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(FREE) Montessori Colloquium: Creating & Maintaining Affirming Spaces

June 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join Sarasota University and Elena Rosemond on June 18th at 7 p.m. ET for an insightful webinar on Creating & Maintaining Affirming Spaces for LGBTQIA+ Youth.
This pride month join queer Montessorian, Elena Rosemond, for a talk about creating and maintaining affirming spaces for our LGBTQIA+ youth. Queer youth are at higher risk of mental health issues when they don’t have access to affirming spaces where they’re accepted and, better yet, celebrated. An affirming space can be a school, a classroom, or a teacher. Join us on Tuesday June 18th at 7 PM ET, to learn more about becoming that affirming space for the queer youth in your world.
Please register in advance for this meeting, and feel free to share the registration link with your friends and colleagues:


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

About Elena Rosemond

Elena Rosemond (she/her) has spent her career in education, with the bulk of the past twenty years spent as a Montessorian.  As an Early Childhood Montessori teacher Elena thrives on the combination of chaos and structure that comes with working daily with preschoolers, finding no greater source of joy than casual conversations with three year olds. As a school director Elena is dedicated to creating a school community that is welcoming, empathy centered, and accessible. Working in a growing area with very few Montessori schools Elena is invested in cultivating Montessorians and growing access to Montessori for both students and teachers.

Elena has her BFA in Photography from the Maryland Institute College of Art, her MACTE Early Childhood credential, and her Masters of Arts in Montessori Leadership from Sarasota University. Elena is a member of the Montessori Association of North Carolina’s Education and Governance Board. She is also a board member of the LGBT Center of the Cape Fear.

Originally from Durham, Elena has lived in Southeastern North Carolina since 2012. She has two small(ish) children and spends her free time trying to convince them to wear socks. Additionally she enjoys floating in the ocean, running, and photographing birds.


June 18
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm