Invite Paula Lillard Preschlack to speak at your school, conference, bookstore or event!

"I thoroughly enjoyed Paula’s presentation and learned a lot about the essential elements and value of Montessori education without it feeling like a lecture. She made it easy to understand”

Nancy Brady, President & CEO at Neighborhood House

“Paula’s talk was engaging and enlightening. She clearly articulated what makes Montessori education uniquely powerful and effective. I was personally inspired and heard from many others in attendance that they walked away from her presentation with an expanded view of Montessori’s importance in the education landscape.”

Jessica Ayers-Bean, Director of Advancement at Montessori Center of Minnesota

“This workshop is perfect for a day of professional development. Paula articulates what we do in the classroom; Specific tips are given such as analyzing movements, reflecting about presentations and using spontaneous observations to inform your decisions. A wonderful opportunity to reset, a refresher for your class: being the best you can offer the children whom you serve!“

Virginia McHugh Wildflower Partner at Wildflower Schools

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Photo credit: Rodel Querubin

Paula’s talks help to unify parents around a school’s mission, galvanize your staff, and give clarity to Montessori goals. Whether it be starting a new program for infants or adolescents, convincing parents of the value of an elementary program, or explaining what makes Montessori unique, timely and superior to what else is out there, Paula can lead the conversation with compassion, confidence and clear language. Get inspired about Montessori’s potential!

Rates are subject to change.

  • $1,500.00 for a talk at a school, plus travel expenses
  • $2,500.00 for a talk at a conference, plus travel expenses
  • $1,000.00 for a local school talk (see note below)
  • $750.00 for a 90-minute teacher workshop
  • $500.00 for a virtual book discussion

    Presentation time prices reflect 60-90 minute events 

Note: You may be eligible for the “local” rate if I am already in your area for another event or for personal travel, so please ask to be put on our list so we might accommodate you!

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SPEAKING AND TRAVEL SCHEDULE

July 2024

JUL 6: India: ONLINE interview with Madhuri Prasad 10:30am CST/USA -”The Montessori Potential”  Register here 

August 2024

AUG 31: Argentia: ONLINE conference Fundación Argentina Maria Montessori -Montessori’s Potential For Our Children Register Here

September 2024

SEP 20: South Carolina: South Carolina Montessori Alliance - KEYNOTE -"Montessori Practices Reflect True Principles: Let’s Strive for the Potential!” Register Here 

SEP 21: South Carolina: South Carolina Montessori Alliance - WORKSHOP-  “Fostering Cooperative Classroom Relationships with Grace & Courtesy” Register Here

October 2024

OCT 10: Saint Louis, Missouri: Montessori Training Center of Saint Louis- “The Montessori Potential for Our Children”

OCT 21: South Carolina: Five Oaks Academy - Morning Coffee Discussion with Parents -”Montessori Tips for Parenting All Ages”

Oct 21: South Carolina: Five Oaks Academy: Afternoon Workshop with Teachers - “Supporting Older Children’s Independence in Action and Thought”

November 2024

NOV 13: Ontario, Canada: Dundas Valley Montessori School- “Montessori’s Potential for Our Children”

NOV 14-15: Ontario, Canada: Kanata Montessori - Parent Presentation & Teacher Workshop “Montessori’s Potential for Children”


December 2024 

January 2025

February 2025 

Feb 27: Mexico City, Mexico: Montessori Mexico Conference: Keynote with Angeline Lillard: “Where Research Informs the Classroom: Practical Advice for Best Results in Montessori” Register Here

Feb 28: Mexico City, Mexico: Montessori Mexico Conference -“Montessori’s Potential for Children in Education” Register here

Paula’s enthusiasm for Montessori is palpable. One can’t help but be drawn into her fascinating stories and relevant details she shares about Montessori graduates, her school and her family. I am a steadfast Montessorian for the past 20 years so recommitting is not something I personally was hoping to get out of this presentation. However, after listening to Paula’s talk, I am positive that our parents felt renewed interest to recommit and possibly make some adjustments to follow Montessori philosophy at home.

- Montessori teacher Merike Safka, at the Montessori Academy of New Jersey

 

Paula's talk made me feel grateful that my children were able to attend an AMI school through 9th grade. Listening to the parent's concerns, I remembered similar worries, which in the end were unfounded. I enjoyed the format of the talk, especially the ample time given at the end for Q&A.

-a parent at the Montessori Academy of New Jersey

 

“It was such a comprehensive presentation.”

-parent at The Montessori School of Raleigh

 

“If you weren’t sold on the value of Montessori this talk would change your mind!”

-parent at The Montessori School of Raleigh

 

“What great reminders. I forgot how much I rush in front of my children.”

-parent at The Montessori School of Raleigh

 

“I enjoyed listening to her. She is so knowledgeable.”

-parent at The Montessori School of Raleigh

 

“I loved the answer about helping children achieve their potential. I forget to stay out
of the way.”

-parent at The Montessori School of Raleigh

 

“We were thrilled to have Paula speak at an event for Montessori Center of Minnesota supporters. Her talk was engaging and enlightening. She clearly articulated what makes Montessori education uniquely powerful and effective. I was personally inspired and heard from many others in attendance that they walked away from her presentation with an expanded view of Montessori’s importance in the education landscape. Thank you, Paula!”

– Jessica Ayers-Bean, Director of Advancement at Montessori Center of Minnesota

 

“Paula was a fabulous speaker for our school. Paula has a very calm, friendly, andapproachable style that made it easy for parents to connect with her. Her wisdom and welcoming presence makes her an excellent resource for schools.”

--Sam Shapiro, Head of Marin Montessori School