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EDU-FAMILIES: From Montessori Supporter To Charter Founder

Narcissa-Cox-Vanderlip_1x2 Last week's edu-families post was really popular, so here's another post based on a reader submission. Van Schoales, founder of the first Expeditionary Learning charter school (in Colorado), recently discovered that his great grandmother, Narcissa Cox Vanderlip (pictured) invited Maria Montessori to help her establish the first school in the US to the Montessori method.  Writes Schoales:  "The Scarborough School which no longer exists could not have been more different from the Italian version nevertheless provided a model for an important line of progressive education."

Got one or several prominent educators in your educator-filled family?  Write in and share your story.  Previous entries include Kohlmoos, Anderson.

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