SUSAN MAYCLIN STEPHENSON
(above) Susan, third from the right, in China as an examiner for the 2012 birth-three Montessori course, with staff and fellow examiners.
At the end of 2011, the Stephenson family created a Holiday song and slide show for family and friends. It includes many photographs from Susan's work around the world, including Montessori work in Bhutan, Holland, India, Israel, Nepal, Palestine, Russia, Sikkim, Sweden, Thailand, Tibet and the USA. It was shared by many people and ended up in the news locally, and on web sites in Asia It is available to view on YouTube here: .
NEWS: The latest Michael Olaf Montessori Newsletter, this time on "Grace and Courtesy," is just out. See it here: Manners
I have traveled in more than 70 countries, constantly learning about culture and education in the world. Working in other countries provides a valuable perspective on education, specifically Montessori education, and an understanding of the meaning of life. I have consulted in a variety of countries including the USA, India, New Zealand, Thailand, Nepal, The Bahamas, Bhutan, Peru, Albania, The Netherlands, and Russia. I have taught students from birth through college, worked
as a counselor for juvenile delinquents and as a school founder and administrator of the Petoskey Montessori Children's House in northern Michigan. I presently serve as an examiner for the Association Montessori Internationale.
Denison University (Granville, Ohio), Indiana University (Bloomington, Indiana),
The Semester at Sea program (University of Virginia; previously knows as "The University of the Seven Seas" a shipboard study/travel trip around the world, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia),
De Pauw University School of Music (Bay View Music Festival, Petoskey, Michigan), Alliance Francaise (Paris, France), San Francisco State University (San Francisco, California, double degree, Philosophy and Comparative Religion, 1969)
CONSULTANT & SPEAKER
Birth to Three Child Development Video clips and information: Video Clips 0-3
International Projects supported by Michael Olaf Montessori: Projects
More Montessori Information: Michael Olaf
|Beyond traditional education I am thankful for many opportunities: Suzuki violin and piano studies, and master classes given by Dr. Suzuki and others at the Suzuki Talent Education Institute in Matsumoto, Japan. At their request I spoke on Montessori at an International Suzuki conference on Multiple Intelligences, taught by Howard Gardner, at The Harvard Graduate School of Education. A visit to the Reggio Emilia program in Italy.|