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About NOVA Montessori


NOVA Montessori was founded on the premise of educating adults about the Montessori philosophy in order to strengthen the growth and development of all children. Whether you are a parent, educational professional, or other caregiver, our team of consultants are dedicated to educating and supporting adults who share our love and admiration of Montessori education.

Maureen Clifford

Founder & Director


Drawing on two decades of experience as a Montessori educator and a background in communications and outreach consulting, Maureen launched NOVA Montessori to support the continuing education of adults in the Montessori community.  Maureen works across all areas with a dedicated interest in creating meaningful professional development and supporting Montessori families. She is Certified Positive Discipline Classroom Educator and member of the Positive Discipline Association.

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Daniel Clifford



Daniel is the Head of School at The Springs, A Montessori School in Springfield, Virginia.  He specializes in working with School Leaders, providing coaching for emerging leaders and consultation for school start up, relocation and accreditation.

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Patricia Toole



Patricia is a former teacher and recently retired Montessori administrator.  Patricia's focus is on coaching teachers and administrators at all levels of their careers.  She is particularly focused on fostering parent-school relations, communication, and encouraging professionalism and growth among Montessori educators.

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Katelyn Bohn

Montessori Program Coordinator


A recent graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, Katelyn Bohn is Assistant Head of School at The Springs, A Montessori School.  She assists our Program Director with course content and development, scheduling, and specializes in Montessori Infant Toddler Education.

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