Saturday, February 6th, 2021 Virtual Event

Keynote Speaker

Maati Wafford

 Maati Wafford ImageRecently appointed the Director of Anti-bias Antiracist Education for the American Montessori Society, Maati Wafford advocates for equity by creating avenues for the coexistence of science, spirit & social justice in Montessori education. Her leadership focuses on building trust for engaging in direct, honest, and productive conversations about rooting the complex art and science of teaching in equity and justice.

She is a masters level social worker, equity practitioner and spirit-led credentialed Montessori educator (Early Childhood, Lower El, Upper El, Administrator).

She fiercely infuses critical consciousness and a sincere love of learning into her interactions with children, parents, and fellow educators. For nearly two decades Maati has created brave spaces for Montessorians to expand, build, and create more justice in the world. She is a firm believer in divine intelligence and understands that we all sit at the very center of that space!

 

“Readying Ourselves for the Work of Justice in Montessori Education”

Taking a closer look at how Montessorians can look to nature for insight and instruction on how to live just lives in order to bring that understanding into our prepared environments and school leadership.