Gulf Coast Montessori Teacher Education Center

Gulf Coast Montessori Teacher Education Center Gulf Coast Montessori TEP provides Early Childhood and Elementary I-II courses for those wishing to become elementary Montessori educators. The purpose of Gulf Coast Montessori TEC is to provide quality Adult Learning services in Early Childhood, and Elementary Montessori education to the community so that children will benefit from the philosophy and pedagogy of Dr. Maria Montessori by becoming knowledgeable, competent, and independent citizens.

The emphasis on curriculum patterns, developmental levels, and current educational research will provide our teachers with added skills in differentiation of curriculum implementation as well as a stronger understanding of Dr. Montessori’s philosophy as applied to this age group. The staff at Gulf Coast Montessori Teacher Education Center (GCMTEC) believe that the betterment of society comes through education and understanding the differences that surround us as members of this society. We believe that education of children through the pedagogy of Dr. Maria Montessori is the best way to achieve this end. In addition, the staff believes that the framework outlined by Dr. Montessori allows for adaptation to meet the needs of today’s learners.

The emphasis on curriculum patterns, developmental levels, and current educational research will provide our teachers with added skills in differentiation of curriculum implementation as well as a stronger understanding of Dr. Montessori’s philosophy as applied to this age group. The staff at Gulf Coast Montessori Teacher Education Center (GCMTEC) believe that the betterment of society comes through education and understanding the differences that surround us as members of this society. We believe that education of children through the pedagogy of Dr. Maria Montessori is the best way to achieve this end. In addition, the staff believes that the framework outlined by Dr. Montessori allows for adaptation to meet the needs of today’s learners.

Mission: The purpose of Gulf Coast Montessori TEC is to provide quality Adult Learning services in Elementary Montessori education to the community so that children will benefit from the philosophy and pedagogy of Dr. Maria Montessori by becoming knowledgeable, competent, and independent citizens. The emphasis on curriculum patterns, developmental levels, and current educational research will provide our teachers with added skills in differentiation of curriculum implementation as well as a stronger understanding of Dr. Montessori’s philosophy as applied to this age group.

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Get to know our staff at Gulf Coast Montessori Teacher Education Center. Amanda ChildersMs. Childers fulfills two rolls ...
10/12/2020

Get to know our staff at Gulf Coast Montessori Teacher Education Center.

Amanda Childers

Ms. Childers fulfills two rolls at Gulf Coast Montessori Teacher Education Center. She works to make all of the administrative tasks associated with the training center as streamlined as possible. She is the first line of contact for every Adult Learner from the first questions when they begin their application process to the time when their certificates are awarded. Ms. Childers is also our resident certified yoga instructor. Having taught yoga since 1999 in various locations as well as having operated her own yoga studio, she is tasked with keeping us from living in our heads too much!

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Classes for our 2020 cohorts will begin June 15. This year’s cohorts will be experiencing a blended learning approach. T...
05/21/2020

Classes for our 2020 cohorts will begin June 15. This year’s cohorts will be experiencing a blended learning approach. To find out more information and to sign up for our easy pay options contact us at 877-409-2929 or email us at [email protected]
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Classes for our 2020 cohorts will begin June 15. This year’s cohorts will be experiencing a blended learning approach. T...
05/21/2020

Classes for our 2020 cohorts will begin June 15. This year’s cohorts will be experiencing a blended learning approach. To find out more information and to sign up for our easy pay options contact us at 877-409-2929 or email us at [email protected]

Get To Know Gulf Coast Montessori Teacher Education Center Staff:Gordon Roberson​Gordon Roberson is an Upper Elementary ...
05/20/2020

Get To Know Gulf Coast Montessori Teacher Education Center Staff:

Gordon Roberson

Gordon Roberson is an Upper Elementary guide at Westside Montessori School in Houston, TX. He holds a BFA in Theater and Communications from Southwestern University. As many others, he stumbled upon a Montessori school when searching for child care for his oldest child, and thus began his journey as a Montessori parent. Empowered by the independence and natural curiosity of the approach, he eventually found himself joining his children in the Montessori environment as a lower elementary lead and was given the opportunity to open a new upper elementary program. Now, Gordon finds himself at Westside Montessori where he is surrounded by a supportive and inspiring co-lead at an established and thriving community.
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Get to know our staff at Gulf Coast Montessori Teacher EducTion Center. Wendy Freed Wendy Freed has been teaching in Mon...
05/20/2020

Get to know our staff at Gulf Coast Montessori Teacher EducTion Center.

