* 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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Mary MacIntosh

Trinity Montessori Education Center,
Academic Director
Shanghai, China

Mary MacIntosh is an experienced Montessori educator whose service includes classroom teaching, head of school, Montessori teacher education director, and instructor. Her insights on best practices in Montessori pedagogy and instruction create a strong foundation for teacher education courses and ensure adult learners have the opportunity to learn and practice the skills necessary to lead Montessori classrooms.  As a school leader, she upheld the Montessori principle that all children deserve to learn as a standard in all classes. Along with her teaching and leadership experience, Mary is a life-long learner, which she models in her work as a Montessori consultant for schools and teachers.

During her Montessori career, Mary has served AMS as Treasurer of the AMS board and Vice President of the AMS teacher education section when MACTE was founded as AMS accrediting body. She continues to be active on AMS committees and currently serves on the Teacher Education Action Commission (TEAC), where she has served as the secretary and is a current TES Representative.  Mary is a regular presenter for local and national Montessori organizations and is a Montessori consultant to schools.  

Mary has a Master’s degree in Special Education from the College of William and Mary in Virginia and has an AMI Early Childhood credential. Mary is currently the Academic Director at Trinity Montessori Education Center, in Shanghai, China, and the Senior Director of Montessori Programs at MSS, Shanghai, China.