The Pacific Northwest Montessori Association is a catalyst for creating the united common voice required to advocate effectively for Montessori communities. It is our goal to bring together Montessori educators of the Northwest to work in excellence and prosperity; providing meaningful communication to our members and creating a strong Montessori community.
The mission of the Pacific Northwest Montessori Association is to encourage, support and advocate for excellent Montessori education, as well as unite Montessori communities throughout the Pacific Northwest.
We are so excited to have AMI Primary Trainer, Ginni Sackett, as the speaker for our Fall Event on Saturday, October 15, 2016. Ginni is the Director of Primary Training at Montessori Northwest in Portland, Oregon and she also spends her time as a lecturer, consultant and examiner of the Association Montessori Internationale. She is passionate about advancing the international Montessori movement and bringing the benefits of Montessori education to children worldwide. She holds a B.A. in History from Seton Hill University, a M.A. in Asian Studies from the University of Hawaii, and the AMI Primary Diploma through the Montessori Education Center / Oregon. After twelve years as a classroom teacher, Ginni joined the staff of Montessori Northwest as a Course Assistant in 1994. She achieved the status of AMI Director of Training in 2002. Ginni has presented at regional, national and international workshops and conferences and has had articles published in AMI Communications, the NAMTA Journal and Forza Vitale. She lives in southeast Portland with her husband, Jon, where they raised five children. Ginni is a third-degree black belt in a Indonesian martial art, enjoys exploring the charms of Portland, and loves spending time with her family, including her three grandchildren.