Address.11820 Parklawn Drive, Rockville, MD 20852

Tel. 301-230-0901

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Charis has over 25 years of experience in education, with extensive training in organizational development, leadership and Montessori administration. Her early career focused on teaching in both public and private schools where she quickly found a love of working with adult educators. She conducted numerous professional development programs and taught in the Master of Arts in Teaching program at Antioch University – Seattle. She has direct experience in school administration including fundraising and marketing, community development, and as head of school, where she first connected with the Montessori community. Additionally, Charis has considerable knowledge and experience in organizational development, professional development, teacher training, school accreditation, and non-profit governance. She holds a Master’s in Teaching from The Evergreen State College, a Masters in Whole Systems Design from Antioch University, and a Doctorate in Leadership and Change from Antioch University. She has served on several state and national education boards and committees including the Washington Federation of Independent Schools, the Pacific Northwest Montessori Association, and Montessori Public Policy Initiative, in Washington D.C., where she currently serves as the Board Chair. 

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