The 2023 AMI/USA Montessori Experience:
Refresher Course & More!

Theme:   Spiritual Preparation
Featuring award winning, renowned poet and children’s book author Nikki Giovanni, keynote speaker on Feb. 17th.

Join us in Baltimore, MD from February 17 – 21, 2023 for a weekend to focus on Spiritual Preparation in service to all children. Each track and offering will provide a unique perspective on this important topic from our vibrant community of presenters and speakers including Dr. Donna Hicks, Sarah Werner Andrews, M.Ed., Koren Clark, M.Ed., Paula Lillard Preshack, M.Ed. and many more dynamic leaders in our community.  Follow the link to register today!

About Nikki Giovanni
Nikki Giovanni is one of this country’s most widely read poets and one of America’s most renowned poets world-wide. Nikki Giovanni was born Yolande Cornelia Giovanni, Jr. in Knoxville, Tennessee, in 1943, but her parents moved to the all-black Cincinnati suburb of Lincoln Heights when she was an  infant.  She and her sisters spent the summers with their grandparents in Knoxville, and she returned there for her high school years. Her poem, “Knoxville, Tennessee,” is arguably the single literary work most often associated with that city.  Her children’s books span the decades from 1971’s “Spin a Soft Black Song” to this year’s publication of “A Library”.  We look forward to welcoming Nikki to our gathering for the keynote that will open our event.

About Baltimore
On February 17th – 20th, 2023, we will gather on the unceded lands of the Piscataway and Susquehannock tribes, now known as Baltimore, Maryland. “The Charm City” is home to the Inner Harbor historic seaport, an abundance of museums, diverse restaurants and a rich history steeped in African American culture.


About The Montessori Experience: Refresher Course & More

As we focus on Spiritual Preparation, we will hold intentional spaces for all participants for uplifting our academic, spiritual and inspirational Knowledge Collective. We look forward to the opportunity to gather, ground and gravitate toward a new future with our vibrant community.  See you in Baltimore!