KANSAS CITY, Mo. — This week at Holliday Montessori, Principal KaLinda Bass-Barlow received some pretty exciting news.
“I was like 'Who me, you have the right person?'” Bass-Barlow said.
She will now serve on the USA Board of Directors for the Association of Montessori Internationale .
“We will come together quarterly to meet and discuss plans for the organizations and that being Montessori across the United States and looking at initiatives,” Bass-Barlow said.
Through this organization, this Kansas City principal will represent Montessori educational efforts across the nation, which focuses on hands-on learning.
“I think that's the part I'm most excited about: advocating and sharing with others is how to effectively implement a public Montessori school and yet be able to tend to all of the things that are required by the state,” Bass-Barlow said.
She’ll be looking at ways of bringing more Montessori into public schools around the nation.
“It's one of the best methods,” Bass-Barlow said. “It's new. It's been around so hoping to be that voice for public schools and understand that Montessori is the way to go.”
Bass-Barlow said she will still maintain her position at Holliday as she takes on her new role, which begins in July.