I read with great interest and pride Stephanie Conrad’s letter (“Montessori Peace,” Dec. 17), a correction of PG editorial cartoonist Rob Rogers’ mistaken impression of Montessori presented in the Dec. 11 “Brewed on Grant.” I regret that she did not identify herself as one of the Montessori teachers at the Campus School of Carlow University.
I hired Stephanie when I was director of the Campus School and I know her to be one of the finest Montessori teachers of 3-, 4- and 5-year-olds. She embodies the values of Maria Montessori and it is evident in her classroom. The Peace Shelf is very much a part of the daily classroom activities where the children learn about kindness and cooperation.
I hope that Mr. Rogers and others will respond to her invitation to visit an authentic Montessori classroom where they will find an established, engaging and peaceful learning environment.
SISTER MARY PAUL HICKEY
The Campus School of Carlow University