Wendy Freed

Wendy Freed has been teaching in Montessori schools since 1993. She has worked in both Private and Public settings, currently a Primary lead teacher at Wilson Montessori, a public Montessori school in Houston, Texas.

She graduated with a bachelors degree in Elementary Education and Spanish from Hiram College in Ohio. She is AMS certified for 3 to 6 Montessori and has done Montessori Infant Toddler coursework at North Harris College. She has her Elementary Generalist Certification from the state of Texas with Specialization for ESL (English and Second Language) and GT (Gifted and Talented).

She has presented at PMET (Public Montessori Educators of Texas) and AMS. She has been a trainer at Gulf Coast Montessori since 2019. She graduated with a bachelors degree in Elementary Education and Spanish from Hiram College in Ohio. She is AMS certified for 3 to 6 Montessori and has done Montessori Infant Toddler coursework at North Harris College. She has her Elementary Generalist Certification from the state of Texas with Specialization for ESL (English and Second Language) and GT (Gifted and Talented).
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Get To Know Gulf Coast Montessori Teacher Education Center Staff:Lizby Dingus Lizby Dingus started her Montessori journe...
05/03/2020

Get To Know Gulf Coast Montessori Teacher Education Center Staff:

Lizby Dingus

Lizby Dingus started her Montessori journey as a student, attending a Montessori school through 6th grade in West Texas. After graduating from Colorado College with a B.A in neuroscience, she decided to return to her roots and become a Montessori educator herself. Lizby hold an AMS credential for Montessori EI and EII, and has written published Montessori curriculum in partnership with ETC Montessori. Lizby recently graduated from the Learning and Design Master’s program at Vanderbilt University and is eager to continue improving educational experiences for Montessori students and teachers alike.
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Get To Know Gulf Coast Montessori Teacher Education Center Staff:Laura Getsinger, M.A.T. Ms. Getsinger is an Early Child...
05/03/2020

Get To Know Gulf Coast Montessori Teacher Education Center Staff:

Laura Getsinger, M.A.T.

Ms. Getsinger is an Early Childhood Montessori teacher at Murray-LaSaine Montessori School in Charleston, SC. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of South Carolina. After becoming a mother, Laura became fascinated with childhood development. She earned a Master of Arts degree in Teaching Early Childhood Education and has been teaching young children for 15 years. In 2014, Laura was awarded certification in teaching Early Childhood Montessori by the American Montessori Society. She joined the Gulf Coast Montessori TEC team in 2018 and thoroughly enjoys sharing the Montessori pedagogy with new teachers.
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Get To Know Gulf Coast Montessori Teacher Education Center Staff:La Dene Conroy​La Dene Conroy is an expert educator hav...
05/03/2020

Get To Know Gulf Coast Montessori Teacher Education Center Staff:

La Dene Conroy

La Dene Conroy is an expert educator having served in education for over 39 years, of which 34 were in the Charleston School District in South Carolina. She hold a Montessori Administrator credential from Houston Montessori Center, as well as a Montessori certificate in Primary education from Lander University, and a Lower Elementary credential from Seacoast Training Center.

