* Recheck/refresh this schedule on Saturday morning to see what rooms your desired sessions are in. We continue to change room assignments based on the level of interest in each session.

* Use one seat and move to the middle. Every seat will be used in the auditorium and likely in many breakout sessions as well. Please allow as many to sit as possible by using one seat and moving to the middle of a row of seats so others may sit down without climbing over you.

* Be patient. No matter how hard we try, history tells us that some breakout sessions will end up being standing room only for fill up completely.  Please understand that we are trying our very best to make this a productive and enjoyable learning opportunity for you and as many of your fellow Montessorians as possible. Your patience will help the most people receive the most benefit from this conference.
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Margaret Combs

Spark Montessori School
Head of School
Margaret has over two decades of experience in Montessori education. She holds her EC credential from MMTTC and serves as Spark Montessori School’s Head of School as well as a trainer and consultant for MMTTC. Margaret has served in many roles in Montessori education, including being a classroom guide, consultant, teacher trainer and administrator. She is also a visual artist, receiving her BFA, MA and MFA in 3-dimensional design. She is an active member of numerous organizations such as the American Montessori Society, the International Montessori Foundation, the American Craft Council and holds an executive position in the TedXOakParkWomens organization. She is passionate about thoughtful leadership and cites Brene Brown as one of her inspirational writers.