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Inform. Advance. Empower.

ADVOCACY FOR NEW YORK STATE'S MONTESSORI SCHOOLS AND EDUCATORS

Our Community

The New York State Montessori Alliance represents schools, administrators, and individuals who are passionate advocates for authentic Montessori practice in New York State. By supporting favorable public policy, we encourage, educate and serve those who provide the highest quality Montessori education to children and adolescents throughout the state.

Our Work

The NYSMA is dedicated to furthering the educational objectives, methods and philosophy of Dr. Maria Montessori in the State of New York by achieving the following goals:

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  1. To speak with one, unified voice for Montessori education.

  2. To advance and protect the educational vision formulated by Dr. Maria Montessori in both private and public schools in the state.

  3. To support the administration of Montessori schools.

  4. To offer ongoing education and guidance to the Montessori community in New York State.

  5. To use its best efforts to ensure that all government entities within the State of New York understand and support the Montessori community’s mission.

  6. To keep the Montessori community informed of all actions and events that might affect the community’s ability to achieve its goals.

  7. To address issues of public policy that may affect education in general and, more specifically, Montessori education.

  8. To advocate for the recognition of Montessori Teacher Certifications across the state.

MEMBER BENEFITS

Join Now
Meet leaders and changemakers in education
Keep-up with state/national Montessori news
Receive education and guidance
Tap resources to inform educators and policymakers
Earn professional development hours
Support for your school’s administration

Work toward NYS recognition of the Montessori Teacher Certification

 

Speaker Event
Lesley Koplow, LCSW
The Montessori at Flatiron
Friday, November 4
5-7pm
 

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We are proud to present a special evening with Lesley Koplow, LCSW, Director of the Emotionally Responsive Practice Center at Bank Street College. This is a great professional development opportunity!

Lesley Koplow is a clinical social worker, teacher, and author who lives in New York City. She is the founding Director of the Center for Emotionally Responsive Practice at Bank Street College. Lesley is the author of several books including; Unsmiling Faces: How Preschools Can Heal; Creating Schools That Heal; Bears, Bears Everywhere: Supporting Children’s Emotional Health in the Classroom; Tanya and the Tobo Man; and Politics Aside; Our Children and Their Teachers in Score-Driven Times.

Every classroom needs to have a “good mirror” that  can reflect children accurately, affirm all kinds of feelings, and acknowledge what children carry. This talk will explore how being a good mirror can promote development and emotional well being in children.

Please join us at The Montessori Schools (Flatiron) on Friday, November 4 for cocktails and conversation beginning at 5 p.m. Lesley’s talk will begin at 5:30, followed by Q&A and post-speaker roundtables.

Tickets are $45 for NYSMA members (please reach out to Diane Lanci for the member code) and $50 for the general public. Haven’t renewed your NYSMA membership this year? Bundle and save: $75 for a ticket and your yearlong individual membership! 

We look forward to seeing you on November 4!

Inaugural Conference
"Bringing NYS Together"
was held February 2022

This initial conference included two professional development workshop sessions at multiple levels of engagement, a keynote address, and networking sessions. The event was open to the public and marketed globally and attendees were able to take advantage of an opportunity to share diverse perspectives in the vast Montessori community.

 

Members of our organization dedicate themselves to furthering the educational objectives, methods, and philosophy of Dr. Maria Montessori in the State of New York by achieving the following goals:

  • First, to speak with one unified voice for Montessori education.

  • Second, to advance and protect the educational vision formulated by Dr. Maria Montessori in private and public schools in the state.

  • To support the administration of Montessori schools.

  • To offer ongoing education and guidance to the Montessori community in New York State.

  • To use its best efforts to ensure that all government entities within the State of New York understand and support the Montessori community’s mission.

  • To keep the Montessori community informed of all actions and events that might affect its ability to achieve its goals.

  • To address public policy issues that may affect education in general and, more specifically, Montessori education.

  • To advocate for the recognition of Montessori Teacher Certifications across the state.

 

Thank you for the conference Co-Chairs, Lisanne Pinciotti and Sheba Kapur!

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2022-2023 NYSMA GROUP MEETINGS

Albany NY

THU OCT 20, 2022, 4PM

Boston MA

THU MAR 16, 2023, 4PM

Manhattan NY

TUE JAN 24, 2023, 4PM

Manhattan NY

WED MAY 24, 2023, 4PM

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 CONTACT US

For any inquiries, please call or email us:

518-347-2060 

our address

NYSMA

c/o Sadiya Muniruddin 

Montessori at Flatiron 

5 W 22nd St

New York, NY 10010

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