Famous Montessorians

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Did you know that Google Founders were Montessori Educated?
In this video, founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin discuss their experience as Montessori students.

So was Jeffrey Bezos, Founder of Amazon.com, as well as:
Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Nobel Prize winner for Literature

Katherine Graham , owner/editor of the Washington Post
Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis, editor, former first lady
Anne Frank, famous diarist from world war II
Prince William and Prince Harry, English royal family
T. Berry Brazelton, noted pediatrician and author
Julia Child, famous chef
David Blaine, street magician
George Clooney, Actor
Yo Yo Ma, Cellist

Erik Erikson, noted anthropologist/author, had a Montessori teaching certificate.

Jean Piaget, noted Swiss psychologist, made his first observations of children in a Montessori school. He was also head of the Swiss Montessori Society for many years.
Willie Nelson, musician, opened a Montessori school on his ranch, which was recently relocated due to growth and demand.
Alexander Graham Bell (inventor) and his wife Mabel founded the Montessori Education Association in 1913. They also provided financial support directly to Dr. Maria Montessori and helped establish the first Montessori class in Canada and one of the first in the United States.
President Wilson’s daughter trained as a Montessori teacher. There was a Montessori classroom in the basement of the White House during Wilson’s presidency.

More famous Montessorians can be found here, here, and here.



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