Since 1973 Montessori Teacher Preparation of Washington has successfully prepared thousands of students from all over the world to become Montessori teachers. Today MTP of WA is accredited by the Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education (MACTE) and one of the largest training programs in the Pacific Northwest.
"27 years ago, I attended MTP of Washington's summer intensive Montessori training for the 2.5 to 6-year-old. I never dreamed at that time that I would still be actively owning and working in my own school, Small World Montessori. I was fortunate that my supervising teacher was none other than Sharron herself! The experience and knowledge I gained while interning with Sharron and working for MTP were invaluable. It is a privilege to be part of such a wonderful organization and meaningful life work."
"I HIGHLY recommend the MTP teaching program. Not only do you learn about the fascinating history and philosophy of Montessori, but you learn how to give about 800+ lessons in the subjects of language, writing, math, history, geography, sensorial, practical life, music, faith, and art. It’s an AUTHENTIC Montessori program. Many programs claim to be a Montessori program when they aren’t or they claim to be Montessori inspired. Sharron is an awe inspiring teacher. Her passion for sharing her knowledge and experience is infectious and exciting. Sharron has an understanding of children, their perspectives, how they see and experience life like I’ve never seen before. Most teachers understand the subject they teach. She understands the students and how they learn and brings that to her instruction in a passionate and exciting way. Understanding the child’s perspective is key to being a successful teacher and you get that in the MTP program. Sharron has a rich background in helping setup schools, training teachers, and leading a classroom and teaching children. On top of all of this, a portion of the training is designated to helping you understand what you will need to do to open your own school. As a graduate, I’m in my 7th year of teaching and my 3rd year of owning a small school with my sister. I’m living the Montessori teaching dream thanks to the MTP program. There is a huge demand for Montessori schools and a huge demand for teachers. I encourage anyone interested to take the plunge and enroll in the MTP program. You won’t regret it!"
"The MTP program has influenced my life forever! Not only did I walk away as a certified Montessori teacher but have gained forever respect for children and how to create environments that nurture their development without undermining them. I was very fortunate to have Sharlet and Sharron as my instructors. Sharlet with her vast wealth of knowledge, gave me such a deep understanding of the Montessori Philosophy and I have now been able to use that knowledge to redesign multiple classrooms that were not up to Montessori standards and the students were suffering as a result. The true understanding for Montessori philosophy has allowed me to navigate the not so black and white situations with a lot of grace. Sharron’s patience, kindness, enthusiasm and commitment to my learning was what made it so possible to complete my certification while juggling many other aspects of life and work. What makes graduating from MTP even better is both Sharron and Sharlet’s commitment to their student’s success that I have been able to come back to them for advice and coaching even after graduating and they never turned me away."