Paula Polk LillardUSA

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.