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Sharon Damore

Senior Consultant

Dr. Sharon Damore has over 35 years of experience working in Elementary and Secondary schools and higher education. Her credentials include Early Childhood (3-6) by the American Montessori Society (AMS), a doctorate in Education Leadership and an MEd in Curriculum and Instruction.  Sharon serves as an Adjunct Professor of Education Leadership at DePaul University, in Chicago, Illinois, and a lecturer at the AMS-affiliated Seton Montessori Institute in nearby Clarendon Hills. She currently serves on the AMS Board of Directors and numerous committees such as finance, directorship, and development.

Sharon is a founding member of several Montessori initiatives, including the AMS School Accreditation Commission (SAC) and the Montessori Public Policy Initiative (MPPI) between AMS and the Association of Montessori International (AMI).  Nationally she chairs accreditation teams for AMS and the Montessori Accreditation Council of Teacher Education (MACTE). Previously she held the position of Head of School of the AMS-accredited Chiaravalle Montessori School in Evanston, Illinois, among many other positions in private and public schools. Sharon is the former executive director and a current active member of the Association of Illinois Montessori Schools (AIMS).

Sharon is a regular presenter at the AMS and AIMS conferences; in 2021, she will appear as a featured speaker at the virtual AMS 2021 The Montessori Event (TME) conference.  Her recent scholarly publications include topics on reflective school leadership.

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