2015 SCMA Annual Conference

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2015 SCMA Conference Keynote Speaker

SCMA Conference Welcomes John R. Snyder as one of the 15th Annual Conference Keynote Speakers

Join us Saturday morning for a Engaging Presentation by John R. Snyder, renowned essayist, speaker, poet and author of  Tending the Light, Essays on Montessori Education

2015 SCMA Conference Keynote Speaker

SCMA Conference Welcomes Professor Christopher Judge on Friday Evening as Keynote Speakers

Join us Friday evening as Christopher Judge, Archeologist and Professor at USC-Lancaster,  kicks off the 15th Annual SCMA Conference with a delightful presentation about Human Evolution.


South Carolina Montessori Alliance

Presents the

15th Annual SCMA Conference

Question. Observe. Reflect. Following the Child and the Scientific Method”

Please join the South Carolina Montessori Alliance for the 15th Annual SCMA Conference.  Building on the success of the previous years, the SCMA is excited to offer again this year dynamic Montessori speakers, interactive workshops and many opportunities to share ideas among colleagues. This year the conference will primarily focus on how to implement and grow STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) programs in our schools for all students, primary through adolescence.
The South Carolina Montessori Alliance is a non-profit leadership organization of individuals representing public and private schools uniting together to enhance the growth of Montessori education in South Carolina.  The SCMA Annual Conference provides an excellent forum to discuss this type of dynamic educational environmental.  It provides an opportunity for Montessori educators, administrators and anyone interested in Montessori education to collaborate and share among colleagues.
We hope you will join us this year!

2015 SCMA Conference Registration will Start Soon! 

Submit your email address in the contact form above on the right and we will send you a conference link when it becomes available!


SCMA Conference Welcomes John R. Snyder as the 15th Annual Conference Keynote Speaker

The SCMA is delighted to welcome John R. Snyder as the 2015 Conference Keynote Speaker.  Mr. Snyder is an essayist, speaker, and poet. He taught and served as an administrator at Austin Montessori School in Austin, Texas, and is former chair of the AMI Elementary Alumni Association, a member of the Montessori Administrators Association, and a charter member of the Montessori Leadership Collaborative. He has also been a regular columnist for the quarterly Public School Montessorian. He holds degrees in music, philosophy, and computer science and the AMI elementary diploma from the Washington Montessori Institute. His website is http://ordinarypersonslife.com.  He is the author of the acclaimed collection of essays, “Tending the Light: Essays on Montessori Education”.  He retired as a Montessori school administrator in 2013 due to increasing disability from ALS.

Russell Long presenter

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Teresa Noble presenter

Jody S presenter

Nikki M presenter

lisa howell presenter

sarah galley presenter

beth langley presenter

Check Back After August 1st for Conference Session Information and Agenda!

The SCMA has blocked a group of rooms at a discounted rate for the SCMA Conference.

Holiday Inn & Suites Columbia- Airport

VFMLID=32668158   10 McSwain Drive

West Columbia, S.C. 29169

The price is $89 for 2 double beds

Contact: Raven Yonemura , (803) 391-4021



Holiday Inn & Suites Columbia-Airport to Early Childhood Center & Sandhills Elementary School
Head southwest on McSwain Dr toward Sum-Mor Dr   (0.6 mi)
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Turn right onto Robin Crest Dr   (0.3 mi)
Turn right onto Whippoorwill Dr   (0.4mi)
Turn right onto US-378 W/Sunset Blvd  (0.2 mi)
Use the left 2 lanes to turn left to merge onto I-26 E toward Charleston  (5.3 mi)
Take exit 115 for US-21/US-176/US-321 toward Gaston/Cayce   (0.3 mi)
Turn right onto US-176 S/US-21 S/US-321 S (signs for Gaston/Swansea)   (0.3 mi)
Continue straight to stay on US-176 S/US-21 S/US-321 S  (1.3 mi)
 Continue to follow US-321  (10.1 mi)
Turn left onto Lewis Rast Rd
Destination will be on the right

Let Me Know When Registration Opens!