• Home
  • Spring 2017 Conference

The Colorado Montessori Association Presents:
Montessori Awakening; The Unfolding of the Human Being

April 29, 2017, 7:45am-4:00pm

DCS Montessori Charter School
311 E. Castle Pines Pkwy
Castle Pines, CO 80108

 Registration is Now Closed Online

Doors Open at 7:30am

$65.00 for *CMA members 

$80.00 for Non-members

Registration closes April 25th 

Dear Conference Attendees,

We realize there is snow predicted tonight and tomorrow but due to the rigorous amount of scheduling and planning incorporated in this event, we don't have the option to reschedule, refund or cancel.  But this is Colorado and we know snow!  

We are encouraging attendees to come to the Castle Pines area as early as possible.  Below are local hotels close to the event to help with your planning. 

CMA is so grateful for your support and we look forward to a GREAT day tomorrow!


Martha Teien, CMA President

Hotels Located in a 10 mile radius of DCS Montessori School

1. Days Inn & Suites, Castle Rock, CO 5 Miles Away $74

2. Denver Marriott South at Park Meadows 9 Miles Away $129

3. Hyatt Place Denver South at Park Meadows 8 Miles Away $89

4. Element Denver Park Meadows 7 Miles Away $99

5. Residence Inn Denver South Park Meadows 7 Miles Away $149

  To be considered a CMA member:

  •  Your school has a membership and you are listed as one of their administrators or you are part of the additional memberships that have been purchased for staff. If your school has a membership but you do not, an additional staff membership can be purchased for $5

  •  You have an individual membership that is not associated with the school

  • You have a parent membership and your school is a member
    If you have any questions, please contact Michel at coloradomontessoriassociation@gmail.com

No Refunds.

Six hours of Professional Credit earned

Conference Schedule


Keynote Speaker: Barbara Coloroso                                                                                                                                                                 
Click here for more information on Barbara

Featured Speaker: Patti Templin
Click here for more information on Patti

"You must be the change you wish to see in the world." -Gandhi

Food Bank of the Rockies will be accepting donations of toiletries and paper goods at our conference.


Presenters by area

Gina Abegg- The Compassionate Way Consulting
Title: The Nature Based Outdoor Classroom
Title: Stories for Peace

Illyce Kaarto, Suzanne Hackett, Susan Baysinger-DCS Montessori Charter School
Title: Special Education in a Montessori School

Karen Farquharson- Montessori del Mundo
Title: Going beyond phonics - preparing all children to read and understand

RB Fast- Bee Line Consulting
Title: Montessori Leadership

Euphora Stokley 
Screen Time: How to disconnect and reconnect the whole child using the Montessori method and Public Awareness

Nichole Holtvluwer- Radicle Beginnings
Title: Navigating Toddler Power Struggles

Nina Lindeke- Jarrow Montessori
Parent Education: Community Infusion

Patrick McGlinchy- Keystone Montessori
Title: 10 Science Experiments for Children's House

Levi Noe-Tall Tales Yoga
Topic: St
ory Telling Through Yoga

Cyndy Oberdier- Montessori School of Castle Rock
Title: Make Music Fun for All Ages

Michelle Ewing and Holly Romero -Arapahoe County Early Childhood Council
Title: Montessori and Colorado Shines - Where do we fit in?

Samhee Shim and Andrea Dreier  -DCS Montessori Charter School
Topic: Meeting the social and emotional needs of Upper El Students

Donohue Shortridge
Title: Ten Tips to Improve Your Classroom Practices

Kresta Vuolo-Free Horizon Montessori PK-8
Title: Equal Educational Opportunity for All: Supporting Our LGBTQ Students


Colorado Montessori Association
PO Box 473541 
Aurora, CO 80047-3541


Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software