|Seacoast Center Montessori Teacher Education Program||
Gary Davidson is the owner and Director of Seacoast Center for Education, Inc. and its academic programs.
Gary has taught children and adults since 1976 in Montessori settings for ages 6-14. He has lectured, written, and spoken widely on Montessori Elementary topics. Gary is also founder and chief executive of The Azoka Company, provider of curriculum support products. Gary has 35 years of classroom experience from ages 6-14 and 30 years of experience in teacher elementary education for AMS courses and seminars, lecturer, school and teaching consultant, and AMS national seminar presenter. He is former Board Chair of MACTE, the Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education and is a former member of the Board of IAME, the International Association for Montessori Education.
M.A., Literature, University of Illinois at Springfield; M.A., Writing, Hollins College; AMS 6-12 (New York); former teacher, Gloria Dei School, Dayton, Ohio, The Montessori Community School, Scituate, MA and The Cornerstone School. Gary Davidson offers in-service consultations and programs by private contract internationally.
Seacoast lecturers practice the Montessori Method with children as a humane, effective approach to education, and are committed to working with other adults in a responsive manner.
Our faculty includes individuals currently employed in positions in private, public, and charter school Montessori programs from 3-14. Academic specialties range from anthropology to arithmetic to fine arts and writing, and include expertise in classroom teaching, learning disabilities, and school administration. Seacoast faculty members may be available for individual private consultations with schools or organizations.
Early Childhood Lecturers
Natasha McKenzie (SC)
Catherine Constantine (SC)
Kathleen Gasbarro (SC)
Karen Simon (SC)
Charles Terranova (SC)
Heather Teems (SC)
Elementary I-II Lecturers
Flor Bowen (SY)
Cynthia Catignani (SAV, SC, SY)
Gary Davidson (SAV, SC,SH)
Rob Keys (SY, SAV, SC ,SH)
Kathleen Gasbarro (SH, SC)
Sandi Keys (SY)
Kalpana Shah (SAV, SC, SH)
Karen Simon (SC, SH )
Heather Teems (SC)
Charles Terranova (SAV, SC)
This listing is subject to change without notice.
SAV= Additional Location Charles Ellis Academy Savannah GA EL I-II - open to public
SC = Seacoast Center Southeast/Charleston (Mt. Pleasant) SC- open to public
SH = EL I Seacoast Center Shanghai PRC- open to public
SY= Additional Location (private contract) Montessori at LeMoyne Elementary Syracuse NY.