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The teachers must have the greatest respect for the young personality, realizing that in the soul of the child great values are hidden, and that in the minds of these boys and girls there lies all our hope of future progress and the judgment of ourselves and our times.
– Dr. Maria Montessori
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Rebecca KeithFounder, President of the Board, Head of School Emeritus
Montessori Affiliation: PAMS
When did you join One World? I founded the school in 1979
Educational Background: I have a BA in Human and Community Services, and an MA and Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from St. Mary’s College. I have Montessori Certificates for both Primary and Elementary and have been a Teacher Trainer since 1979. My publications include: The Montessori Peace Curriculum, One World Montessori United Nation’s Day Celebration, One World Montessori Earth Day Celebration, as well as several articles.
In 2015, I was awarded first place for Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation by the American Montessori Society (AMS) and the “Wisdom of the Elders” award by the Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education (MACTE).
Additional Information: I have two grown children who both attended One World in the past; one of my grandchildren also attended school here. My hobbies include music, sewing, swimming, reading, and enjoying nature.