She has experience as a Montessori Specialist, Principal, Title I consultant, Language Arts specialist, and a special education teacher. She holds a degree in Special Education and has two masters degrees from the Citadel, SC in Teacher Education and Elementary Administration. La Dene has vast experience in training and working with public school teachers.
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Get To Know Gulf Coast Montessori Teacher Education Center Staff:Kate Powell Kate became a Montessori educator after a d...
05/01/2020

Get To Know Gulf Coast Montessori Teacher Education Center Staff:

Kate Powell

Kate became a Montessori educator after a decade working as an engineer. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Tulane University in 2008. Kate always knew she wanted to teach and considers herself fortunate that she discovered the Montessori pedagogy. She received her training from Gulf Coast Montessori and holds her Elementary I and II credentials. Kate teaches in Colorado and has experience teaching both Lower and Upper Elementary and has worked in both private and public settings. She uses Excel spreadsheets any chance she gets.
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Get To Know Gulf Coast Montessori Teacher Education Center Staff:Slayden Thomas Slayden Thomas is originally from Columb...
05/01/2020

Get To Know Gulf Coast Montessori Teacher Education Center Staff:

Slayden Thomas

Slayden Thomas is originally from Columbia, South Carolina. After graduating from the College of Charleston with a degree in Elementary Education, she discovered Montessori. Slayden was a part of the first cohort to graduate from Gulf Coast Montessori and has her certification in both Elementary I and II. She has extensive experience using the ETC Montessori curricula to meet state and national standards. She has been teaching In Elementary II level at a charter school in South Carolina.
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Get To Know The Gulf Coast Montessori Teacher Education Centre Staff:Amy Pontiff Amy Pontiff, has lived in Charleston si...
05/01/2020

Get To Know The Gulf Coast Montessori Teacher Education Centre Staff:

Amy Pontiff

Amy Pontiff, has lived in Charleston since her early teenage years. She graduated from Newberry, South Carolina in 2003 with an Elementary Education degree and a minor in Theatre. She hold Montessori credentials in Early Childhood (Primary) as well as Lower Elementary. Her experience spans both levels in private and public schools. She loves to work with children in math, botany, and history.

Amy currently resides in West Ashley area in Charleston with her spouse, teenage step-son, and her cat.
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Get To Know Gulf Coast Montessori Teacher Education Center Staff:Marielos Romero Marielos is an experienced educator wit...
05/01/2020

Get To Know Gulf Coast Montessori Teacher Education Center Staff:

Marielos Romero

Marielos is an experienced educator with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and a Teaching degree in Bilingual Elementary Generalist in Early Childhood -6th grade in the state of TX. She has worked as a bilingual lead teacher and mentor for more than 20 years in public schools with culturally and socio-economically diverse populations, mainly in the city of Houston, TX. In 2006, she had the opportunity to pursue her American Montessori Society Early Childhood Certification (EC 3-6) where she became one of the few bilingual Montessori educators working in the public sector in Houston. Since then, Marielos has been a passionate educator, mentor, coach and trainer who believes that Montessori education improves children’s life in the community as a whole. We are honored to have Marielos as part of the Gulf Coast Montessori Teacher Education Center an Early Childhood trainer.
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Get To Know Gulf Coast Montessori Teacher Education Center Staff:Marie Pousson MEd. Marie Pousson began her teaching car...
05/01/2020

Get To Know Gulf Coast Montessori Teacher Education Center Staff:

Marie Pousson MEd.

Marie Pousson began her teaching career as an ESL kindergarten teacher in the Houston school district. Over 15 years ago she took her early childhood Montessori training and has worked in two public school early childhood environments in the Houston area. Marie is excited about her work with the younger children and it shows in her passion in the classroom. Perhaps because of her early work with ESL students Marie talents lie not only in the math and sensorial areas, but also in developing literacy in the early childhood program.
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Get To Know Gulf Coast Montessori Teacher Education Center Staff:Krystal Perkins With over 20 years in Montessori, Kryst...
05/01/2020

Get To Know Gulf Coast Montessori Teacher Education Center Staff:

Krystal Perkins

With over 20 years in Montessori, Krystal Perkins is honored to have served the community in her roles as private and public school teacher, public school administrator, teacher educator, and proud parent of 6.

