Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Who is Montessori for?

Some recognizable people, who were Montessori educated:

* Peter Drucker, Management Guru
* Larry Page, Co-Founder of Google
* Sergey Brin, Co-Founder of Google
* Dan Vanderkam, Software Engineer at Google
* Jeffrey Bezos, Founder of
* Katharine Graham, Owner/Editor of the Washington Post
* Julia Child, Chef, Star of many TV Cooking Shows,
and Author
* Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis, Editor, Former First Lady
* Sean 'P.Diddy' (formerly known as Puffy) Combs, RAP mega-star
* Anne Frank, Author of The Diary of Anne Frank
* Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Nobel Prize winner for Literature
* Prince William and Prince Harry, English royal family

The following recognizable individuals chose Montessori schools for their own children:

* Stephen J. Cannell, TV Writer-Producer-Director
* Yo Yo Ma, Cellist
* Patty Duke Austin, Actress
* John Bradshaw, Psychologist and Author
* Yul Brynner, Actor
* Marcy Carcy, TV producer
* Cher Bono, Singer and Actress
* Bill and Hillary Clinton, Former President and New York Senator
* Michael Douglas, Actor
* Jennifer Granholm & Daniel Mulhern, Governor of Michigan

Recognizable individuals connected to Montessori include:

* Alexander Graham Bell (inventor) and his wife Mabel founded the Montessori
Education Association in 1913. They also provided financial support directly
to Dr. Maria Montessori and helped establish the first Montessori class in
Canada and one of the first in the United States.

* Mister Rogers, children's TV personality, was a strong supporter of
Montessori education.

* Thomas Edison, scientist and inventor, helped found a Montessori school.

* President Wilson's daughter trained as a Montessori teacher. There was a
Montessori classroom in the basement of the White House during Wilson's

* Sister Anthonita Porta, Montessori Educator.

* Alice Waters, restaurateur and writer, is a former Montessori teacher.

* Bruno Bettelheim, noted psychologist/author, was married to a Montessori

* Erik Erikson, noted anthropologist/author, had a Montessori teaching

* Jean Piaget, noted Swiss psychologist, made his first observations of
children in a Montessori school. He was also head of the Swiss Montessori
Society for many years.

THANK YOU to the many web sites that assisted me in compiling this information!

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