Sep 2023

One Classroom at a time

Paula Polk Lillard, Paula Lillard Preschlack
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Imagine having the chance to sit down with two of the most influential figures in Montessori education, seeking answers to your most pressing questions and gaining insights that could transform your educational or parenting journey.

Paula Polk Lillard and Paula Lillard Preschlack are not just names in the Montessori world; they are pillars of knowledge, experience, and innovation. With decades of combined expertise, they have shaped the Montessori landscape, guiding educators and institutions towards excellence. Their writings have become essential readings, and their teachings have inspired countless educators worldwide.

This isn't just another webinar or talk—it's a rare convergence of Montessori brilliance.


September 10, 2023


5:30 pm CET (Prague)
10:30 am CST
8:30 am PDT


Online on ZOOM

Paula Polk Lillard is an internationally respected voice in Montessori theory and practice.

She has spoken in Australia, India, South Africa, and throughout the United States and Europe and authored four books: Montessori from the Start, Montessori: A Modern Approach, Montessori Today and Montessori in the Classroom.

After teaching a traditional Kindergarten classroom for 7 years, where she re-introduced Montessori practices every year, she co-founded Forest Bluff Montessori School in 1982 and served as Primary teacher and Head of School. Paula received her training from the Association Montessori Internationale and has served the Montessori movement in multiple ways.

Paula continues to be involved in Forest Bluff School with her daughters and granddaughters, and to talk with parents, observe children, and read and study Montessori.

Perhaps what makes her insights most helpful comes from over 40 years of classroom experience and being immersed in education every day, even at age 91.


Paula pours her Montessori heart into speaking and writing. She has authored an upcoming book, titled: Every Child’s Potential: How Montessori Education Fosters Essential Life Traits. 

She also consistently writes to educate about Montessori through blogs for parents and educators on her school’s website.

Paula loves to connect with families and especially loves to help to spread the word about the amazing benefits of Montessori education. She has experience observing children from birth to adulthood through her 25 years of teaching and leading a Montessori school community.

She is trained and certified by the Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) at the Assistant to Infancy, Primary and Elementary levels. She also audited the Adolescent Orientation with the North American Teachers Association (NAMTA).

For 25 years, Paula taught children between the ages of 1-14 and served as Head of School at Forest Bluff School in Lake Bluff, Illinois.

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