SPECIAL GREETINGS from the staff at UMA! We hope that you (in the Northern Hemisphere) have all been enjoying your summer. Here in Seattle, we are finally starting to see some sunshine!
A REMINDER: The UMA scheduled Summer Break is August 15 - September 15.
- Existing UMA students are welcome to send in assignments (no more than one per week), however, they will not be evaluated during this month off.
- New UMA students with a starting date of September 15th must wait until then to submit their first assignment.
- Applications for teacher training will continue to be accepted and reviewed.
If anyone has any questions, please ask. We will do our best to get back to you within a reasonable amount of time…keeping in mind that we are on our break.
ANNOUNCEMENT: We are excited to introduce our newest staff member (student evaluator), Sylvia Muccillo. Please go to the STAFF page on the UMA website to read more about her background. Sylvia, UMA graduate, is the owner/director of beautiful Peachtree City Montessori School in Georgia. This is what she says about her own experience with UMA:
“I feel the most valuable and unique training I received from UMA was the internal preparation work I did to prepare myself to work with children on a one-on-one basis in a Montessori environment. This training was invaluable and I feel it is a life long process for any adult working with children in any capacity, either teaching or parenting.”
ANOTHER EXCITING ANNOUNCEMENT: UMA has been working hard over the past year on developing a Montessori Infant-Toddler Curriculum for teachers in training. Laveeta Sweeney, UMA evaluator, has spearheaded this extensive undertaking and we hope to have it finalized and ready to offer by the first of the new year - 2012.
John and Trudy Shepard (UMA adminstrators) are especially eager to see this program put into place, as they have just welcomed their second grandchild into the world, little Montana Rae! Another Montessori baby, getting a head start in life!
Blessings to you all, our Montessori "family" around the globe...
See you in September!