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Kansas City principal chosen for national Montessori organization

Posted: 4:56 PM, Feb 09, 2018
Updated: 2018-02-09 18:09:44-05

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.