Parenting Lecture: "Personalizing 21st Century Education"
September 20, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm R Crescendo [Built In speakers, DVD player, Microphone, Projector, Pull down screen]
Free and open to the public
Presented by Dr. Dan Domenech
For our 50th anniversary year, we are hosting Dr. Dan Domenech, author of ‘Personalizing 21st Century Education’, and grandfather to two students in our school, as our guest speaker. He was chosen as he has a message, based on his many years of experience as a leader of public schools, that the schools of the present and future should embody a model of personalized learning, modeled in Montessori schools.
Bio of Dr. Domenech:
Dr. Daniel A. Domenech, also known as Dan, Ph.D., serves as the Executive Director of the American Association of School Administrators. Dr. Domenech has more than 40 years of experience in public education. He served as senior vice president for national urban markets with McGraw-Hill Education and was responsible for building strong relationships with large school districts nationwide. He served as Superintendent of Fairfax County Public Schools, among other career positions.
Army Captain John Tucci Pays a Visit to Upper Elementary & Middle School
A Visit from a Captain in the U.S. Army
Army Captain (soon to be Major) John Tucci, father of Upper Elementary student Alexa, came in to speak to the Upper Elementary and Middle School students to talk to them about his recent deployment to Iraq. Captain Tucci spoke about his reasons for joining the Army, his most recent experiences in Iraq, his previous deployment to Afghanistan, and his work as an intelligence officer. Students were curious about Captain Tucci’s daily life on the base and the cultural differences he experienced between the United States and the Middle East. The Upper Elementary and Middle School students thoroughly enjoyed the presentation, and were pleased to have the opportunity to thank Captain Tucci for his service!
Earlier this year Captain Tucci mailed an American Flag to the students which had been flown in the classes honor over the American Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq. Coincidentally, the day it was flown, August 31, is Maria Montessori’s birthday! The flag and certificate are on display in the elementary hallway along with a flag that was flown last year for Lower Elementary when Alexa was a student in that program.
The Montessori Method of education, developed by Dr. Maria Montessori, is a child-centered educational approach based on scientific observations of children from birth to adulthood.