Richmond Montessori School Visiting Scholars Program
As part of our commitment to continually improve what we know and can provide our children, families and the community, we’ve established a program that invites specialists in particular fields (Visiting Scholars) to share their knowledge and expertise with us over the course of the school year.
These Visiting Scholars work with faculty and students to provide new insights and new opportunities for learning that are then incorporated into our curriculum and in the classroom. In essence, this Visiting Scholars program provides an additional layer of “education for life” for our students.
In addition, these Visiting Scholars to also provide evening speaking engagements based on their expertise that are open to RMS families and the public.
The focus of our Visiting Scholars Program includes experts in the following fields:
- Parenting and Child Development Issues
- Visual and Performing Arts
- STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)
Since 2016, we have welcomed the following Visiting Scholars to RMS:
|Claire Murphy – Storyteller|
|Stephen Hughes – Pediatric Neuropshychologist|
|Chip DeLorenzo – Certified Postive Discipline trainer|
|Jean Vencl – Certified Montessori Teacher offering “Best Practice” workshops|
|Mad Science -Interactive laboratory and science workshops|
|Bricks for Kids – Educational workshops featuring Legos|
|All Fired Up – Creative arts and pottery workshops|
|Virginia Museum of Fine Arts|
|University of Richmond – Peter Rabbit Theater Production|
|University of Richmond – The Nile Project|
|Montessori Model United Nations – simulation and training for teachers|
|Claire Jones – Former British royal harpist|
|Ruchi Gupta – local artist|