Magazine article Montessori Life

2005-2006 AMS Living Legacy

Magazine article Montessori Life

2005-2006 AMS Living Legacy

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The AMS Scholarship Committee has named Aline Wolf its 2005-2006 Living Legacy. Aline Wolf was a pioneer in the resurgence of Montessori schools in the early 1960s. With the help of Nancy McCormick Rambusch, Aline and her husband Gerald founded the first Montessori school in Pennsylvania (third in the nation). That school, now known as Penn-Mont Academy, opened in their living room in 1961, and now boasts 260 students.

However, Aline is better known in the Montessori community as an author and lecturer. Long regarded as a modern interpreter of Montessori's philosophy and methods, her book A Parents' Guide to the Montessori Classroom is now a classic and has been translated into Spanish, Swedish, and Chinese. In subsequent books, Wolf has highlighted Montessori's techniques for teaching peace, tutoring reading, and introducing art appreciation and cosmic wonder for children. With her pivotal book, Nurturing the Spirit in Non-sectarian Classrooms, Wolf has refocused many readers to the most important aspect of all Montessori's educational work-creating a better world for nurturing the spirit of each child in our care. …

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