Montessori of Alameda Portland, OregonMontessori of Alameda 21st Century School | Bi-lingual Spanish/English Infant, Toddler, and Primary Communities in Portland, Oregon

Teacher Education

Montessori of Alameda (MOA) is an American Montessori Society (AMS)-affiliated and Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education (MACTE) accredited teacher training center. We are also a private school for children ages 3 months to 6 years.

We are currently accepting candidates into our teacher training programs. Our training center offers AMS-affiliated and MACTE accredited programs both in Infant & Toddler as well as Primary Communities.

Our training programs are taught by fully certified Trainers with years of experience (see bios below) and include a 10-month academic program at MOA centrally located in Portland, OR. We strive to make our programs accessible for everyone’s busy lives. Classes are held on the weekends and the practicum portion can be completed either at MOA or at another Montessori school. We are competitively priced with several payment options. We have a pilot school from infant to kindergarten.

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Follow these links for program brochures, handbooks, schedules and program application.

Tammy Kennedy-Founder /Executive Admin/Practicum Coordinator

Tammy is the founder of the Montessori of Alameda School and the Montessori of Alameda Teacher Education Program. She is also the founder and served as the Board chair of the Ivy School, Montessori tuition free Public School, which opened in 2009. Most recently she opened the first sliding scale Montessori school in Portland called Maria’s Place. She holds MACTE/AMS Montessori credentials at both the infant and toddler and primary levels. She also holds an Art Degree from Brooks College and a CDA from PSU.

Padmini Alphonse- Program Director/Instructor/Field Consultant

Padmini joined MOA in the fall of 2007. Padmini has 18 years of experience as a teacher with children from ages 3 to 6. . Padmini holds a B.A. degree in religious studies, teaching diplomas in Nursery Education from India and an American Montessori Society (AMS) certified diploma in Early Childhood Education.

Meghan Gwin- Instructor

Meghan has 3 AMI Montessori credentials, infant and toddler, 3-6 and Elementary. She has taught at Montessori schools through Portland and has years of experience at all three levels.

Julie Davis- Instructor

Julie Davis of a Peaceful Path Montessori joins our team with an AMI Infant and Toddler credential , a Master’s Degree in Public Administration and a B.A in Political Science. She has been teaching Montessori since 2009.

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