Currently the Dean of Instruction at a public Montessori, she holds an AMS 3-6 primary credential and state certification as Principal and EC-4 Generalist. Having earned a Bachelor of Psychology and Master of Education, she is currently pursuing a PhD in Higher Education Administration. She is passionate about whole-child education that prepares each child to become a passionate, peaceful problem-solver who pursues his or her unique potential.
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Get To Know Gulf Coast Montessori Teacher Education Center Staff: Dorothy Pearson.Dorrie Pearson MEd. Practicum Coordina...
05/01/2020

Get To Know Gulf Coast Montessori Teacher Education Center Staff: Dorothy Pearson.

Dorrie Pearson MEd. Practicum Coordinator

Dorrie is practicum coordinator for Gulf Coast Montessori TEP. Ms. Pearson comes to Gulf Coast Montessori from background in Forestry with an emphasis in education. She encountered Montessori in 2004 and by 2006 had completed her training and a Masters degree in Outdoor Education and Montessori Integrated Learning. Dorrie has worked with both lower elementary and upper elementary ages and excels not only in classroom curriculum, but also classroom management and Montessori philosophy for the elementary aged child.
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Get To Know Gulf Coast Montessori Teacher Education Center Staff: Erika Ohlhaver.Erika Ohlhaver MEd. Director Ms. Ohlhav...
05/01/2020

Get To Know Gulf Coast Montessori Teacher Education Center Staff: Erika Ohlhaver.

Erika Ohlhaver MEd. Director

Ms. Ohlhaver has been a Montessori teacher for over 38 years, and a Montessori Teacher Trainer for 24 years. Starting with the youngest age group, she has received three separate levels of Montessori certification (Early Childhood, Lower Elementary, and Upper Elementary). Ms. Ohlhaver, a second generation Montessori professional, has worked in both private and public school Montessori programs at all age levels. Since 1992, her association as a faculty member of several training centers and some of the top Montessori training programs in the nation, has afforded her the opportunity to work with many prominent people in the Montessori community. Ms. Ohlhaver has worked extensively with the development of the Montessori curricula, which is predicated on discovery learning.

Facilitating Montessori philosophy and material presentations across all age groups, (early childhood through middle school) provides Ms. Ohlhaver the opportunity to instruct many Montessori student teachers each year. In addition to her duties at the Training Centers, she has written curriculum for science, math, and geometry programs that are available and used nationwide in Montessori classrooms. As well, Ms. Ohlhaver has presented many workshops at local and regional conferences.
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04/22/2020
The training environment for an Early Childhood Montessori credential

Training for an early childhood credential at Gulf Coast Montessori Teacher Education Center. Each environment in our training facility is designed to provide a space for authentic Montessori instruction, while allowing and fostering the free-flow of ideas, questions and encouraging discovery.

Understanding our blended format that might be used for our 2020 cohort. Our blended format uses internet-based technolo...
04/19/2020

Understanding our blended format that might be used for our 2020 cohort.
Our blended format uses internet-based technologies that are student centered and focused on meeting each Adult Learner’s academic need. Our top priority is to enhance the in-residence learning process and enrich it. The process will allow our adult learners to complete a large portion of their coursework online, using our digital delivery system. In addition to the iPad each adult learner receives, you will be able to download coursework, watch presentations, and conduct observations. Coursework will be easily submitted, while group projects will be augmented with rich experiences that involve our faculty and classmates.

Close attention will be given to creating a "remote friendly" learning environment that includes reflection, focus breaks, and social interaction with the other members of the community. The quality of our program is uncompromising. #gulfcoastmontessori #montessoriteachertraining #montessoritraining #montessori #montessoriteacher #publicmontessori

Used in primary as well as elementary, the constructive triangles, continue to captivate adult learners. Pictured here a...
03/07/2020

Used in primary as well as elementary, the constructive triangles, continue to captivate adult learners. Pictured here are elementary ALs using acrylic templates from #etcmontessori to analyze geometric figures. #gulfcoastmontessori #montessori #montessoriteachertraining #montessoritrained #montessorischool #montessorielementary #montessoriprimary #montessoritrainingcourse

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