Research Studies and Links


Anna Lee has been described as an “educator to the bone.” Lee is a first generation Korean-American from the DC region. She believes that the human potential begins within the hands of a child. In 2010, she was appointed the Director of Education at Meadows Montessori in Frederick. With thirteen years experience teaching Montessori, her dedication to early childhood education spans far beyond her years. She has also served as an Intensive Individual Support counselor for Autistic teens. An avid world traveler, she advocates and consults for Montessori programs for schools all over the world.


Over a century ago, Dr. Maria Montessori opened her first school in San Lorenzo, Rome.  It is a credit to her genius that current research in psychology, biology, neurology and other disciplines are supporting this time-tested method of educating children.  The website MariaMontessori.com is a project of The Montessori Administrators Association. The site is a collaborative effort from many Montessorians that includes exclusive video, audio and blog posts as well as basic information for people who want to learn more about Montessori education.


Google founders, Larry Page and Sergey Brin discuss how Montessori education paved the way to their success.


Steven J. Hughes, PhD, LP, ABPdN is Director of Education and Research for The TOVA Company, and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology at the University of Minnesota Medical School.  Dr. Hughes completed his PhD in clinical psychology at the University of Minnesota Medical School, where he joined the faculty of the Division of Pediatric Clinical Neurosciences in 2001.  Dr. Hughes’ research interests include measurement of attention and executive functioning in children and adults, the effects of living in poverty on child development, and the neurodevelopmental benefits of classical Montessori education.  www.goodatdoingthings.com/


Daniel Pink, best-selling author of A Whole New Mind and expert on innovation, competition, and the changing world of work.  www.danpink.com/about


Sir Ken Robinson, PhD is an internationally recognized leader in the development of education, creativity and innovation. For twelve years, he was professor of education at the University of Warwick in the UK and is now professor emeritus. He has received honorary degrees from the Rhode Island School of Design, Ringling College of Arts and Design, the Open University and the Central School of Speech and Drama, Birmingham City University and the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts. He was been honored with the Athena Award of the Rhode Island School of Design for services to the arts and education; the Peabody Medal for contributions to the arts and culture in the United States, the LEGO Prize for international achievement in education, and the Benjamin Franklin Medal of the Royal Society of Arts for outstanding contributions to cultural relations between the United Kingdom and the United States. In 2005, he was named as one of Time/Fortune/CNN’s ‘Principal Voices’. In 2003, he received a knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II for his services to the arts. He speaks to audiences throughout the world on the creative challenges facing business and education in the new global economies.