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10th Annual Research Poster Session

Friday, March 23 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Presenters: Angela Murray, Katie Brown, Tracey N. Sulak

Target Audience: All

AMS is celebrating a decade of supporting and promoting Montessori researchers—share in this important milestone at the 10th Annual Research Poster Session! As you circulate among poster displays, you’ll have the opportunity to discuss recent research projects with their authors and learn more about the latest efforts to examine varied aspects of Montessori education, including classroom practices and case studies from public and private schools alike.


  • "A Comparison of Elementary Classroom Practices Based on Montessori Certification," Carolyn Daoust, PhD
  • "Measuring Creativity in Rural Public Schools in South Carolina: A Comparison Between a Montessori and a Traditional School," Brooke Culclasure, PhD, David Fleming, PhD
  • "Innovations in Montessori Research," Angela Murray, PhD, Carolyn Daoust, PhD
  • "The Real Thing: Preschoolers Prefer Actual Activities to Pretend Ones," Angeline Lillard, PhD
  • "Development of Executive Function Within a Montessori Early Childhood Environment," Tracey Sulak, PhD, Janet Bagby, PhD
  • "Mission Driven Montessori Education: Cultivating Place and Pedagogical Fidelity," Maria McKenna, PhD, Andrew Garvey
  • "Creativity and Executive Function in Montessori Environments,"Katie Brown, PhD, Phil Dosmann, Katie Grabowski
  • "Learning from apps and objects: The human touch," Sierra Eisen, Angeline Lillard, PhD
  • "The Impact of Montessori Public Elementary Experiences on High School Students," Erica Rice, PhD
  • "Bilingual Education in Early Montessori: A Case Study of Two Schools," Seyedeh Mousavian, Arti Joshi, PhD, Jody Eberly, EdD
  • "Executive Function and Literacy Development through Sensorial and Practical Life Work," Tracey Sulak, PhD
  • "Environmental stewardship and sustainability education: Pathways to peace," Maria McKenna, PhD, Andrew Garvey
  • "A Natural History of Repetition: Preschool-aged Children’s Motor Behaviour During Free Play," Anne Jones
  • “'If we don’t get the TV back on, we’ll have to talk to each other': Evaluating a Montessori-Based Intervention for Long-Term Care Residents with Dementia," Kathleen Farfsing, Jennifer Kinney, PhD, Leah Janssen
  • "The Social Effects of Student-Selected Movement Activities in a Montessori Lower Elementary Class," Diana Haro Reynolds
  • "Writer’s Workshop within the Montessori Environment," Kelly Severson-Kunz

About the Presenters

Angela Murray

Angela Murray, PhD, is senior researcher and coordinator for AMS, an assistant research professor at the University of Kansas, and founding editor of the Journal of Montessori Research.

Katie Brown

Katie Brown, PhD, is regional coordinator and research associate for the National Center for Montessori in the Public Sector, in Washington, D.C.

Tracey N. Sulak

Tracey N. Sulak, PhD, is a clinical associate professor in educational psychology at Baylor University, in Waco, TX.

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