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Montessori Leadership Group


Montessori Leadership Group offers unique consultation, workshops and contributions to teacher education centers, all in a Montessori context. Michael Dorer will travel to your school or teacher training site to bring his unique blend of expertise and experience to bear.

About Dr. Michael Dorer

Michael Dorer, EdD, is an internationally trained Montessori educator specializing in Montessori curriculum and materials and Montessori teacher education.  He has worked with children from toddlers through middle school since 1969 and with adults in Montessori education since 1978.  His educational background includes a doctorate in Instructional Leadership, primary and elementary level certifications from AMS and elementary level certification from AMI. Presently he is the program director for the Institute for Montessori Innovation at Westminster College in Salt Lake City, Utah. A former president of AMS, Michael has taught in Montessori classrooms at every level from Infant & Toddler through Secondary I. I. AMS-credentialed (Early Childhood, Elementary I,); AMI-credentialed (Elementary I-II). For more information, click on our testimonials page, or contact Dr Dorer directly.

About Jonathan Wolff

Jonathan Wolfe is the Founder and Director of Learning for Life and Montessori Leadership. He provides retreats, workshops, consultations and coaching for parents, educators, leaders, Boards of Directors, community organizations and learning communities around the globe. He earned his B.A. degree in Secondary Education from Temple University, and went on to study with Mother Isabelle Eugenie, one of Dr. Montessori’s first students, earned his Early Childhood Credential through the Association Montessori Internationale (AMI), and began his career as a Montessori educator at one of the first Head Start Montessori schools. Contact Jonathan Wolff and visit his web page here.


  • A Quirky Problem

    • February 2012

    A review of the letter Q and its place in the Montessori classroom.

  • Geometrical Flowers

    • February 2012

    An examination of geometrical "flower figures" and their application to creative geometry in the Montessori classroom.

  • Rotating Figures

    • December 2011

    This article looks at how to use the notion of rotation in geometry in Montessori elementary school.

  • 100 years of Montessori education 

    • American Montessori Society
    • 2007

    Looks at the past and future of Montessori education.

  • Montessori curriculum in Minnesota and Wisconsin public Montessori elementary schools.

    • AMS

    A doctoral dissertation examining curriculum management practices in public Montessori schools in Minnesota and Wisconsin.


 For more information, or to connect, see Dr. Dorer's linkedin profile here.

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