Sarah Ward, MS CCC-SLP
Sarah’s workshops explore strategies that help support students to manage their time, tasks, and materials (and keep their emotions in check!). Among other topics, Ms. Ward focues on children’s development of executive functioning skills aligning with Maria Montessori’s belief in fostering independence, organization, and concentration. Ms. Ward is the co-director of Cognitive Connections and has over 20 years of experience in diagnostic evaluations, treatment, and case management of children, adolescents, and adults.
Elizabeth Englander, PhD, speaks about how students can best develop positive relationships with peers, whether online, on the playground, or at home. With grace and courtesy engrained in the ASM curriculum, Ms. Englander’s presentation affirms a Montessori education and further explores important topics surrounding bulling, cyberbullying, and children’s general use of technology.
Ms. Englander is a Professor of Psychology and the founder and Director of the Massachusetts Aggression Reduction Center at Bridgewater State University.
Kristen Ancker is an Early Childhood and School Consultant who provides parents and teachers with valuable knowledge, tools, and skills to foster confidence in our role as guides to our children. A Montessori-trained educator, Kristen helps us understand the importance of a child’s environment to their physical and emotional development. She also shares communication tools to help build and strengthen a respectful relationship with our children.