Barb Scholtz, MEd

Practicum Director 

Barb taught middle school in urban public and private schools for 33 years, her last eleven at Clark Montessori where she was a lead teacher.  She has served on AMS’s Teacher Education Action Commission (TEAC), as a mentor for the AMS Emerging Leadership Fellows program, and a community representative on the Clark Montessori LSDMC. Barb has presented on a wide variety of topics to individual schools in the continental United States and Puerto Rico, at AMS, OMA, and CMS annual conferences, at the International Workshop at the University of Indiana-Bloomington, and in introducing Secondary Montessori concepts to teachers in Seoul, South Korea. Serving CMStep alongside director emerita Marta Donahoe since the program was a mere idea, she is currently supporting others in leadership roles within AMS and CMStep, and takes on roles on an “as desired” basis with CMStep and AMS.  She holds a Secondary I-II credential from AMS through the Houston Montessori Center.