Lead Montessori

First International Conference for Montessori School Owners, Directors and Administrators

Prague | November 1-4 2018

Our Mission

The conference is aimed to help Montessori School Owners, Directors, Administrators and people aspiring to these roles in the future to build healthy and high quality Montessori programs. Through the conference we will create a strong support network and strengthen the world-wide Montessori community. 
Open Choice Workshops
Assigned Group Sessions
Open Space Gathering

Our story

Over the years, since I first established Montessori Schools Andilek in the Czech Republic and Montessori Institute Prague, I found out that being a Montessori school owner and a director of a training institute can often be a lonely job. At the same time, through the work at the Institute, I discovered that are many other people in the same role as me, feeling the same loneliness, the solitude of responsibility. Some of these people turned out to live in my own country, some live in Europe, some live in other places of the world. These people are fighting the same fight as I am, they are believing the same values, they are serving the same purpose.

I found it very encouraging, energizing and nourishing to spend time with them - talking, exchanging information, learning from each other. I realized the greatness of the value of "standing on each other’s shoulders” when we receive advice and then pass it on to others. I came to understand the value of sharing experience and practice. I experienced the power of belonging to a community of people who are “walking in the same shoes".

And just as I began to think about how to turn this realization into something that may help others, I met three amazing people who turned out to have walked this path before me and who felt called to support this venture. 

These people - experts with a deep well of knowledge and experience, people of great character and wonderful sense of humor -  will share with us what they know. They will guide us and they will walk beside us. We can use their knowledge and experience for our benefit. We can learn from them. We can ask for the help we need.

Join us for the First International Conference of Montessori School Owners, Directors and people who are aspiring to these roles in the future. We will nourish you. You will learn hard and soft skills. We will help you to assume and practice your role as a Montessori leader. We will help you run your school and we will become your friends.


Thursday November 1

Friday November 2

Saturday November 3

Sunday November 4


Renowned Montessori school leaders with extensive knowledge and experience. 
Upbeat and fun to be with! 
Wholehearted desire to help fellow Montessori leaders.
Kathy Minardi
Kathy Minardi

Kathy is Senior Consultant with Whole School Leadership, founded to help Montessori administrators around the world to guide healthy communities of children, families and school staff. Kathy has 40 years of experience as a school leader and was the Head of School at Aidan Montessori in Washington, DC for nearly 20 years. Kathy presents for NAMTA, AMI USA, Montessori Australia Foundation, AMS and AMI.

Peter Davidson
Peter Davidson

Peter devoted his life to children and the Montessori movement, with 6 years in the classroom and 37 years in administration including 27 years as Head of School at Montessori School of Beaverton, Oregon. Peter consults, speaks on management topics and provides leadership seminars across USA and Canada and around the world, including Russia, Australia, GB, the Czech Republic, Israel and the Palestinian Territories.

Sue Pritzker
Sue Pritzker

Sue has been the Head of School at Childpeace Montessori School in Portland, Oregon for 30 years and has been a teacher and administrator for over 40 years. Sue is also past President of the MAA (Montessori Administrators Association), presenter for NAMTA, AMI USA, Primary Consultant for AMI USA and founding member of the Montessori Leaders Collaborative.

The organizer of the conference

…Let me introduce myself:
…Let me introduce myself:

My name is Miroslava Vlčková. I am a mother of four children. I founded a Montessori school, established an AMI training centre in the Czech Republic and I also founded an AMI Affiliated Society. I am the host of the 28th AMI International Montessori Congress in Prague. You all have asked me about establishing a school, a training centre and an AMI affiliate for such a long time that I finally realised, it is my calling to organise this conference for you. I really look forward to talking with you in Prague.


Registration fee includes:
Access to the Main program of the conference
Conference materials
Coffee breaks and lunches

Early bird

(from the start of registrations until May 30, 2018)


400 Eur / 10 000 Czk

Group discount 10% for 3 persons and more
from one organization

360 Eur / 9 000 Czk


(from June 1-
September 30, 2018)


420 Eur / 10 500 Czk

Group discount 10% for 3 persons and more
from one organization

380 Eur / 9 500 Czk

Late and Onsite

(from October 1, 2018 until the event)


450 Eur / 11 250 Czk

Group discount 10% for 3 persons and more
from one organization

405 Eur / 10 125 Czk

Additional events:

1 day seminar "Montessori across planes” by Elina Rautasalo, AMI trainer

100 Eur / 2 500 Czk

October 31

Group dinner - degustation of Czech traditional meals and beers

40 Eur / 1 000 Czk

November 1

Sight-seeing tour of Prague in English with a guide
(2 hrs)

50 Eur / 1 250 Czk

November 2

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