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2014 – 15 Year in Review. OMA Board Members 2014 - 2015 Hilary Smith, President Mary Hicks, Vice President Ursula Melvin, Treasurer Kari Wax, Secretary.

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1 2014 – 15 Year in Review

2 OMA Board Members Hilary Smith, President Mary Hicks, Vice President Ursula Melvin, Treasurer Kari Wax, Secretary Judi Simmons Stacey Edwards Russo David Cannon Julia Mendelson Cam Mountsier-Cole Jeanne VanDeRiet Thank you for your service!

3 Group Facilitators & Regional Liaisons Thank you for your service! Administrator, David Cannon, Facilitator Toddler Summit, Julia Mendelson, Facilitator In-Home Group, Theresa DeVost, Facilitator In order to serve our community better, OMA has begun to give professional development certificates to those who attend these groups gatherings, provided that the gathering has a presenter and a focus (if it is just a meeting, then no professional development certificate is given for attendance). SW Washington Liaison – Julie Davis Central Oregon – Louise Wilson Central Willamette Valley and Central Coast Liason – Adele Carey

4 Goals of OMA To bring together Montessori professionals, parents of students in Montessori schools, and all people interested in early childhood education. To improve understanding and cooperation among teachers, parents, and the community. To stimulate professional attitudes and ethical conduct and maintain the standards of our profession. To further our understanding of children and their spiritual, intellectual, emotional, and physical needs. To develop greater public understanding of and support for the essence of Montessori philosophy and method, and to cooperate with other groups within the state to promote the welfare of children. To provide workshops and other programs for the continuing education of OMA members and all interested in Montessori education.

5 Presenting at the Assistant Workshop in Corvallis Jeanne VanDeRiet, Judi Simmons, Kari Wax

6 2014 – 15 Workshops & Events Two Assistants Workshops: Corvallis and Portland Fall Workshop Day: Board Governance 101 with Barbara Gibbs of the Non-profit Association of Oregon; Working with Special Needs Children with Deedra Weill; Working with Volunteers with Jim Laden of FoodCorps Michael Gurian and Betsy Hoke, Pubic Lecture and Workshop Benefit Concert with Heather Keizur and Steve Christofferson Spring Workshop, Christyn Dundorff,Ph.D.

7 David Cannon, Mary Hicks and Michael Gurian

8 Community Outreach Preschool Fair College Presentations Support of Native Montessori program at Clarendon School in North Portland Healthy Beginnings in Bend Montessori in the Capitol

9 Heather Keizur and Steve Christofferson

10 End of Year Report - Income

11 End of Year Report - Expenses

12 Montessori in the Capitol

13 Here is to another year of joyful learning!


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