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Michael Dorer

Michael Dorer

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Michael Dorer is an internationally trained Montessori educator, specializing in Montessori curriculum and materials, and Montessori teacher education. He has worked with children from toddlers to middle schoolers in Montessori education beginning in 1969, and with teaching graduate student adults in Montessori education since 1978.

Michael’s educational background includes a doctorate in Instructional Leadership, and Montessori credentials from both the American Montessori Society and the Association Montessori Internationale. Michael wrote the charter for the world’s first Montessori charter school, and also has broad experience in working with public and charter Montessori schools.

Michael has served as President of the International Association of Montessori Educators, the Minnesota Montessori Alliance, and The American Montessori Society; with extensive time on each of their boards.

Michael has written and published Montessori album textbooks. His latest book is The Deep Well of Time: The Transformative Power of Storytelling in the Classroom from Parent Child Press.

Michael is the Founding Director of the Institute for Montessori Innovation at Westminster College in Salt Lake City, UT, and is past Director of the Center for Contemporary Montessori Programs at St. Catherine University in St. Paul, MN.  He is presently a Senior Consultant for The Montessori Foundation.

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