General Membership Meetings


The Alliance meets four times during the school year, generally in October, January, March, and May. We encourage members, as well as Montessorians across NYS, regardless of member status, to come together as a community.

General meetings typically begin with a tour of our host school, followed by networking. The Board of Trustees and representatives from our various committees and workgroups report on ongoing work to advance NYSMA’s mission. As guest speakers, leading educators, policy makers, and thought leaders share insights into current trends and issues facing Montessori schools and teachers.

Upcoming Meeting

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

The Montessori School at Flatiron
5 West 22nd Street
New York, NY

Tour: 3:45
Meeting: 4:15 – 6:00

Remote Attendance

Representing the entire State of New York, the Alliance recognizes that it’s not always practical to join us in person. In response, we provide the option of videoconferencing. If you are interested in remote participation in our next meeting, please contact us.

Note: RSVP through our website is required for both remote and in-person attendance.

Guest Speaker for January 28, 2020

Cristina L. Ciocca, Psy.D. is a child clinical neuropsychologist, licensed in Connecticut and New York, specializing in the assessment, treatment, and educational consultation for gifted and neurologically impaired children. In addition to private practice, Dr. Ciocca provides expert testimony, consults in public and private school settings, including Montessori programs, and advises multiple prestigious medical and psychiatric hospitals. Fluent in Spanish, Italian, and English, she is an expert in multicultural factors affecting neuropsychological and psychological development.

Dr. Ciocca will be presenting “Neuropsychology meets Montessori.” She will share strategies for observation, early detection, and intervention with young children. She will also discuss the assessment system employed at The Montessori Schools, where she serves as School Psychologist.

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