Parent Coffees

During the school year, Head of School, Grae Baker, and our Pedagogical Coordinators host coffee mornings for parents where all things Montessori, Austin Montessori and child-development are on the table. These mornings are a wonderful opportunitiy for connection with fellow parents, and for delving into the life of the school and Montessori philosophy in a deeper way. Parents are invited to stop-by for a quick "hello," or to stay for the entire hour.

Please see the school calendar for details on upcoming Coffees and Conversations with Grae and our Pedagogical Coordinators, or email Sveta Pais.

Coffee with Jinny Gonzalez

Jinny Gonzalez is Austin Montessori School's  Director of Early Childhood Programs. She hosts engaging conversation as she answers parents'  questions about children in the first plane of development (ages 15 months - 6 years), the Montessori curriculum and how to support a Montessori child in his/her home environment.

Coffee with Frances Fitzpatrick

Frances Fitzpatrick is Austin Montessori School's Director of Elementary Programs. Frances looks forward to spirited conversations with parents of children who are experiencing the exciting adventure of the Montessori Elementary environment. Parents of younger children who are thinking ahead and have general questions on our Montessori Elementary environments and curriculum also greatly benefit from these discussions.

Coffee with Jesse Gevirtz

Jesse Gevirtz is the Pedagogical Coordinator and a Guide from the Austin Montessori School Adolescent Community.  Jesse offers parents information about the Montessori prepared environment for adolescents, supporting adolescents at home, as well as life beyond Austin Montessori School.