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Montessori & School Reform in Puerto Rico

Friday, March 23 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM

Presenters: Marlyn Rodríguez Fernández, Ana María García Blanco

Target Audience: All

Learn about the roots and history of public Montessori in Puerto Rico, the achievements of organized public policy initiatives on the island, and outcomes from 50 Puerto Rican Montessori public schools. This workshop will explore the successes and challenges of the Secretaría Auxiliar de Educación Montessori—the Montessori Education Auxiliary Secretariat—established in Puerto Rico’s Department of Education in 2014.

About the Presenters

Marlyn Rodríguez Fernández

Marlyn Rodríguez Fernández, MA, is the secretary of Montessori education for the Puerto Rico Department of Education, in San Juan. AMS-credentialed (Elementary I).

Ana María García Blanco

Ana María García Blanco, PhD, is executive director of Instituto Nueva Escuela, an AMS-affiliated teacher education program in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico.

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