About Lisa Nolan the Montessori Teacher

About Lisa Nolan the 3-9 Montessori Trained Teacher


They grow up soooooo fast! (My son at 18 months!)

Hi! I am Lisa Nolan, the trained and certified Montessori teacher with over 30 years of experience. I've taught Montessori in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1986. I took my Montessori primary training in 1986 at The Maria Montessori School of the Golden Gate in San Francisco with the late headmistress, Ursula Thrush. I took my Montessori elementary (6-9) training in 1988 at The Maria Montessori School of the Golden Gate in San Francisco (with the late head mistress Ursula Thrush) through the University Extension, University of California Berkeley. I received an MA from San Francisco State University in English Literature and Creative Writing.

I am also a Montessori homeschool consultant, a webmaster, a blogger, a writer, a podcaster, a stay-at-home work-at-home mom, and a semi-retired indie publisher. I guess you can call me a one-mom operation! 

Topics and subjects I LOVE to cover--on my private blog and in my private podcast--are child art development; child brain development; early literacy and reading; Erdkinder (farm school); new, recommended Montessori-friendly picture books; new, recommended middle-grade readers; nature school, forest school, and the outdoors; reading and writing and challenges in older children; autism, dyslexia, and SPD; loose parts and tinkering (TBA); and of course, Montessori and Waldorf education. 

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~Lisa Nolan