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"Our school was lucky enough to have Donohue spend a full day with us: a morning observing the classroom, mid-day offering suggestions to faculty and an evening parent night. The teachers felt supported, connected and inspired in a meaningful way. And now, months later, parents are still talking about Donohue's lecture as the moment they finally understood the Montessori method in a practical way. Thank you for sharing your insights, experience and wisdom with us."
~ Lisa Smith, Head of School, Hawthorne Montessori School, Austin, Texas
"For several years, Donohue Shortridge has provided professional development workshops and Montessori consulting to my program. Donohue's observations are perceptive and discerning, and her recommendations are rooted in a deep understanding of Montessori pedagogy."
~ Abigail Miller, Director, Lead Guide, Bloom! Montessori School, Longmont, CO
Workshop Presentations
for schools and regional/national conferences
School In-Service Sessions
for new as well as seasoned Montessorians, and for assistants, administrators and support staff
School Consultation
administration issues re: staffing, enrollment and parent relations
In-Class Observations
for teacher support and classroom management
Parent Education
parent night talks and parenting courses
Keynote Speaker
for conferences, seminars and banquets
"Just what I needed ... it refreshed my spirit."
~ Donna Kaiser, AMS Teacher Section Head 2004-2007, Ft. Wayne, Indiana
"Ms. Shortridge is well versed in the Montessori methodology and is extremely capable of sharing that knowledge with others. I would highly recommend her services and expertise."
~ Pamela Harris, Ph.D, President and Chief Executive Officer, Mile High Montessori Learning Centers, Denver, Colorado
"I was a better teacher because I spent my day with you."
~ Dawn Allen, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma