My name is Pamela Green and I am the Founder and Directress of Ananda Montessori, and I chose the word Ananda because it means great joy or bliss, which to me expresses the natural state of the young child.
I am a mother of two grown sons and both of my children attended Montessori school, so I have the wonderful experience of being a Montessori parent as well as a teacher. As well, I am a grandparent, with my grandson attending Ananda Montessori. In addition, I am a Montessori consultant and mentor to parents, teachers, and schools throughout the world.
I have taught children and families for over 30 years, and I hold Montessori credentials for Parent-Infant and Child, Preschool/Kindergarten, and Upper and Lower Elementary (grades 1 - 6}. Beginning in 1990, I began facilitating monthly parent education events and discovered how much I love supporting families on their own Montessori parenting journeys.
In 1989, I began attending births as a birth doula and homebirth midwife assistant, while also teaching childbirth education. I continue to be inspired by the families that I have the opportunity to support and serve. I bring what I know and practice as a Montessorian to these precious and profound early life experiences, and find this to be a natural extension of my work.
As well as my work in Montessori, I am a Certified Positive Discipline Parent Educator, and offer workshops and groups for parents and caregivers. In the process of this approach to parenting, you discover non-punitive tools for responding to your child, which brings about connection, empowerment, and encouragement for the whole family.
"Pamela Green is the personification of the Montessori philosophy.
Her gentle way with children is a model of respect and peace practice. I've seen her guide students in a creative way without them feeling criticized and always feeling valued. I consider myself fortunate to know her and have worked with her on many occasions over the last decade.
She brings a wealth of experience with children and child development and is a great asset to any school or organization, making the world a better place."
In peace, Jim Scott Musician, composer, educator