“If we’re all in the same boat . . . let’s share navigation and rowing techniques!”

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Designed and Led by Jonathan Wolff

Senior Consultant for the Montessori Foundation

If you’re wrestling with any of these issues, you’re not alone. There are solutions.

  • Tired, scared, resistant, and overwhelmed teachers

  • Angry, dissatisfied, and hesitant parents

  • On-campus and online programming alternatives for different age groups

  • Keeping students and staff safe – infection mitigation tools and strategies

  • Keeping yourself from getting overwhelmed or burned out 

  • How to address racial justice in the midst of everything else

Continue reading for Frequently Asked Questions and Cohort Consultant Bios 

Please note:  We will do our best to place you into a cohort that links you with your preferred day, time, and consultant, and with schools similar in size and program scope to your own. This will depend on program enrollment and thus first preferences cannot be guaranteed. 

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Cohort Consultant Bio

Jonathan Wolff

Jonathan Wolff is a Montessori school consultant, leadership coach, teacher educator, and author, who brings to his work 40 years of experience in Montessori education as a classroom teacher and school administrator. He is the author of numerous educational publications, including, The Self-Awakened Child – Character Education Program. Jonathan holds a Bachelor of Science in Secondary English Education from Temple University and a certification as a Primary guide from the Association Montessori Internationale. He studied with Mother Isabelle Eugenie, an early student of Maria Montessori.



How big will the cohorts be? 

Cohorts will consist of leaders from no more than 12 schools. 

Once a cohort begins, can new members join?  

Yes, each cohort will continue month-to-month. Members of a cohort can continue until they decide that they have resolved their challenges and achieved the strategic goals that they were seeking. As members leave a cohort, their seat may be opened to school leaders who are on the waiting list. 

When will they meet? 

Cohorts meet once a week, at a set day and time. When you register, you will have the option to select your preferred consultant, day of the week, and time.  

Are individual school consulting and individual coaching still available? 

Yes, individual leadership coaching and school consulting are available at any time, for an additional fee.

Will I have an opportunity to address my school’s specific needs and challenges? 

Yes, a standard part of every 90-minute, weekly cohort session will be an invitation for each participating school leader to share their current challenges and plans, in order to receive support and strategies from the Cohort Consultant as well as participating school leaders.

What happens if I have to miss a meeting? 

There is no problem if you miss a meeting. You will have access to the contact information of the other school leaders in your cohort and can contact them for an update on what you missed.

Are the sessions recorded? 

As a general rule, cohort sessions will not be recorded to allow for maximum confidentiality and comfort in sharing your school’s needs and challenges. We want people to be able to talk freely about what they are experiencing and trying to achieve. The members of a cohort can choose to record a session if they feel that archiving a presentation by the Cohort Consultant or a cohort leader would be beneficial.

Is financial assistance available? 

If you are interested in this program for your school but are hesitating due to current financial constraints, please contact us. We will do our best to work with you to meet your needs.