EP 80: Tuition Free Montessori. With Sarah Harvey 

Tuition Free Montessori with Sarah Harvey

What a joy it was to speak with Sarah, a passionate educator who is bringing Montessori to the public sector in her community.

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What We Talked About

  • How she discovered Montessori
  • Her reasons for building a public Montessori in Atlanta Georgia
  • How to blend Montessori with conventional public education
  • Making sure the children she serves are well represented in her staff
  • The meaning of Sankofa

Things to Remember

“Our mission is for our children to live a life of purpose.”

“Don’t let perfection be the enemy of getting things done.”

“Look into the past, to know what worked and bring it into the present.”

“Be kinder to yourself and enjoy, rather than trying to control everything.”

Sarah Harvey

“The greatest sign of success for a teacher is to be able to say, ‘The children are now working as if I did not exist.”

“The teacher has two tasks: to lead the children to concentration and to help them in their development afterward.”

Dr. Maria Montessori

Additional Resources

Logan Memorial Education Campus

National Center for Montessori in the Public Sector

Montessori curriculum for 2.5 to 6 years.

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More About my Guest

Sarah Harvey started her career in education over a decade ago. She has held many roles in the education field ranging from serving as a special education teacher, and instructional coach to serving on the founding team of a graduate school of education. 

Sarah earned her bachelor’s degree from Washington College and a master’s in education from Arizona State University. 

Sarah is currently pursuing her master’s in industrial-organizational psychology through the Harvard Extension School. She lives in Atlanta with her husband Tyler and daughter Yaa.

Show Sponsor

This episode of The Art of Parenting is sponsored by The Montessori Preschooler. Learn what Montessori has to offer the 3-6-year-old and how you can best support them at home. Click here to register for this workshop.


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