Franciscan Montessori Earth School hosts international visitors
PORTLAND, OR (08-17-2013) - The Franciscan Sisters of the Eucharist, faculty and staff of the Franciscan Montessori Earth School welcomed 150 visitors from around the world to the school as part of the International Montessori Congress held in Portland. Countries represented included Australia, India, Ireland, Kenya, New Zealand, Germany and Italy.
Montessori professionals gathered in Portland to learn from one another at the annual Congress which was held in the United States for the first time in 40 years. A visit to the Franciscan school was offered as an option for the 3,000 participants.
The visitors spent time exploring the classrooms and talking with the faculty. In the photo (right), Sister Anne Clare Keeler, FSE, PhD is seen welcoming a fellow Montessori teacher to her classroom.