Theme: Spiritual Preparation: Grounded and Growing
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 – 20, 2023 for a weekend to focus on the Spiritual Preparation of the guide 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 Preschlack, M.Ed. and many more dynamic leaders in our community.

Schedule: Find our most up-to-date schedule with room assignments here

Digital Brochure: 2023 Montessori Experience brochure

Registration: Click here and use your email to get a log in link

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 on Friday, February 17th.


About The Montessori Experience: Refresher Courses & More + Presenters

“The real preparation for education is a study of one’s self. The training of the teacher who is to help life is something far more than the learning of ideas. It includes the training of character, it is a preparation of the spirit.”

— Dr. Maria Montessori

As we focus on Spiritual Preparation, we will hold intentional space for all participants to uplift our academic, spiritual and inspirational Knowledge Collective. As we take the opportunity to gather in-person, let us ground and grow toward a new future with our vibrant Montessori community.

Read about presenters and speakers here.


About the City of Baltimore

On February 17th – 20th, 2023, we will gather at the Hilton Baltimore Inner Harbor, which is on the unceded lands of the Piscataway and Susquehannock tribes, as well as other Native people who have lived and continue to live in the city now known as Baltimore, Maryland. The Baltimore Reservation project has documented Native people through photo archives, recording of oral histories, a digital app, as well as local  tours. We are proud to be featuring this project as part of our weekend on Saturday, February 18th at 2 pm.

From the Baltimore Reservation website: “In the mid-twentieth century, thousands of Lumbee Indians and members of other tribal nations migrated to Baltimore City, seeking jobs and a better quality of life. They settled on the east side of town, in an area that bridges the neighborhoods of Upper Fells Point and Washington Hill. Here, they created a vibrant, intertribal American Indian community, which they affectionately referred to as “the reservation,” in its heyday.”

“Charm City” is home to the Inner Harbor historic seaport, an abundance of museums, diverse restaurants. There is also a rich history steeped in African American culture and home to the Reginald F. Lewis Museum and the National Great Blacks In Wax Museum. Stay tuned for more Black History in the coming weeks!

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