My name is Pamela Green and I am the Founder and Directress of Ananda Montessori, and I chose the word Ananda because it means great joy or bliss, which to me expresses the natural state of the young child.
I am a mother of two grown sons, and both of my children attended Montessori school, so I have the wonderful experience of being a Montessori parent as well as a teacher. I am also a Montessori consultant and mentor to parents, teachers, and schools throughout the world.
I have taught children and families for over 30 years, and I hold Montessori credentials for Parent-Infant and Child, Preschool/Kindergarten, and Upper and Lower Elementary (grades 1 - 6}. Beginning in 1990, I began facilitating monthly parent education events and discovered how much I love supporting families on their own Montessori parenting journeys.
In 1990, I began attending births as a birth doula and homebirth midwife assistant, while also teaching childbirth education. I continue to be inspired by the families that I have the opportunity to support and serve. I bring what I know and practice as a Montessorian to these precious and profound early life experiences, and find this to be a natural extension of my work.
As well as my work in Montessori, I am a Certified Positive Discipline Parent Educator, and offer workshops and groups for parents and caregivers. In the process of this approach to parenting, you discover non-punitive tools for responding to your child, which brings about connection, empowerment, and encouragement for the whole family.