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2019 South Carolina Montessori Alliance Annual Conference

South Carolina Montessori Alliance

Friday, October 11, 2019 at 1:00 PM - Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 3:30 PM (EDT)

2019 South Carolina Montessori Alliance Annual...

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Teacher Rate - SCMA Conference Early Bird
Registration Fee, Welcome Gift, Workshops and Saturday Lunch
2d 16h 4m $85.00 $6.81
Administrator Early Bird Rate (includes Friday afternoon and Saturday events) 2d 4h 4m $150.00 $10.76
Friday Evening Networking Social (teachers and administrators) Oct 11, 2019 $25.00 $3.16

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Presents the

19th Annual SCMA Conference:

"Courtesy to Cognition"


You won't want to miss this year's conference! Building on the success of the previous years, the SCMA is excited to welcome World Renowned speaker & consultant, Dr. Derrick Gay, as this year's keynote. Dr. Gay, along with our other dynamic Montessori speakers, interactive workshops and opportunities to share ideas among colleagues from across South Carolina are sure to make this year's conference one to remember.  




Conference Registration Information

Includes: Welcome Gift, Workshops and Saturday Lunch 

Early Bird Registration - Through September 13

$85.00 + $6.81 Eventbrite fee (teacher/staff)

$150.00 + $12.29 Eventbrite fee (administrator)

Regular Registration - September 21 - October 4

$100.00 + $7.72 Eventbrite fee (teacher/staff)

$175.00 + $10.76 Eventbrite fee (administrator)

Late or On-Site Registration - October 5 - October 12

$135.00 + $9.85 Eventbrite fee

$195.00 + $10.76 Eventbrite fee (administrator)

Friday Evening Wine & Cheese Networking Social

$25.00 + $3.16 Eventbrite fee


Conference Schedule


*NEW LOCATION*: USC Alumni Center


Vendor Showcase                                                                     Starts at 1:00pm

An early opportunity to shop with our great vendors.

Administrator Track                                                                1:00pm – 7:00pm

1:00 - 1:15pm Check-in

1:15 - 2:15pm Dr. Rebecca Pelton/Dr. Carolyn Pinkerton, MACTE "Let's Look at Why Accreditation is so important"

2:15 - 3:15pm Group 1: New Administrators: Developing a 5-year Plan, Observation, & The Role of the Assistant

                        Abbie Kelley, Teena Kyer, Dollie Morrell

                        Group 2: Experienced Administrators: Keeping it Authentic, Work Plans, & Supporting Classes 

                        Diana Kirk, Amanda Smith

3:15 - 3:30pm Break

3:30 - 5:30pm Administrators' Workshop with Dr. Derrick Gay, "Reframing Diversity in the 21st Century" 

5:30 - 7pm Wine & Cheese Networking Social (additional charge, $25/ticket)


Teacher Track                                                                  3:30pm - 7:00pm

3:45 – 4:00pm Check-in

4:00 – 5:30pm Screening of the film, “Inside Montessori”

5:30 – 7pm Wine & Cheese Networking Social (additional charge, $25/ticket)


Saturday, OCTOBER 12  

* NEW LOCATION*: USC Alumni Center


Registration/Check-In & Coffee Social                                        8:00 am - 8:30 am                           (coffee only -  no breakfast will be served)

Session 1                                                                                        8:30 am - 9:45 am

Saturday Keynote Speaker                                                       10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Dr. Derrick Gay

Lunch Break  *with vegan & gluten free options!*                      12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

Session 2                                                                                  12:45 pm - 2:00 pm

Session 3                                                                                    2:15 pm - 3:30 pm


Please note that this year's registration does NOT require you to choose in advance which workshop you will attend in each session. 

If you have any questions, please email


Please click here for the SCMA Quick Reference Guide, with Session descriptions.

Have questions about 2019 South Carolina Montessori Alliance Annual Conference? Contact South Carolina Montessori Alliance

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When & Where

University of South Carolina Alumni Center
900 Senate Street
Columbia, SC 29201

Friday, October 11, 2019 at 1:00 PM - Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 3:30 PM (EDT)

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South Carolina Montessori Alliance

The South Carolina Montessori Alliance is a non-profit leadership organization of individuals representing public and private schools. South Carolina Montessori Alliance is dedicated to serving children by:

  • Advocating an authentic Montessori approach to education;
  • Adhering to the principals and philosophy of Maria Montessori;
  • Seeking public recognition of Montessori as a proven educational approach;
  • Promoting Montessori educational research:
  • Supporting professional development among Montessorians;
  • Ensuring equitable treatment for public and private Montessori educators;
  • Building mutually beneficial relationships among Montessori, business legislative groups, and other communities;
  • Fostering increased opportunities for teacher preparation and certification; and thereby
  • Expanding the availability of Montessori education for all children.
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