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Mountain Shadows Montessori School has new leadership


Courtesy Photo Liana Oram has more than 20 years of experience and will be the new Head of School for Mountain Shadows Montessori School.

The Mountain Shadows Montessori School Board of Directors has named Liana Oram its next Head of School, effective July 2017. Bringing more than two decades of Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) experience as a teacher, school co-founder/director, and administrator, Oram will lead Mountain Shadows into its fifth decade.

“Liana demonstrated that she is a model of AMI pedagogy and values,” said search committee chair and Board President Polly Buster. “Her Montessori and real estate business experiences give her the complete package of requisite skills to manage the variety of demands the position of Head of School encounters daily.

Oram comes to Mountain Shadows from Montessori Northwest, an AMI training center, where she has been an elementary course assistant for the last year. There she supported the Director of Elementary Training helping oversee supervised practice in model classroom environments.

“I strongly believe that each child deserves the opportunity to reach his or her fullest potential, and a Montessori education provides an excellent foundation by fostering independence, critical thinking, and social awareness,” Oram said. “During my visit to Mountain Shadows, I was elated to see so many wonderful examples of this in action.”


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