the 21st century, with an emphasis on the preparation of the teacher and the environment on creating a culture of peace.

Leitch will also deliver a workshop ‘All Stressed Out and Nowhere to Go!’  This workshop will address the rushed, overscheduled and under-focused child, and the challenges that parents and teachers face with high stress cycles.  

Southeast Montessori Collective co-founder Christine Lowry, M.Ed. commented, "We are so excited to welcome Kathy Leitch, executive director of the International Montessori Council, as our keynote speaker at the 2nd Annual Southeast Montessori Collective Conference.

Kathy speaks from the heart as a Montessori educator. She will be sharing her knowledge and deeply held belief that education is really about the development of the human potential. With knowledge, clarity, and a delightful sense of humor, Kathy will inspire us toward a self-reflective path to be the best we can as Montessorians."


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