April 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pmET
Please join Kitty Bravo and Ann Winkler for a deeper look at children who “wander.” We’ll discuss some observations we might have, reasons for wandering and how we can help those children who may need redirection. Together we will look at some possible scenarios, discuss them and come up with ideas for solutions to assist these learners.
General registration, $45. Register HERE.
CGMS Alumni and Faculty, $35. Register HERE.
About Kitty Bravo
Kitty Bravo has been a Montessori Educator for over 40 years, with experience as a teacher, administrator, board member, teacher educator, and consultant. She received her AMI Primary Montessori Certification in 1977 at the Montessori Institute of Atlanta and has a BA in Human Development from Eckerd College.
In 1984, Kitty founded New Gate School in Sarasota, Florida (originally called Countryside). During her tenure as Head of School, Kitty supported a faculty in the development of programs for toddlers through middle school. She left her New Gate administration position in 1997 to pursue other professional challenges, but returned to New Gate in 1999 as an instructor in their teacher education program and in 2000 became the program Director for The New Gate Center for Montessori Studies..
For more than 20 years Kitty has worked as a Montessori consultant and instructor for several Montessori teacher education programs. She has also held administrative positions at three Montessori schools. She is a board member of The New Gate School and serves on the Advisory Board for Sarasota University. Kitty has also presented at AMS and IMC conferences and has traveled as far as China and India to work with Montessori Schools and teachers.
Kitty’s teacher education and consultation work has given her the opportunity to see the many faces of Montessori. She has worked with newly established schools, large and small private schools, as well as working extensively with public magnet Montessori programs and charter Montessori schools. Kitty is committed to providing support to teachers, schools and families as they strive to develop positive environments for children. She is passionate about preserving the legacy of Maria Montessori and believes strongly in Montessori’s mission of transforming society through our children. To this end, Kitty has made teacher education her primary professional focus and is truly committed to supporting CGMS students on their important journey of becoming extraordinary Montessori teachers.
About Ann Winkler
This work is vital to the planet as assisting children with the Cosmic plan and task is our responsibility.” I believe this was the work that was set forward by Maria Montessori as described in “To Educate the Human Potential.” Every single day, somewhere, a teacher makes a difference in the life of a child. Teachers must remember this as every thing we do to build a child up is a step toward a more peaceful and harmonious world.
Ann has worked in Montessori education for over forty years. She began the journey when her children enrolled at the Barrie School in Maryland and she became the Registered Nurse there.
Ann has been the director and developer of CGMS Elementary since inception and has been a residential instructor at every residency since 2009. As the owner of Beach Park School in Tampa, Florida, Ann taught the EL 2 (9-12) level, and continues now as Director of Education at the school. Ann holds a Montessori credential in Primary (3–6) and Elementary (6-12) through AMS. She has an R.N. degree, a Bachelor of Arts degree, and a Masters in Education.
Ann enjoys making Montessori materials and books in her spare time.