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October 22, 4 PM Central European Time (Prague, Amsterdam)

Support your

communities through pandemic with courage, resiliency, and joy.

These are unprecedented and uncertain times. We must physically distance from one another, yet it is a human need to belong and connect.


In Thursday's Community Conversation, Mary Lou Cobb will share some of the lessons she learned as a head of school for 45 years about leading through challenging times.


She will discuss ways in which school leaders can tap into their own reserves of courage and resiliency, even when they are feeling unsure and in need.


She will also address the importance of supporting faculty and families, and most of all, children, so they too can move forward with courage and resiliency.


Mary Lou will explore, with the attendees' help, how do we continue to seek joy during this difficult time

You can join this Community Conversation in two different ways:

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Mary Lou Cobb

Mary Lou Cobb was the Founder and Head of The Cobb School, Montessori in Simsbury, CT for 45 years. She received her Montessori Primary Diploma in 1964 and taught for over 30 years before stepping out of the classroom to focus on administration and growing The Cobb School into a thriving, internationally recognized and respected school.

Mary Lou is a founding board member of The Montessori Administrators Association (MAA), the Montessori Training Center of New England (MTCNE), and the Montessori Schools of Connecticut (MSC). She continues to serve on these boards. 

Mary Lou also served on Sphere, a coalition of CT independent schools dedicated to diversity and inclusion and on the Commission for Membership and Accreditation (CMA) for the CT Association of Independent Schools (CAIS). 

Mary Lou is Vice President of the Whole School Leadership Board, a trained instructor for the Association of Montessori Internationale’s (AMI) Montessori for the Aging, and an independent consultant for schools of all levels and approaches.

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